From modest beginnings in 1967, Austin Montessori School has grown, under the direction of founder Donna Bryant Goertz, to be a thriving community of children, parents, faculty, and staff on three Austin campuses.
Austin Montessori School provides an integrated, inclusive, highly personalized educational environment for children from 18 months to 15 years old. Individual classes are specially designed to meet the developmental needs of the age range they serve.
Austin Montessori School is the oldest and largest Austin area school recognized by Association Montessori International (AMI).
What a spectacular night we had at our revived gala fundraising event – GALA 2016! Our community came together to celebrate and bid on some amazing items. The evening was filled with seeing old friends, making new friends, great music, and delicious food. The Mystery Boxes were a big hit and the DJ had a great mix of cocktail hour music and rockin’ tunes to dance to. The video presentation created by Mick Westerman was phenomenal, and there were a few tears throughout the ballroom – what an inspiration! We come together on this night to enjoy ourselves, but most importantly to raise funds for the school that we all so dearly love. Preliminary figures indicate that we’ve netted about $67,000!
As many of you know, the success of an event this large depends on collaborative effort. The gala planning committee sends heartfelt thanks to all the volunteers who came to the Radisson on Saturday to help set up all the auction items, decorate the auction room, arrange flowers, and set up their individual class projects. Without the help of everyone, we could not have enjoyed the gala, so thanks to all the individuals who devoted part of their evening to helping out with the auction!!
Be on the lookout for an email from the school with a quick survey for you to complete telling us about your experience. This will help us determine how to improve the auction for next year. Thank you for the time, energy, and financial support each of you has given to ensure the success of our school!
Next year’s gala will take place during the 50th anniversary year of Austin Montessori School – it promises to be a spectacular event! Stay tuned!