Voted Best School of Nisqually 2015!


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.



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

Telephone: (360) 446-1500


Last Day of School Holiday Celebration

School Campus

2015 — Thanksgiving Break


Parent/Teacher Conferences

9:00 am to 12:15 pm

Halloween Harvest Celebration

School Campus
5:00 pm

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  Focus & Mindfulness At School   Have you ever thought about your own thinking? Have you ever thought about changing your thinking? Have you ever wondered about how we learn? At Phoenix Rising we do as part of our curriculum in C.R.E.A.T.E. class, a program that makes our school absolutely unique on planet Earth. ...

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Is Recess Really as Important as Reading or Math? Science says Yes!

  According to a Stanford study “recess is a profoundly important part of the school day. Well-organized recess programs engage students in meaningful play and prepare them to learn once back in the classroom.”   The American Academy of Pediatrics believes that recess is “a crucial and necessary component of a child’s development.”   The ...

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The Phoenix Rising… A School in the Future

  Imagine for a moment the world, as you know it, has been transformed into a wonderland of the future. That is exactly what the students at the Phoenix Rising School have found in their Friday workshop called, “Future City.” These students began by looking at A City Through Time by Phillip Steele, and brainstorming their future ...

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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