The 2015 Phoenix School Mayfair celebration - Media Gallery

"The world's favorite season is the spring.

All things seem possible in May."

- Edwin Way Teale

On May 8th, Grandparents’ Day for Salem’s The Phoenix School was more than just an opportunity for multiple generations to gather together and celebrate the achievements of the young ones in the family. It was also a chance to recognize one of the most enjoyable parts of the year: the month of May. It’s no question that the warmth of spring is welcome reprieve from the drawn-out difficulties of the most recent winter, and what better way to commemorate the brighter days than with a May Fair.


Dressed in their spring finest, flower crowns atop their heads and bells jingling at their ankles, the kids, ranging from age 4-14, put on a show in Salem Common that was an absolute joy to experience. They sang traditional songs, danced rehearsed dances with ornate steps, and delighted the audience with sound and color.