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Phoenix International School of the Arts (PISOTA) Opens Doors in Charles County, MD

La Plata Welcomes Prestigious Institution with Dignitaries, Celebrations and Ribbon Cutting


La Plata, MD – A momentous occasion unfolded yesterday Monday, August 7, 2023, as Charles County welcomed the much-anticipated inauguration of the Phoenix International School of the Arts. Distinguished delegates, commissioners, the mayor of La Plata, school board superintendents, representatives from the Charles County Chambers of Commerce, and a host of esteemed guests gathered at the magnificent inauguration ceremony to mark the beginning of a new era in arts education.

The school’s grand opening was accompanied by a list of dignitaries, including County Commissioners, State Delegates, and prominent members of the educational and cultural spheres. Among the attendees was Mayor Jeannine James of La Plata, who emphasized the pivotal role the school would play in fostering artistic talent within the community.

“This institution signifies a new chapter, not only for the students but for the entire community of Charles County,” remarked Mayor Jeannine James, expressing her enthusiasm for the school’s potential impact on the local arts scene.

Superintendents from the Charles County Public Schools, Maria V. Navarro, Ed. along with several members of the Board of Education, conveyed their excitement about the school’s innovative curriculum designed to nurture young artistic minds. With an emphasis on multidisciplinary learning, the Phoenix International School of the Arts aims to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and artistic expression among its students.

The Charles County Chambers of Commerce representatives spoke about the economic boon the school is expected to bring to the region, highlighting its potential to attract talent and enhance the cultural landscape of the area.

The inauguration ceremony was a celebration of the arts in its truest form. Attendees were treated to captivating performances by talented students showcasing their prowess in music, dance, theater, and visual arts. The school’s inaugural performances left the audience spellbound, foreshadowing the incredible talent that will be nurtured within its walls.

Inspirational speeches by key figures emphasized the importance of investing in arts education and the transformative power it holds for the youth. “Art transcends boundaries, enriches lives, and shapes communities. With the opening of Phoenix International School of the Arts, we are sowing the seeds for a vibrant, creative future, in southern Maryland” remarked one of the dignitaries.

Following the formal ceremonies, guests were given tours of the state-of-the-art facilities, including cutting-edge studios, classrooms, rehearsal spaces, and art galleries, showcasing the school’s commitment to providing an immersive artistic environment.

The opening of the Phoenix International School of the Arts located at 95 Catapla Dr. La Plata, MD 20646, represents a milestone in the cultural and educational landscape of Charles County. As students prepare to embark on their artistic journeys within its halls, the school stands as a testament to the community’s dedication to nurturing creativity and innovation.

With its inauguration, the Phoenix International School of the Arts has firmly established itself as a beacon of artistic excellence and promises to inspire generations of aspiring artists, leaving an indelible mark on the vibrant tapestry of Charles County.