Saturday, June 15, 2019

North Phoenix Prep Student Supplies!



Simplify your supply shopping!


Order a la carte and/or grade level bundles

Student supply orders need to be received by June 17th!

Follow the link below to order!


Student Supplies

High School Retreat: Best Discount Ends TODAY!



Submit your payment, and complete a registration form to receive the best rate for our HIGH SCHOOL RETREAT.

The Best Discount ends TODAY!







EARLY Registration & Payment by June 15 = $150
Registration & Payment by July 1 = $175
Registration & Payment by August 1 = $200
LATE Registration & Payment after August 1st = $225

Click Here to learn more about our annual HIGH SCHOOL retreat!

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

High School Retreat!


Dear Families of High School Students,

I am so excited to tell you about our High School Retreat to Lost Canyon! Yep, that's right: we are taking the whole High School to Lost Canyon this year! This is truly a significant opportunity to build a strong foundation for your student’s high school experience at North Phoenix Prep. Our annual retreat not only ignites your student’s social engagement with his or her peers, it also cultivates the trust required for the rigorous and collaborative work they will do in the classroom. A North Phoenix Prep education depends upon the development of an invested and united community of learners, so our goal is to have 100% participation. We want every high school student to experience this important opportunity to share a communal experience with their friends.

We will depart by bus on Wednesday, August 14th and will return on Friday, August 16th, having bonded over team building activities, leadership exercises, an introduction to college counseling, s'mores and campfire stories (and sometimes sing-alongs), hiking, games, and loads of new inside jokes. Students will receive an information packet on or before the first day of school with all the details that they will need for the retreat. The packet will include: daily schedule, packing list, group assignments, cabin assignments, camp map, and liability waivers. We will send home an electronic copy of this information as well.

Securing your student’s spot on the retreat is an easy, online process. Simply submit your payment, and complete a registration form. Because the staff at Lost Canyon need to make our arrangements in advance, we have a tiered registration schedule that incentivizes your prompt response:

EARLY Registration & Payment by June 15 = $150
Registration & Payment by July 1 = $175
Registration & Payment by August 1 = $200
LATE Registration & Payment after August 1st = $225

Please do not hesitate to let me know if you have more immediate questions, concerns, or obstacles to attendance. I am eager to work with you all to make this an unforgettable kickstart for our high school culture next year!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Graduation Speaker

Our graduation speaker this year is Mr. Jake Tawney.  Born and raised in Ohio, Mr. Tawney earned a bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Denison University and a master's in Mathematics from the Ohio State University.  He spent a decade teaching mathematics and computer science at the high school level before serving as Director of Student Services.  In 2014, Mr. Tawney and his family moved to Phoenix to join Great Hearts, where he serves as Vice President of Curriculum.  Mr. Tawney and his wife are the busy parents of eight children.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

High School Retreat!



Last year's retreat with the Freshmen was so great that we're bringing the whole high school next year! Our 2019 High School Retreat will once again be held at Lost Canyon in Williams, Arizona!

The retreat will take place from August 14-16.

Parents of High Schoolers will receive an introductory letter from Mr. Weinhold this week!

Headmaster Letter


Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

As we enter finals week and prepare for graduation, it's fitting to take a moment to reflect on the path we've walked.  The 2018-2019 school year has been, indeed, a memorable one. I remain ever grateful for the privilege of serving as your headmaster and for the camaraderie that we share in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty.

I imagine that your students, like me, can recall several moments from this past year that will stick in their memory for a long time. Perhaps they remember speeding down the zip line at Lost Canyon during our Freshman Retreat. Perhaps they remember the excitement of one of our post-season athletic competitions. Perhaps they remember attending one of our many school social events. More deeply, our students may cherish the memory of a certain friendship or the satisfaction of academic achievement. Our life together includes many varied experiences, some more meaningful than others, some which will pass away, and some which will remain with us for years to come—perhaps even for a lifetime.

Yet I want to encourage everyone in our community to reflect upon another, deeper reality: that the focus of our Academy is not primarily upon the here and now—though there are always many exciting activities and experiences happening here and now. Nor are we primarily trying to craft lovely memories—though many memorable moments occur throughout the school year. Rather, our true purpose is something entirely different. Our purpose is transformational. It is future-oriented. It is about who we are becoming. It is about the moral drama that plays out in our choices and in our relationships. It is about discovering the purpose and meaning that brings significance to the whole of our lives.

Let’s continue building each other up both now and in the years to come, Gladiators!  Let’s continue to cultivate virtue in and with one another!  And let's sprint all the way through the finish line this year!

