Wilson Taking Flight

WILSON TAKING FLIGHT! 

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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!

“FOR CHILDREN IN THE MONTESSORI ENVIRONMENT, THE TEACHER IS THEIR TRUSTED ALLY AND THE LEARNING MATERIALS ARE THEIR TOOLS FOR DISCOVERY, GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT.”
– AMERICAN MONTESSORI SOCIETY

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About the Campaign

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 …

About the Mosaic

The Spirit of Wilson Mosaic The Spirit of Wilson is a professionally designed and installed mosaic, designed by artist and Houston native Katy Antill (see her previous work here). It is a collaborative student art project, a lasting piece of public art, and a place to recognize generous donors to the Wilson’s Taking Flight campaign. …

FAQs

Doesn’t HISD bond money pay for this? The 2012 HISD bond funding covers the basics of Wilson’s expansion and renovation project – a beautiful and innovative new wing, renovations to the original building as well as some standard classroom necessities. But it’s up to us to bridge the gap for the special materials and training …

Donate Now

Thank you for helping Wilson Taking Flight reach it’s $200,000 goal! Every dollar helps put high quality Montessori materials in the hands of children for years to come and helps train talented teachers to provide the unique education Wilson Montessori is known for! You have two ways to give. Either a one-time gift or a …

Giving Levels

Thank you for considering an investment in the Wilson Taking Flight campaign. Once fully funded, your gift will help fill 8 of the 11 new classrooms with high quality Montessori materials and Montessori trained teachers – including the Practical Life Center in the Middle School. You will help build an inspiring public art mosaic, “The …