“There are only two lasting bequests we can hope to leave our children… 
one is roots and the other is wings.”

Program Overview

The Rise School of Austin is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and therefore does not receive government funding. We depend on the generosity of our community to cover 60% of our operating costs. The Roots and Wings Fund helps to keep our exceptional educational experience affordable for more families and close the gap between tuition dollars and the actual cost of a Rise education for our students. 

It is through the support of our parents, grandparents, alumni, staff, board, and the greater Austin community that our program thrives today — from faculty salaries and professional development, to inclusive, research-driven academic programs and financial aid — the collective impact of giving to Rise is truly profound.  

Membership Options

Annual members contribute a one-time donation or pledge to be paid by July 31, 2020.  Please email Rachel Parr at to make a pledge or use the link below to make a gift online.

Sustaining members pledge to donate a specified amount every year for a period of up to 5 years. Spreading support over time can be easier on your budget and provides a steady, reliable stream of income to our program. Please fill out and sign a pledge form and return it to The Rise School of Austin via mail: Attn: Rachel Parr, 4800 Manor Road, Building J, Austin TX 78723 or email 

Contributions to The Roots and Wings Fund are tax-deductible. You can make your payment with cash, check, credit card, wire transfer, or securities. Questions? Please call 512-891-1682.


The Roots and Wings Fund Supports:

  • An Inclusion Model for Diverse Learners
    The best possible start for any child

  • A Dream Team of Early Childhood Experts
    Led by master’s-level teachers in every classroom

  • A Research-Driven Curriculum
    High-performance learning, tailored to diverse abilities

  • Integrated and Enriching Therapies
    Fostering growth in each domain of a child’s development

  • An Intentionally Designed Environment
    Where preschool becomes state-of-the-art

  • Family and Parental Support
    A loving and supportive community 



or $300 per year – a year of therapist assessments for one child



or $600 per year – occupational therapy for the upper hallway for one week



or $900 per year – one month of sportball



or $1,200 per year – staff development and trainings for two teaching teams

Membership Benefits

  • Gifts are tax-deductible

  • Invitation to The Roots and Wings Fund reception

  • Exclusive communication and invitations from Rise

  • Recognition displayed at The Rise School of Austin

  • Recognition at events, on website and in the Annual Report

  • Token of appreciation


4800 Manor Road, Building J
Austin, TX 78723
Mon. - Fri. 8:00 am - 2:30 pm

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