A TEACHER'S PERSPECTIVE
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. T
KIPP Academy Middle School is the original KIPP middle school founded in Houston. Its roots go back to 1994, when Mike Feinberg and Dave Levin first began KIPP in Garcia Elementary in Houston, Texas. As the founding school, KIPP Academy Middle School tries to stay true to KIPP's two basic rules: be nice and work hard.
KIPP Sharpstown College Prep is a free college-preparatory public school serving the Gulfton and Sharpstown neighborhoods of Southwest Houston. The mission of KIPP Sharpstown is to ensure that our students internalize the habits of self-reliance, honor, achievement, responsibility to others, and persistence in order to become life-long learners capable of excelling in college and committed to transforming tomorrow.
KIPP SHINE Prep, KIPP’s first early childhood and elementary school, was founded in 2004. We are a dual-language school currently serving 800 students in Pre-Kindergarten 3 through 4th grade. KIPP SHINE Prep’s mission is to nurture and strengthen our students’ creativity, knowledge, character, and thinking skills preparing them to excel academically, physically, socially, and spiritually in the nation’s finest schools, colleges, and in life.