May 14, 2018
“Tradition is not the worship of ashes, but the preservation of fire.” ~ Gustav Mahler
Headmaster Letter
Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

A thousand thanks to everyone who participated in Teacher Appreciation Week! Our faculty certainly enjoyed the mountains of tasty food, treats, and gift baskets in the faculty office. What a great way to begin the final month of the school year! 

Please take note of our  Spring Concert   this Thursday. You won't want to miss this high cultural moment in the life of our Academy. In addition, this coming Saturday is our  New Family Orientation , where our soon-to-be Gladiators can receive helpful information for the start of next year. Finally, you are cordially invited to attend our first ever  Graduation  ceremony Saturday, May 26th, 2:30 pm at Calvary North.  We are so excited to have our first alumni!    

Here's to another great week at North Phoenix Prep. Let's finish strong, Gladiators!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold
The Spring Concert for ALL students taking music in the spring semester is  Thursday, May 17. The concert begins at 7pm, and all students taking music need to arrive in concert attire by 6pm. Click on the image for entire details.
The entire community is invited to attend! 
Important Dates

  • Thursday, 5/17- Spring Concert 7pm Calvary North
  • Saturday, 5/19 6:30 am - 8:30 am Middle School Cross Country (MS XC)Summer Run Kick off/ Meeting
  • Saturday, 5/19 9th & 10th grade social
  • Finals week- May 21-25; Full day Monday 5/21; Half-day 12:35 dismissal 5/22-5/25
  • Wednesday 5/23 1 pm-Graduation Rehearsal- Seniors only
  • 5/25- HS Awards & MS Awards 8th Grade Promotion Ceremony
  • 5/25- Last day of classes
  • Saturday 5/26 Graduation 2:30 pm at Calvary North
Teacher Feature: Dr. Bain
We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Stephen Bain is joining our faculty next year!

Dr. Bain earned a B.A. in Humanities and Biblical Studies from Point University and Master's degrees in Humanities and Philosophy from the University of Dallas. In addition, he completed a Ph.D. in Humanities and Philosophy from Faulkner University.

He has taught at Coastal Alabama Community College, Auburn University at Montgomery, the University of West Georgia, and Atlanta Metropolitan State College. Most recently, he has taught at Scottsdale Prep, one of our sister Great Hearts Academies.

Dr. Bain will teach Humane Letters at North Phoenix next year.

Our students prepared a few questions for Dr. Bain:

When did you decide to become a teacher and why?
I suppose that I was first intrigued by the idea when I was in my senior year of high school. I had several very good teachers that year, and I was impressed by the way that they had impacted me, and I thought it would be a good profession to be able to impact others. This idea grew when I was in college, where I was able to do some teaching myself as a TA. It was there that I discovered that I loved teaching. Teaching allows me to make a living doing one of my favorite things: encountering the great ideas of history and civilization, study them, and then share and discuss those ideas with others as they encounter them for the first time. 

What do you look for as signs of positive engagement?
Students are positively engaged in a topic when they are asking questions about it. It shows interest and a desire to discover more about a particular topic. I also see positive engagement when students disagree with a thinker, a writer, or one of their ideas. This shows me that students have not simply encountered an idea, or expressed a like or dislike of it, but are analyzing and passing judgment on a topic, and comparing it to their own ideas and, perhaps, altering their own views in light of those new ideas.

What interests do you have that might support an extracurricular club?
I have always been very fond of games, whether board games, card games, or collectible card games. It might be enjoyable to have a club based on a love of games where those with similar interests might come together and share in some fun “analog” pastimes, as it were.

If you could have dinner with anyone from history or literature, who would it be?
I think that I would like to have dinner with G. K. Chesterton. I would imagine that the dinner conversation would be magnificent, not only because of his scholarship, which I greatly admire, but also because of his wit, his humor, his profound sense of wonder, and the unique manner in which he engages with ideas.

Welcome to North Phoenix Prep, Dr. Bain!
Summer Academy
North Phoenix Preparatory will be offering on campus and independent study Summer Academy Courses for incoming students as well as students who are in need of recovery credits. Please explore our Summer Course Catalog HERE

Yearbooks are Here!!
NPX yearbooks will be distributed on Monday, May 21 st . There is a very limited supply of extra books that will be available for purchase in the courtyard after school on Monday. This is a first come first serve sale, so get one while they last! The extra books can be purchased for $35
with cash or check. Please make checks out to North Phoenix Prep.
Calling ALL incoming 5th - 8th grade students! Please come and join us this Saturday, 6:30 am - 8:30 am

After a great first summer run last Saturday we are ready for the summer run season. This will be in preparation for the Fall XC season. Please join us for a run, starting at the school, at 6:30 am.

We will plan to be back at the school by 7:15 - 7:30 am. We will then have an information meeting for all athletes and student starting at 7:30 am at the latest. It will be for about 30 - 45 minutes. You will be able to meet the coaches, Curtis, Klas, and Johnston. We will have the information on the 1000 Min Gladiator running club as well as a full calendar for the Summer fun & runs. We will review our plans for the summer and get to know all of you. We would like to get a list of all the currently interested students with parent names and email addresses to keep everyone informed.
Looking Forward- Costa Rica Trip Summer 2019
North Phoenix rep recognizes the value of international education, and North Phoenix Prep has joined many other Great Heart Campuses in offering this life-changing experience! You are invited to attend an informational meeting about our trip to Costa Rica during Summer of 2019.

We are hosting a mandatory Parent information and enrollment meeting on  Monday, May 21  st  at 6:00pm at North Phoenix Prep  to answer all of your questions.

At the meeting you can:

  • Lock in the price of the tour and reserve your spot by registering online at the meeting with just $95
  • Save up to $200 off for registering the night of the meeting and learn of other discounts!
  •  Learn about fundraising to help you earn funds toward this trip!
  •  First come first serve, with limited spots available for the trip

Please Visit this  website  to RSVP/Register for the Parent Information Meeting

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