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 [...]
We all know that music is a big part of the culture at Parkside, and we are excited to highlight it at our 25th Anniversary Celebration! Joe has been dreaming of a Parkside Music Fest for years, so here’s our plan:
3:30-5 pm – Solo Performances: Current and former students who would like to share their musical talents are invited to perform one song in a Cultural Challenge-type show. Performance slots are 5 minutes each, and we welcome vocalists and musicians [...]
02.08.17|Amplify Austin, Amplify Parkside!
In 2015, Parkside Community School began participating in Amplify Austin, a 24-hour day of online giving to Central Texas non-profits. The campaign was created by I Live Here I Give Here in an effort to increase philanthropy in Austin and surrounding areas. All donations are submitted online via a web platform that is utilized by over 600 local non-profit organizations. By changing our annual fundraising event from a traditional gala to this crowd-sourcing model, we were able [...]
Music plays such an important role in the Parkside community! Here’s a great read from the Michael Olaf Montessori Newsletter (July 2016), “The Music Environment form the Beginning to the End” by Susan Mayclin Stephenson.
The natural urge to sing, dance, to make and listen to music wells up from the depths of each person, from birth to death. It can be stamped out at an early age or it can be fostered to enrich all of life. In this article [...]
01.08.16|Is Parkside Community School on your list of schools? If not, we should be!
Parkside is a long standing Montessori school serving preschool through 6th grade children in south Austin. Since 1991, we have offered the highest quality Montessori education in an environment that nurtures the whole child and provides a loving community for the entire family. At Parkside, we aim to develop skills, cultivate talent, and release potential.
January is enrollment time for most private schools in Austin, Parkside included. This [...]
We are so very excited for our second year at our new campus. Our incredible teachers and staff are inspired and full of energy for this wonderful journey together. It feels so good to already be settled in. This summer we made significant improvements to our classrooms and outside spaces. We have already seen our hard work being appreciated by the staff and children. Our most notable improvements can be seen by all:
Parkside Bus We are thrilled to announce our new [...]
Parkside Community School is hosting a special screening of Hayao Miyazaki’s acclaimed Japanese animated fantasy film MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO!
We will be at the Alamo Drafthouse Slaugther Lane on Saturday, April 18th, 9am. All ticket sales benefit Parkside, so please join us and invite your friends and family. We know it’s early Saturday morning (but, hey…that’s when we can get the theater) so children are welcome to make it cozy and wear pajamas. Adults can too, if you want! BUY [...]
02.24.15|ARTtv: A Creative Arts Show For Kids
The OUTSIDE VOICE mission is to give all kids the inspiration and courage they need to grow as critical-thinkers and creators. Big stuff! But where do we start? Our very own Ron Pippin (dad to Max of UPE and Janie of LE2) is doing great things with art and he needs your support! He is combining his passion for creativity with his experience making commercials to make a great show about art! And we can [...]
11.03.14|AMS’s Newest Video: Montessori Kindergarten”
Learn why the Montessori kindergarten year—the third and final year of the Montessori Early Childhood cycle—is a foundation for life.
Colleagues from AMS-accredited schools explain why retaining students through the Montessori kindergarten year is essential. Succinct, engaging, and authoritative, the video is perfect for sharing with Early Childhood parents.
Montessori Kindergarten: Empowering & Essential from American Montessori Society on Vimeo.
09.29.14|Welcome to the new and permanent home of Parkside Community Montessori School.
We are grateful and elated to have the opportunity to experience remaking ourselves in such a fantastic way. The hard teamwork of many people has manifested a wonderful place for all of us to work and grow. Our classrooms are beautiful, the land is spectacular, and it’s a joy to see the children settling into a natural setting with fresh air and lots of room to move.
Parkside’s first Simple [...]