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold



Monday, May 13, 2019

Community Investment

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Community Investment is a vital component of our school's financial well-being.  A gift to Community Investment allows us to use funds for the operation of the school, including paying teachers' salaries, purchasing supplies for the school, and all of the expected (and unexpected) expenses associated with operating a school.  We are currently behind on our projected goal for Community investment. 

Currently, 33% of families are participating, and we are at 71% of our annual goal.

We have until June 30th to finish the year strong with Community Investment.  We invite you to support our campaign so that we can purchase beautiful artwork for our hallways.  There are currently several blank walls that need decoration.  We also need to purchase engaging books and resources for our library shelves, which are currently serving as mere storage.  Your gift will make a visible difference on our campus, so please consider donating today! 

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Your feedback is important to us, especially as we wrap up this year & pivot towards the 2019-2020 school year.  I am asking all families to complete an online survey for each teacher who instructs your student(s).  Your responses can help us focus on the right things as we seek to continuously improve our Academy's community.

Please note that the survey answers are anonymous and that your narrative comments are helpful as we analyze the results. 

The survey will remain open until May 20th.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

Last week's Art Show and Senior Drama performance was truly spectacular!  I'm so proud of our students for the hours of preparation and rehearsal that made last Thursday such a wonderful evening for us all.  It's evenings like these that remind us why we're engaged in the vital work of cultivating the hearts and minds of our students.  These communal experiences of beauty give us a perspective that we must carry forward into our daily lives.  They fill us with a yearning for the highest, nobles, and finest things.  It's so wonderful that our students can give us this tremendous gift! 

Be sure to mark your calendars for our Spring Concert on May 16th.  This will be another fantastic opportunity to experience the Beautiful with our students and faculty.

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week

Teacher Appreciation Week is May 6-10!  Help our PSO make the week truly special for our teachers!  You can donate directly using the PayPal link below, or click the Sign-Up Genius to contribute a basket item.

LINK TO PAYPAL

LINK TO SIGN-UP GENIUS

Monday, April 29, 2019

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

We have an exciting week ahead of us!  Our Seniors will be performing Oscar Wilde's An Ideal Husband this Thursday evening, and we will be hosting our annual NPX Art Show on the same day.  Come to the Art Show and stay for the play!  The arts are, indeed, vital to an education in Beauty, and I am always appreciative that our Academy continues to provide a rich immersion in art, music, poetry, and drama for all our students.

With Devotion,

Headmaster Weinhold

Monday, April 22, 2019

Headmaster Letter

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

I trust that everyone had a restful and relaxing three-day weekend!  We are entering the final season of the school year, one with many events and deadlines converge in a flurry of activity prior to summer vacation.  As we enter this busy time of year, let's remember to keep a sense of perspective and to remember why we're here.  We engage daily in the pursuit of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty because we believe that these pursuits prepare young people for a life well-lived.  What we are ultimately seeking is something deeper and more meaningful than mere success.  We are after robust and authentic human happiness for each of our students--and for ourselves.  Everything we do aims at that all-important purpose.

I also want to take a moment to express my gratitude to Ms. Coughlon for the energy, enthusiasm, and dynamism that she has brought to her role as assistant headmaster at our Academy.  You will see in her letter below that she is moving to San Antonio, Texas to serve as the founding headmaster of a future Great Hearts Academy.  Her work and influence at North Phoenix Prep will never be forgotten, and I am so grateful for her partnership over the past several years.  She will finish out the school year with us, so we will have an opportunity to thank her and wish her well on her new adventure. 

With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold

Monday, April 15, 2019

Headmaster Letter


Today’s Schools Should Emulate The Education That Produced Abraham Lincoln

Dear North Phoenix Prep Families,

We have a short but action-packed week ahead of us!  As we launch into it with vigor, allow me to direct your attention to a brief article written by a friend of mine, Dr. Stephen Shipp.  The article is titled, "Today's Schools Should Emulate the Education that Produced Abraham Lincoln."  Here's a brief snippet from the article to whet your appetites:

"Our contemporary notions of practical education have little regard for things that cannot be counted, so it has trouble teaching us what is worthy of our full energies. But those things that are not easily counted are exactly the sorts of things that defined Lincoln—wit and wisdom, humility and patience, eloquence and unbending humanity.
Lincoln modeled his self-education on the education of the schoolhouse. Maybe we should model our schoolhouses on his self-education."
With Devotion,
Headmaster Weinhold