We are NOW enrolling for the fall!!
Please call our
Central Campus at 373-4245 for full and half day 3 and 4 year olds
Grand Street Campus at 381-0551 for 6 weeks to 5 year olds.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Opportunity School Loves the 90s
Support early childhood education at With LIPS on October 2
AMARILLO, Texas – Every family wants what’s best for their children but may not have the means to provide it. For working families with young children, the cost of high quality early childhood education can be out of reach. For low-income families, Opportunity School provides the high quality learning and care for the young children in our community who need it the most.
On October 2nd, Amarillo community volunteers will leave it all on the stage in the name of a great show and this great cause – helping the children and families who benefit from Opportunity School. The annual LIPS! event begins at 6:00 pm in the Civic Center Heritage Room, starting with cocktails, dinner and live show.
LIPS! is Opportunity School’s biggest night, helping raise money to meet the needs of Amarillo’s youngest at-risk children ages birth to five. LIPS! is a thoroughly entertaining evening of food, fun, and musical entertainment. The evening includes SIPS at 6:00 p.m. with complimentary cocktails, silent auction bidding, and hors d’oeuvres. Dinner is served at 7:00, followed by a live sponsorship auction and the lip-sync show at 8:00. Over 20 years, the event has grown in popularity, attracting over 500 guests last year. We have a great group of high-energy acts lined up with a great new emcee in Jaime McBride who will keep the audience in stitches.
Don’t miss this incredibly entertaining evening with friends! Advance reservations are needed, due to catering. Business and group sponsorships available with reserved seating. The public is welcome and can make reservations by calling (806) 373-4245 or online at opportunityschool.com. Tickets are $50/person or $150/Patron for reserved seating.
For more than 45 years, Opportunity School has been helping create brighter futures for kids. We’re meeting the needs of today’s families by expanding our services to provide more full-day, year round spots for families who are working or in school.
LIPS! generates a significant part of the funds Opportunity School uses to provide high quality early childhood learning and instruction, speech therapy, bus transportation, books, meals and educational materials for 150 children primarily from low-income families each year. Opportunity School receives the largest percentage of its funding from donors in the Amarillo area.
About Opportunity School:
Begun by local volunteers in 1969, Opportunity School helps young children from low-income families succeed in school and in life by providing a high-quality early education in the classroom and caring family support. The school features low child/adult ratios, highly trained teachers and a research-based curriculum designed to prepare at-risk children for success in school and in life. Opportunity School’s Central Campus is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and one of only two NAEYC-accredited programs in the Texas Panhandle. In 2013, Opportunity School was named the first No Excuses University preschool in the country. The school serves 150 preschoolers, toddlers and infants primarily from low-income families at two campuses in Amarillo. For more information about Opportunity School, please visit our website at www.opportunityschool.com or on Facebook.
Opportunity School is…
a nonprofit organization in Amarillo, Texas, created in 1969 by volunteers from First Presbyterian Church to address a community need – children who lacked basic learning skills and experiences entered school unprepared for academic achievement, and many never caught up to their peers. Opportunity School has been able to provide more than 3,600 young at-risk children with opportunities to learn and grow over the past 44 years.
Opportunity School provides…
high-quality, early childhood education and caring family support during the primary years – from birth to five – primarily to children from low-income families.
Opportunity School exists because…
research shows that high quality early learning experiences help children achieve success in school and in life.
“It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men. ”
~ Frederick Douglass
Weather Related Closings:
It's that time of year! For weather-related closings - We generally follow AISD (www.amaisd.org) guidelines. If Amarillo school are closed, then both Opportunity School campuses will close. We may also decide to delay or close when AISD doesn't if we think it's too dangerous. We will report closures or delays on tv stations KAMR, KVII and KFDA and on KGNC radio - these are the only ones.
Also, please know that Central Campus buses may not run during inclement weather..