KIPP Academy

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 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 PreK 3 through fourth 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.

KIPP Liberation

KIPP Liberation College Preparatory Middle School serves 5th through 8th grade students residing in the communities of Third Ward, South Park, Sunnyside, and the East End of Houston. KIPP Liberation was founded by Mrs. Tori Dugar in 2006 and has since established a home in Houston’s historical Third Ward community directly across from the Shrine of the Black Madonna and two blocks north of the Houston Texans YMCA located at Griggs Road.

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