KIPP Spirit College Prep opened its doors in fall 2006. Located in Southeast Houston, KIPP Spirit is committed to ensuring that every KIPPster grows, develops, and becomes college-ready on a daily basis so that they have the best opportunities in life. Our teachers develop students’ knowledge and habits by focusing on a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum along with the core values of S.P.I.R.I.T. — self-reliance, perseverance, integrity, rigor, initiative, and teamwork which empower children to climb the mountain to and through college and to become citizens who positively impact their community.
KIPP Spirit serves more than 410 college-bound students in grades 5th through 8th.
Our student body is 83% African-American and 16% Hispanic.
Our staff of 23 diverse educators are passionate about teaching and providing a rigorous college-preparatory education with an emphasis on teaching the whole child.
KIPP Spirit is passionate about the whole child. As a result, every student participates in an accelerated college-preparatory curriculum along with a fine arts class each year.
Teaching at KIPP Spirit
At KIPP Spirit, we push our teachers to continually improve and hone their craft. With a big emphasis on individualized coaching, teachers make steady growth throughout the year. Our teachers receive weekly professional development at the school, in addition to frequent classroom observations, regional professional development, and access to a national database of resources from top KIPP educators across the nation.