Welcome Back!

Students return Thursday, July 31.

Open House/ Meet the Teacher is Tuesday, July 29. This is a great opportunity to meet your children's teachers, tour the school and visit stations and booths for uniforms, PTO, lunch, registration and aftercare. This drop-in event is for parents and students. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Kindergarten: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
1st and 4th: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
2nd, 3rd, and 6th: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
5th and 7th: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please remember all new and returning students must compelete the registration process. The school is open weekdays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to complete registration.

Finally, school supply lists can be found here. Georgia Tax Free Weekend is August 1st and 2nd!


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!


Capital Campaign

Help Us 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.

This summer's renovations include re-roofing part of the oldest building, adding a cutting-edge STEM lab and constructing a walkway bridge between the upper and lower buildings to meet ADA requirements!

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!

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.

Our Big Achievers

For the fourth consecutive year, our Explorers have scored high marks on the statewide CRCT exam, given to students in grades three and higher. In the majority of subjects and grade levels, more than 97% of our students met or exceeded state standards!

Highlights include 100% of all our Explorers meeting or exceeding standards in Reading and 100% of our fifth graders meeting or exceededing standards in all five subject areas. Way to go Explorers!

View The Museum School's full CRCT summary here.

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 first Exhibit Night of the school year: Thursday, October 9, 2014 from 6-8 p.m.

2014-2015 School Calendar

August 19
PTO Meeting, 6:30 in the GYM
RSVP for childcare

September 1
Labor Day

September 3
Skip's Spirit Night

September 4
Curriculum Night

September 11
Taste of The Towns, Get Tickets

October 17
Grandparents' Day Celebration


Curricular Partners

Meet Our Curricular Partners