The Museum School Foundation is proud to announce that the Exceeding Expectations Capital Campaign has reached its fundraising goal. This milestone was achieved thanks to the generous contributions of philanthropic foundations, Museum School families, staff and community supporters.
During Summer 2016 we will complete Phase V renovations. This phase of our five-year plan will add a new technology lab as well as a new language classroom and renovate the facility’s original front entrance to create a welcoming lobby and gallery area for displaying student exhibits.
Our administrative offices will be relocated, allowing the current temporary entrance to be converted back to classroom space.
Over five years, funding from this initial campaign allowed our school to grow from 135 students in a temporary modular structure to 514 current students (and another increase to 540 students in Fall 2016) in a refurbished and modernized permanent building. Each fall, families and staff have returned with excitement and pride to see the improvements which transformed an abandoned building into a vibrant learning environment.
While we celebrate this achievement, The Museum School’s Board of Directors, administration, and staff continue to evaluate our evolving programmatic and capital needs. The success of the Exceeding Expectations campaign is evidence of the strength of The Museum School community as we continue to grow, excel academically, and serve as an educational model both locally and nationally.
Museum School representatives were featured on Focus Atlanta to discuss the school's uniqueness and goals to increase student diversity during open enrollment. TMS board member and parent Carla C. Smith and parent Tina Younger provided a brief history and shared important information about this year's open enrollment and lottery process. Watch the segment here: themuseumschool.org/news-tms-focus-atlanta/...
Mission: The mission of The Museum School of Avondale Estates is to inspire students, teachers and the community to collaborate to develop strong critical thinking, interpersonal and academic skills in our students, which will prepare them for real-world success.