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PMA History

Our History:

Our school was established June 19, 2004 and the first class was held on September 7, 2004. The school was founded by a group of parents and a seasoned teacher, all committed to creating a loving and nurturing environment where the well-being and development of the child is paramount. Enrollment has grown from a single founding class of seventeen students to a fully accredited 18 month through 18 year old program. 

Our Name:

As the legend goes, the Phoenix is a bird-like creature that has a lifespan of no less than 100 years, and in some myths up to 500 years. At the end of its lifespan, the Phoenix is believed to be consumed by fire, only to emerge from the ashes as a new Phoenix.

This myth ties in perfectly with the Montessori philosophy, because Montessori education allows children to construct themselves, to explore, and to self-correct. It provides endless possibilities and second chances. The children in our school are encouraged to embrace new opportunities, and to constantly re-evaluate themselves and the world around them in order to improve self and the community.

Another aspect of the Phoenix Myth is that there is only one Phoenix in existence at any given time. With that in mind, we embrace the calling to be a prestigious educational community that is unique; one that offers a rewarding, life-changing academic experience.