Increasing Your Child’s Motivation to Read 

At the Phoenix Academy, we know the power of a good book! According to What Kids are Reading: And How They Grow, if your child spends just fifteen minutes reading a day between 1st and 12th grade, they’ll have read five million words by graduation – 3.5 million words more than those children who don’t.  But how can you […]

Teacher Spotlight – Mrs. Keri-Jo Micek

This month, we’re excited to recognize another one of our outstanding Phoenix Academy teachers – Keri-Jo Micek. This is Mrs. Micek’s second year at Phoenix Academy, but she has been working with children for over 27 years! She currently teaches kindergarten and first grade at Phoenix Academy.  We took a moment to chat with Mrs. […]

Dyslexia Awareness Month: Important Things to Know

Did you know that between 15-20% of people display some symptoms of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association? Yet dyslexia – a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading – often goes unnoticed or undiagnosed. In honor of Dyslexia Awareness Month, we’re sharing some of the most important things to know about this common condition.  […]

Teacher Spotlight – Ms. Amy Lucas

This month, we’re proud to recognize the hard work of one of our amazing Phoenix Academy teachers – Amy Lucas. Ms. Lucas has been teaching for ten years, and five of those have been at the Phoenix Academy. This year, she’s teaching sixth and seventh graders!  We took a moment to chat with Ms. Lucas […]

Easy Ways to Show Interest in Your Child’s School Day 

School is the stage for so many important events in your child’s life – it’s the place where they meet friends, learn about themselves, overcome challenges, discover new passions, and much more. We know that, as a parent, you probably care deeply about your child’s growth and development at school. We also know that everything […]

From Summer to School: Five Ways to Help Your Child Make the Transition

Can you believe summer is almost coming to a close? In just a few weeks, we’ll be welcoming all our students back through our doors, and we couldn’t be more excited!  However, we understand that, for students, the first couple weeks of school can be just as challenging as they are fun and exciting. Thankfully, […]

Honoring Phoenix Academy Co-Founder, Ann Mactier

Phoenix Academy Board and Staff, past and present, came out in support of the Mactier Family at the memorial for Ann Mactier. Ann was one of the founders of Phoenix Academy in 1991. Ann passed away in November 2022 at the age of 100. We are continuously grateful for the tremendous and ongoing support of […]

Five Ways to Ensure Your Child Doesn’t Experience “Summer Slide” 

Have you ever heard of summer slide? And no, we’re not talking about playground equipment here. This slide is one you really don’t want your kids going down! Summer slide is the term that many teachers and researchers use to refer to the loss of skills and knowledge that students experience over the summer. A […]