Voted Best School of Nisqually 2015!


Watch this video to learn why!



The Phoenix Rising School began in August 2010.


At the Phoenix Rising School, students are seen and assessed as whole children on differing developmental strata, not as numbers on a test score. We believe that success can be best measured by personal, individualized assessment. In addition to differentiated traditional academics, we provide weekly art, science, outdoor education, and mindfulness training.


On Friday afternoons, a variety of 5-7 week workshops are offered, ranging in subject matter from performance arts, sports, textile arts, crafts, and engineering. These additional curricular areas give students choice, and allows them to flourish and thrive beyond paper and pencil.


Housed on a beautiful, natural, 10 acre wooded campus in Rainier, WA, our children always have plenty of time to develop good social skills through long periods of outside play.


Parents are our strong right arm. Our parent group, Phoenix Families, supports the school with fundraising, volunteer, and FUN-raising opportunities.



Call to arrange a tour:

Campus Address:
13411 Cedar Grove Ln. SE
Rainier, WA 98576

Telephone: (360) 446-1500

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Phoenix Rising Auction A Success

Last Saturday, in record setting heat for early June, The Phoenix Rising School held its annual fundraising auction. Our parent auction teams outdid themselves. Late Friday night, undaunted by decoration plans which would not work due to the heat, they regrouped and pressed on. Come Saturday afternoon, the venue, Nisqually Springs Farm, sparkled with gold ...

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Exciting Auction Items!

We are excited to announce two of our auction items   “Le Petite Chat” An Intimate Conversation and Luncheon with JZ Knight hosted at her home   (Date to be determined by hostess)   JZ Knight, “The Great American Channel” of Ramtha, has been recognized as one of the most charismatic and compelling spiritual leaders of the modern ...

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2016 Neuroscience for Kids Poetry Contest Winners

  Congratulations to Nathan and Deka for being among the winners of the University of Washington’s 2016 Neuroscience for Kids Poetry Contest   Every year UW’s Neuroscience Department holds a writing or drawing contest for children. This year they were calling all poets in grades Kindergarten through 12. Each age group had developmentally appropriate contest ...

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An Intimate Day with Ramtha

Ramtha's School of Enlightenment, Yelm Washington
1:00 PM

Ramtha’s School of Enlightenment is holding An Intimate Day with Ramtha to benefit the Phoenix Rising School on September 13, 2016 at 1:00 PM. All proceeds of the event will go to The Phoenix Rising School.   To register online for the event in Yelm, WA click here. (International students must use this link!)   You can ...


Piano Recital

The Commons, Yelm Middle School
7:30 PM

    A piano recital to benefit The Phoenix Rising School.


Summer Party & Auction

Nisqually Springs Farm / Schorno Agri-business
3:00 pm - 9:30 pm

BUY YOUR TICKET HERE                                                 Don’t miss this event! Email or call us for more information: Email: Phone: (360) 446 – 1500


Harmonica Pocket at The Hands On Children’s Museum

Olympia Hands On Children's Museum
1:00 pm, 2:15 pm and 2:30 pm

Sponsored by The Phoenix Rising School:



Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Nelson Mandela



The Phoenix Rising School is a non-profit, community supported school located in rural Western Washington state. Priced at 70% less than average private schools, Phoenix Rising School is blazing the trail for an affordable, independent school education. Our goal is to provide access to a dynamic education where students love learning. We endeavor to equip our students with academic, as well as social, and emotional tools for a changing world


Housed on a beautiful, natural, 10 acre wooded campus in Rainier, WA