25 Years and Beyond …

Parkside Community School - Austin Texas Montessori School

Our 25th Anniversary celebration was a huge success, and we were thrilled that so many members of our community could join us! It was a brisk, spring day, but the rain held off, so we were able to enjoy our incredible outdoor spaces and offer classroom tours to our guests. The children’s beautiful artwork decorated the campus, and we were all entertained and inspired by musical performances from current and former students. Seeing sweet faces from years past was a highlight for Joe and Claire, as well as a testament to the loving impact they and the school have had over the past 25 years. (Rene Renteria gifted us with a lovely album of photos here.)

We are closing this school year soon, and we will end it with our annual Gates of Life ceremony on Friday, June 2nd at 11 am in the Simple Gifts area. This is a sweet tradition in honor of the children moving up to new classrooms or moving on beyond Parkside’s gates. Former students are invited up to form the gates to walk through, and each “graduating” child is recognized and celebrated. We look forward to this bittersweet day each year and would love for you to be a part of it. In order to make sure you receive more information about this and other events, please submit your current contact information here, and we’ll begin sending you our quarterly newsletter, The Parkside Connection.

Thank you all for your continued support and belief in us, and we look forward to Parkside’s next 25 years – and beyond!

Parkside Community School
“I tell my friends endless stories about Parkside all the time. It was the best school I've ever attended. I don't think I'll ever meet two people as extraordinary as Joe and Claire -- they really changed my life. Thank you, Parkside, for all of your contributions, love, and support! ”
Bella Castillo