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A tuition-free public school, serving middle school students in Charles County, Maryland.

who we are

our approach

our belief

our crew

Our innovative, whole-child approach 

prepares young people for leadership in a global and creative world with arts-education, every day.  We also bring a globally-minded perspective to everything we teach.

who we are

our approach

our belief

our crew

We believe

that when students understand the many perspectives impacting our world, they are better positioned to tackle complex problems and design innovative solutions to improve our world.

who we are

our approach

our belief

our crew

Our dedicated team

is comprised of individuals who are committed to accessible education that motivates and inspires young scholars. With support from our district, donors, volunteers, and community partners, we're creating an ecosystem of innovation that empowers the next generation of change-makers.

who we are

our approach

our belief

our crew

The Arts at PISOTA 

Students select an intensive focus among dance, music, voice, theatre, visual arts, or museum studies and new media.

More About The Arts

Our Academics

Students learn their core academics using Cambridge International, a globally recognized curriculum.


Excellence in A3: Academics, Arts Instruction + Arts Integration


Global Competence, Leadership and Bilingualism


Mental Health and Holistic Wellness


Real World Experience and Access to Experts


Community Uplift

Our New Generation Model

More on Academics


The PISOTA team is so thrilled to welcome interested founding families to our learning community! Phoenix International School of the Arts serves Charles County students entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grade, and is tuition-free for all students.

Enrollment is now open.

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To grow, we need our community’s support. Your contribution is an investment in the next global innovator, scholar, artist, and leader. Thank you!

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public charter school in Charles County


Fine and performing arts pathways


Professional Certificated Educators and Visiting Artists


scholars enrolled across grades 6 - 8

All with one grand mission that each PISOTA scholar RISES to reach their greatest potential.

The PISOTA team is thrilled to welcome interested families to our community for the 2024/2025 school year! 

Ready to apply?