Mountain Phoenix Community School believes that children prosper when their curriculum is varied and includes movement and artistic activities. Because we are a charter school, we have the ability to create an inspiring, arts-based environment of learning and adventure unlike other public schools. We are also a public school and while we do receive district funding for each student, we also have expenses that neighborhood schools don’t. We must pay for our own facilities — pay our mortgage, as well as repairs and maintenance on our campus. While we do generate income to cover these expenses, it’s just enough to break even and doesn’t cover additional improvements we need to make.