5th - 8th


Jamaal Henry


(832) 230-0567

KIPP Polaris Academy for Boys opened its doors in June 2007. Located in Northeast Houston, Polaris is KIPP’s first single-gender school. Its mission is to equip young men with the academic skills, social competencies, and character traits necessary to navigate life challenges, attend and complete the college of their choice, and return to become the leaders of their community. The vision of KIPP Polaris is that an alumnus of the school will take leadership of the Academy. Together, we will re-energize the North Forest region of Houston.


KIPP Polaris serves 329 college-bound young men in grades 5th through 8th.

Our student body is 50% African-American and 50% Hispanic.

KIPP Polaris’ diverse staff of 19 is passionate about teaching a rigorous college-preparatory education with an emphasis on math, reading, and writing.

KIPPsters are expected to contribute positively to their community and model the following values that were reflected in the life of Frederick Douglas — Unity, Self-Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Purpose, Creativity, and Faith. In addition, our key tenets of Leadership, Scholarship, and Brotherhood permeate every class, every interaction, every day.

Teaching at KIPP Polaris

Working at KIPP Polaris is an invigorating, life-changing experience. Our scholars will inspire and challenge you, while your fellow faculty members will support and push you to become a better teacher. At Polaris, you will have the opportunity to build lasting relationships with the staff and students, develop as a teacher and leader, and most importantly, work on a team dedicated to the mission of building strong boys.


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