Parkside Happenings

  • 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 [...]

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    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 [...]

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    ARTtv

    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 [...]

  • 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.

  • 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 [...]

  • Many children fidget, and these days many children are being diagnosed as having attention issues and ADHD. But is that the real problem? In this important article, Angela Hanscom offers an alternative approach that is profoundly simple and effective.

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  • Four early influences helped shape the Google CEO’s world view and turn him into a change agent, writes Carol Sanford. View the Full Article

  • Pathway to Adolescence

    When: Tuesday, February 4, 6:30-8pm Where: Parkside By: Bethany Prescott For: Parents of children 8-12 years old

    Please RSVP via your online volunteer account. 

    Our children are growing in so many wild and wonderful ways as they head towards adolescence. In this workshop, we’ll talk honestly about what it means to be a tween and teenager, and what they need from us as parents.

    Please join us for this FREE parent workshop. There will be no childcare, so please make arrangements. [...]

  • Parkside’s Annual Holiday Bazaar

    Thursday, December, 20th 8am – 2pm

    Join us for last minute Christmas shopping, homemade tamales and tacos. A plethora of gifts ranging from $2 – $150 awaits you. Each vendor will donate 20% of their sales from the day back to Parkside so stop by for lunch and shopping!

    Click on each vendor to get a sneak preview from their website:

    Miss Needle Beetle – Reusable sandwich and snack bags, handbags, fabric storage baskets & baby items PJ Crafts – crocheted dolls & [...]
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