“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. Where challenging goals are set and exceeded and kids’ dreams are developed and fostered.”

– Principal Katherine Kelbaugh

The Museum School

Rendering of the Media Center

Exciting News!

Our halls have been buzzing with excitement here at The Museum School of Avondale Estates!  We have been named the 2019 Academic Charter School of the Year by the Georgia Charter Schools Association. We are thrilled to receive this recognition and know that we stand on the shoulders of so many who have invested their time, talents, and resources in The Museum School.

The school we have today is the result of the vision, dedication, and generosity of those in our community who built this school from the ground up.  Now it’s our turn to show our support for the school we love!  Which brings us to our next big news!!

As you know, construction is underway for our state of the art Media Center that is planned to open in the 2019-20 school year.  We are in the final phase of the capital campaign to pay for this project but we still need to raise almost $350,000 before the doors open to our students.


A very generous donor has challenged us to show our support for our school in a big way.  When we raise the next $200,000 for our Inspiring Excellence campaign, this donor will literally write a check for the remaining $143,000 needed to finish the Media Center project. We need EVERY family to participate to meet the challenge!

What is the Media Center?

It’s a state-of-the-art learning facility that will be built adjacent to the existing cafeteria space with amenities aimed at the children’s learning and development. It will have:

  • Traditional library resources with more books for learning and enjoyment
  • More technology pods to conduct research
  • A maker space to foster creativity and exploration
  • An outdoor classroom to stimulate learning
  • A garden to appreciate nature

What is the Museum School Foundation?

Your taxes cover all of our instructional and operating costs through the allotment from the DeKalb County School District. As with all charter schools in Georgia, The Museum School of Avondale Estates must raise significant funding to construct and maintain its own facilities. The Foundation is the entity that helps raise these funds that are key to keeping The Museum School at the forefront of education in the state. All the additions and modifications have been funded through funds raised by the Foundation

The Museum School Foundation is a 501(c)(3) governed by a board of directors consisting entirely of volunteers. The Foundation Board works closely with The Museum School Board to identify needs and priorities, and ensure all of the money raised through the Foundation is allocated to the designated projects. Since its formation in 2011, The Museum School Foundation has raised millions of dollars to successfully fund the required renovation of the existing school facilities. The Foundation will continue to support the school as it grows and seeks new ways to better serve its students and the community.

We have completed all five phases of our initial renovation plan, and have now embarked on our most ambitious project yet – A media center necessary to meet the county and state requirements and provide a superior educational environment for our children.

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.

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