“The Museum School is different. Our school is where innovation and a cutting-edge model are nestled against an inviting school culture and a welcoming school community. It’s a school where challenging goals are set and exceeded and kids’ dreams are developed and fostered.”

– Dr. Katherine Kelbaugh, Executive Director

2022-2023 School Year Funded Projects

$47,000 for a Basketball Court Refresh
Funded during our Boosterthon Fun Run and  included custom Sportcourt flooring, new fencing, and new permanently installed bike racks

$50,000 for Year 1 of a 3-year DEI Grant
TMSF received a 3-year $150,000 grant from the SNAVE Foundation to directly support TMS students-in-need, DEI-geared professional development, and replication of our DEI practices through our Museum-in-a-Box program and the National Association of Museum Schools 

$71,000 for Roof Work
Awarded funding from the TMSF reserves to pay for necessary roof work on the lower building

$10,700 for our Arts Programs
Raised to supplement year-end trips for our Orchestra and Chorus students and through Fund-the-Need at Arts in the Park

$4,700  for Teacher Mini-Grants, including 2nd grade math manipulatives, culinary arts supplies, and field day t-shirts

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Why a Foundation?

The Museum School Foundation exists to fund special projects and capital improvements for The Museum School of Avondale Estates.

Who Are We?
The Museum School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) governed by a volunteer board of directors. The Foundation Board works closely with The Museum School Governing Board to identify needs and priorities. The Museum School Foundation was formed in 2011 to raise the needed capital to fund our growth.  All donations to The Museum School Foundation are 100% tax deductible.

How are we funded?

  • Grants
  • Our community – parents, grandparents, community members
    • 75% family participation rate in 18/19 school year
    • 90% overall parent participation rate for Media Center Campaign

Past Projects:

  • $5 million renovation of current elementary and middle school buildings, including the construction of the middle school bridge and the current playground and landscaping
  • $2 million construction of media center

We Need Your Help!

Volunteers – grant writers, database administrators, events
Financial support – One-time donation or recurring gift

  • Recurring gifts add up! From Kindergarten through 8th grade at TMS you could give:
    • $10/month over 9 years = $1,080 gift
    • $20/month over 9 years = $2,160 gift
    • $50/month over 9 years = $5,400 gift
    • $100/month over 9 years = $10,800 gift
  • Email [email protected] for questions or to volunteer
  • Mail checks to The Museum School Foundation 923 Forrest Boulevard Decatur, GA 30030
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The Museum School Foundation is a non-profit organization pursuant to Section 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code. Your donation to the Foundation may qualify for an income tax deduction in accordance with Federal and/or State income tax laws. Please consult with your tax advisor to determine whether your donation is tax deductible in whole or in part.

Contact The Museum School Foundation:

[email protected]

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