Capital Campaign

Help Meet Student Needs Today and Tomorrow!

The past five years have been exciting ones for Museum School families, who have built a top-quality school with a tremendous grassroots, volunteer effort.

Since the school's opening in 2010, its student population has more than doubled, a middle-school program has been added, and the school moved into a fantastic permanent location! With that growth comes the task of funding all renovation costs for a facility that dates back to the 1950s.

Exceeding Expectations, our capital campaign, supports our five-year renovation process, and we need your support. Please join us as we tackle the challenges of the next few years in The Museum School's exciting journey.

Learn more about the renovations, our capital campaign and how you can help!

Taking Innovation Nationwide

We’re Building the Nation’s First Association of Museum Schools!

A recently awarded federal grant of $150,000 will allow our school to create a nationwide Museum School Network, uniting more than 30 museum schools from at least 10 states. The association will share best practices for boosting student achievement at top-performing schools with educators and administrators across the nation.

The vision of Katherine Kelbaugh, principal of The Museum School of Avondale Estates, the project has potential to improve student engagement and achievement in a substantial way across Georgia and the country!


Launch Video

Launch Video

Our shining stars

Videos Spotlight Museum School Students and Staff

A recent video produced by the Governor's Office of Student Achievement highlights The Museum School's unique Museum in a Box program!

As the recipient of a federal Race to the Top grant through the governor's Innovation Fund, our school uses museum-style trunks to share its hands-on learning model with elementary and middle schools across the state. The video feautres a number of Museum School students and teachers doing what they do best - exploring!

This fall, some of our third-graders starred in a video promoting the interactive classroom teaching tools from the Promethean company.

View the Promthean video
View the Museum in a Box video

Remembering Tami and Jess

With love and sorrow, The Museum School family remembers Tami and Jess Willadsen, two beautiful people who made immeasurable contributions to our school community and profoundly touched so many lives. Their adventurous spirits and compassionate natures inspired those who knew them well, and their loss is deeply felt. They remain always in our hearts.

Read Principal Katherine Kelbaugh's eulogy.

Read Board Chair Aspen Kron's statement about Tami.

Read TMS Parent Angela Fisher's comments about Jess.

Going Greener

The Museum School is an applicant for the Grants to Green program - a partnership helping nonprofit organizations become more green by reducing energy and water use.

The ongoing effort to achieve greater sustainability is just one of the many ways our school lives its core values every day!

Exhibit Night: When Our Little Explorers Shine!

Exhibit Night is a special time at The Museum School: You never know who or what you'll find on display. Four times a year, our students re-enact pivotal moments in history, conduct science experiments and show off their work, from hand-crafted zoos and rainforest models to sun dials, gravity rooms, a student garden and so much more! Be our guest at the next Exhibit Night: Thursday, December 18, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

2014-2015 School Calendar

October 30 & 31
Early Release (12:30)
Parent-Teacher Conferences

November 8
A Night At The Museum Auction

November 12
Spirit Night at Raging Burrito

November 13
Bring Your Parents to Lunch Day
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November 15
Volunteer Work Day

November 18
PTO General Meeting
RSVP required for childcare


Curricular Partners

Meet Our Curricular Partners