The Phoenix School Honors Its Roots with an Evening Overlooking Salem Harbor

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When Betsye Sargent and Barbara McFall started The Phoenix School in 1981, they had $800 between them. What they also had was the determination to found a school that would set new standards for education. They aimed to provide opportunities for Salem children that the public school system just didn’t have the funding for, with [….]

Summer’s on the Horizon with Adventure-Filled Programming from the Phoenix School

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The 2018/2019 year at The Phoenix School is wrapping up and summer is on the horizon. On Friday, May 1, the kids had their annual May Day performance in Old Town Hall, and are readying themselves for the upcoming All School End-of-Year Celebration and Graduation on June 12th at 6:00 pm at the Salem Five [….]

Welcome Home, Friendship! – The Phoenix School Celebrates the Return of an Old Friend

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After much anticipation and hundreds of people asking: “When is the Friendship coming back?”, the beloved Friendship returned to Salem on Monday, April 22 to the cheers and excitement of everyone waiting for her on shore. The Phoenix School students were there to greet her in the less than perfect weather, holding up banners and [….]

The Alligators Get the Right of Way – The Phoenix School Grades 6-8 Go to the Everglades

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The Phoenix School’s 6th-8th graders recently got back from the Florida Everglades and have spent the last two weeks going over their research and discussing what they had learned on the journey. Since the Kindergarten through fifth graders had also completed a similar imaginary journey, the two groups were able to share notes and discuss [….]

Phoenix School Imaginary Everglades Trip

Phoenix Airlines Flight 406 – Destination Everglades

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The classroom was full of the hustle and bustle of children shuffling quickly through a makeshift security line. “Take off your shoes and your belt and put all of your personal belongings in the bin to go through the scanner,” one fifth grade student said to a third grader in line. “Don’t forget to empty [….]

Imagining and Examining the Everglades at the Phoenix School

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by Joey Phoenix Spring is finally here and the students at The Phoenix School are gearing up for their annual adventure. This year, they’re trekking down to the Florida Everglades. Trips like these have been part of the school’s curriculum for years now as a way to create an engaging project that’s adaptable across age, [….]