Capital Campaign

As Awty’s enrollment has grown in response to Houston’s burgeoning growth as an international city, so has the need for expanded facilities. Since 2007, when the original Campus Master Plan was first drafted, enrollment has grown from 1,149 to the current 1,644. In that time, the first five of seven projects have been completed, thanks to the generosity of many individuals, corporations, and foundations:

  • Awty Field (athletic stadium) featuring synthetic turf field, track, and tennis courts
  • Levant Foundation Building featuring secondary classrooms, dining facilities, and administrative offices
  • Parking garage for 360 vehicles and covered carpool deck
  • Lower School addition and playground, and demolition of the “Big Blue” building to create green space
  • Early Learning Campus (ELC) for grades PK3/PS to 1st/CP, opened in August, 2017.

Two priorities remain to be funded and built:

  1. Campus Hub comprised of a new Campus Center, Visual Arts wing, and renovated Science facilities
  2. Performing Arts Center

In addition, there remain several donor recognition naming opportunities at the ELC.

For details about the ELC and Campus Hub, click on the links below.

To discuss Awty's capital campaign to fund these facilities, please contact Kevin McTernan , Chief Advancement Officer, at 713-328-5836.

Early Learning Campus

Details:
  • 5.25 acre campus, 73,148 sq. ft. of building space vs. current 14,200 sq. ft.;
  • Outdoor features include a 22,000 sq. ft. playground with play equipment and soccer field, a trike track, three outdoor flexible learning spaces, and two student gardens;
  • 25 classrooms plus dedicated kitchen and dining facilities, as well as a teaching kitchen; and
  • Dedicated rooms for art, music, and media, a library, and a regulation-size gym with a theatre stage.

Campus Hub - Campus Center, Visual Arts Wing, Science Labs

  • The Campus Center will feature open areas and multiple flex spaces for student groups to meet and work on projects, a “makers’ kitchen” and robotics lab for budding engineers, the School Store, and the library. It also will consolidate dining and food preparation services, freeing up the current dining halls to become 11 classrooms.
  • The Visual Arts wing will feature a photography lab, a digital lab, a speech and debate room, a ceramic studio, an art gallery, and Upper School and Middle School art rooms.
  • Science facilities - Awty currently has six fully-equipped wet labs, two dry labs, and two rooms temporarily outfitted for elementary-level experiments. Adding three more fully-equipped labs and upgrading the others is crucial to handle both the requirements and growing student interest in science and math.

Photo of Kevin McTernan, Chief Advancement Officer

If you have questions, or would like assistance in planning your Awty philanthropic giving, please contact:

Kevin McTernan
Chief Advancement Officer
713-328-5836