The Phoenix School Family Grows

The Phoenix School Family Grows

The Phoenix School in Salem – known for its challenging academic curriculum, designed as an experience-driven learning community that gives kids the tools, thoughts, and experiences that will help them become the best versions of themselves and fosters their development as contributors to society – welcomes two teachers and promotes a new school Head for the 2018-2019 school year.

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Laying Aloft….Lay On

Laying Aloft….Lay On

Excited Phoenix School 6th – 8th graders and teachers heading to Los Angeles, for a week of marine studies at Catalina Island Marine Institute begin their day early at Boston’s Logan Airport. As weary as we are when we reach San Pedro, we find a second wind as we...

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Marine Critters: Microscopic to Enormous

Marine Critters: Microscopic to Enormous

Morning comes too soon for some of us after being rocked to sleep aboard the Exy Johnson last night, but we must catch our Catalina Island ferry where we hope to see our first sea creatures….and we do. Dolphins swim alongside and grey whales spout in the distance as...

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Day 6 Cimi Friday kayak & home

Day 6 Cimi Friday kayak & home

None of us can believe today is our last at CIMI. The week has flown, packed with marine science, challenge, adventure, and fun. TJ is the BEST Marine Science instructor across the 7 seas! All Phoenix kids enthusiastically concur. However, the week is not quite over....

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Day 5 CIMI Thursday, Feb. 1 Back Side Adventure

Day 5 CIMI Thursday, Feb. 1 Back Side Adventure

Thanks to Mistal and Mike, and TJ’s magic, Phoenix kids are the only school group, ever, to get to go to the island’s back side. Into the SUVs we scramble, and up, up, around the winding switchbacks and over the top of the ridge we go. As we descend to the other side...

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Day 4 CIMI Wednesday, Jan 31, Finding Plankton

Day 4 CIMI Wednesday, Jan 31, Finding Plankton

Tonight we swim with the plankton that, hopefully, will sparkle and glow for us. First, however, we must see who are to be our swim partners this evening (our planktonic ones, that is). In the Plankton Lab we observe phytoplankton and zooplankton under microscopes....

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