New Slaughter Location
Parkside Community School will be relocating from Toomey Rd the summer of 2014 to open our doors at our beautiful new 12 acre campus at 3207 W. Slaughter Lane. The 2014-2015 school year will be our fist year at our new campus down south. Please call us if you have any questions about our move.
April 18, 2013
Everyday, we grow more excited about our new Slaughter Lane campus, which will give our children 12 beautiful acres for their classroom learning and outdoor adventures. We’ve just put up a new sign on the property to let the neighborhood know we’re coming, and we’ve begun remodeling the building with our commercial kitchen. Our architect is updating initial plans with sound guidance from our board of directors. Currently, we are currently working on clearing out the dead trees (Oak Wilt) and have discovered some magical spaces for us to explore. Many of the trees we thought were dead are actually alive, and won’t need to be removed. Those trees have begun to sprout new leaves and have been identified as Cedar Elms.
March 21, 2013
It’s official. We have closed on the new Slaughter Lane property! We are working closely with the architect on the drawings and plans to recreate Parkside’s magic at our new home for the 2014-2015 school year. We will share more as it develops.
January 31, 2013
As enrollment approaches, and with great respect to your planning, we would like to share some information that may impact your decision. Toomey Road has served us well for 22 years and this year we began to search for a new location that will help support our growth for the next 20 years and beyond.
Options were very slim and hugely expensive for central locations, but in December, we came across a property in South Austin on Slaughter Lane that “feels right” and seems to hold lots of possibilities for us. 3207 West Slaughter Lane is a 12 acre property. On our first visit there, we felt that same sense of magical possibilities that first bubbled forth 22 years ago upon seeing the Toomey Road location. It is a beautiful piece of property with many amenities (commercial kitchen, volleyball court, frisbee golf course, acreage for gardens, trails, etc.) that will open countless opportunities for growing our programs (additional Primary classroom and full-day option for our youngest students).
The Board of Directors has met and unanimously agreed that Parkside will stay at Toomey Road next year. We’ll need a full year to plan the move and do it right. We’ll plan on welcoming the children and all of our families at the new Slaughter location for the 2014-2015 school year.
We will continue to embrace the beautiful rituals we have learned to love so much through this change and ask that you join us during this wonderfully exciting time. The magic of Parkside is in our hearts, it will move with us!