Student Leadership

The greatest educational benefit of attending Phoenix Private K-8 is the ongoing formative relationships your child receives throughout their foundational years. The relationships built within our caring community are meaningful and long-lasting. Your child will be deeply known and cared for, as an individual and as a learner. In our close-knit school community, every adult on campus gets to know every child. As children mature through their years with us, they are confident knowing they are in a safe and nurturing learning environment, willing to take risks, explore, empower their personal voice, and develop their identity to make meaning of this complex world. It is through our staff’s coaching, mentoring and building of trust with our students that develops their internal compass and provides the personal leadership strategies they need to successfully navigate through life’s challenges.

Though the benefits of being profoundly “known” at Phoenix Private K-8 are clear, there are many more concrete reasons how our school forms students in their leadership:

  • Together on the same campus, our elementary and middle school students develop authentic, meaningful relationships. through inter-class buddies and “school families” programs, service learning and community building activities, our students learn to relate to others in meaningful ways outside their own grade level.
  • Students can remain children without the peer pressure to “grow up” quite as quickly as in large schools. Students are prepared with skill sets, character formation, and global civility, qualities of higher standards that set private school students apart.
  • Middle school students in K-8 communities are not separated into their own pre-teen world. Instead, our middle school students are the leaders on our K-8 campus. At a time when, developmentally, it can be easier to follow than to lead, our faculty provide explicit leadership opportunities for our middle school students to develop communication, performance, independence, and collaboration skills.
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