The philosophy of KIPP SHARP Prep is derived from our vision and reflected in our approach to honoring the multidimensional and unique characteristics of our children. Our primary objective is to create a beautiful environment where our children are invited, motivated and supported to explore learning, while falling in love with learning and with life. We have created a school where children can discover what the world has to offer them and their place in it. Although our primary focus is on academics, our character education program guides every lesson in the building. The faculty is an essential part of creating and living this vision where excellence is expected and worked on every day.
KIPP SHARP focuses on academics and the arts. KIPP SHARP’s students are offered choir, art, strings, theatre, dance, yoga and soccer as part of the curriculum. Students participate in a dual-language program where all students are instructed in English and in Spanish in one or more content areas. The primary core content areas are mathematics, English language arts, science and social studies. The curriculum follows a developmental sequence. Units of study are developed through Understanding by Design and are project based in the PreK and Kindergarten grades and multidisciplinary in grades 1 through 4 based on school-wide overarching themes. These units are framed by a set of essential questions that are designed to generate both interest and excitement in the learning and provide relevance for the children’s work and give our students a view of what the world is like.
KIPP SHARP has 780 students from PreK -3 through 4th grade. We are a Title I school serving the Southwest area of Houston. We have a faculty of 60 educators who have an average of 15 years of teaching experience.