KIPP Spirit College Preparatory is located in the Sunnyside community in Houston, Texas. Founded in 2006, the school serves students in grades 5-8. As a team and family, we commitm to making our school a place where there is great instruction and awesome culture that intentionally ensures that students are college ready.
At KIPP Spirit our instruction is learner centered and drives towards college readiness. Our classrooms promote this by fostering an environment where all students feel safe to think critically about the subject matter, and push the thinking of others by working in collaborative groups. Moreover, we recognize that every student learns at different rates.
Culture at KIPP Spirit focuses on developing the key skills needed to be successful in a college preparatory high school, college, and in life. Character lessons begin with our 5th graders through KIPPnotizing during our summer session, and extend into the school year through daily morning meetings and weekly grade level community meetings. During a student's matriculation through Spirit the lessons that are learned connect to the current issues that present themselves on the specific grade level. All lessons are rooted in researched best practices for middle school children and align with the Spirit values and the Elite Eight Character Strengths.
Students at KIPP Spirit learn the key academic habits and contextual skills needed to be successful in being college ready. We understand that developing these habits and skills during a student's high school experience is too late. Instead our middle school students have college visits to local, regional, and national colleges and universities. Additionally, throughout the year our teachers teach good academic skills that will prepare students for success--study skills, note-taking, technical writing, organization, and academic advocacy.
Fine Arts, Extra-curricular Activities, and Athletics:
At KIPP Spirit we value the development of the whole child, and understand the importance of learning experiences beyond the traditional classroom. All students are required to take a fine art class in every grade level. The fine arts program focuses on building exposure to the genres of dance, visual art, and performance studies. Beyond our fine arts program we have several clubs and student extra-curricular activities.
Our students participate in UIL sanctioned athletic events. Any student in grades 7 and 8 are eligible to participate in a sport of their choice.