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Wilson Taking Flight is an ambitious 18-month fundraising campaign to bridge the gap between HISD’s bond funding and the additional funds needed for creating and sustaining a comprehensive Montessori environment.
Wilson Taking Flight is specifically focused on two essential components of a Montessori education – the prepared environment and Montessori trained teachers.
Specially designed materials and teachers trained in the Montessori method are hallmarks of the Montessori learning environment. Can you imagine a Montessori classroom without pink towers, golden beads, sandpaper letters or binomial cubes? Without work rugs on the floor or collective tables where students gather to work together? Without Montessori teachers trained to act as mentor, model and guide?
THE NEED AND THE GOAL
Bridging the Gap – As part of a 2012 voter-approved HISD bond program, Wilson Montessori received $25 million to fund the expansion and renovation project. While the bond financing covers the basics of our new space, we now have to raise additional funds for the materials, supplies and training needed to provide children with an authentic child-led, hands-on Montessori education.
The goal of Wilson Taking Flight is to raise $200,000. Your gift to the campaign will help ensure that new classrooms open with beautifully crafted Montessori materials and specially trained teachers. Your support is an investment in our school, in our children and in the future of public Montessori education in HISD!