The Kinkaid School, Houston:
The Kinkaid School is a non-sectarian, college preparatory day school in Houston located in Harris County, Texas, enrolling a total of 1,280 boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through to 12th. Kinkaid's students range in age from four years to eighteen years. The school has three divisions: Lower School (Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1-4); Middle School (grades 5-8); and Upper School (grades 9-12). Each school division has its own faculty, classrooms, and separate identity, and each has a specific educational plan for nurturing its students. The divisions are unified through educational ideals that characterize Kinkaid and determine its policies.
Kinkaid holds membership in the following educational organizations:
- American Field Service
- Counsel for the Advancement and Support of Education
- College Entrance Examination Board
- Cum Laude Society
- Educational Records Bureau
- Independent Schools Association of the Southwest
- National Association for College Admission Counseling
- National Association of Independent Schools
- Network of Complementary Schools
- Texas Association for College Admission Counseling
Kinkaid is a private, non-profit, and tax exempt corporation. It is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees which draws its members from Kinkaid's graduates and parents and other members of the Houston community.
Kinkaid's mission is to promote educational excellence, personal responsibility, and balanced growth, and thereby to help its students to discover and develop their talents and to fulfill their best potentials.
From its earliest days Kinkaid has emphasized both academic attainment and character development. Our founder, Margaret Kinkaid encouraged her students to seek honor as well as achievement, and she described her ideal student as "the intellectually capable boy or girl of sound character whose talents, interests, and uniqueness are educational assets for other Kinkaid children."
Today's Kinkaid remains faithful to its founder's calling, valuing its students for their potential, as well as their achievement, and striving always for their balanced growth-intellectual, physical, social, and ethical. The primary goals of Kinkaid are intellectual endeavor and achievement. The School also believes that a well-rounded education includes experiences in the arts, athletics, and a variety of extra-curricular activities.
Kinkaid further believes that every student is and will continue to be part of a community and, therefore, seeks to strengthen his or her moral responsibility and service to it. To that end, the School actively promotes honesty, respect, responsibility, and kindness. Kinkaid also believes that participation of parents in their children's education is essential to accomplishing its mission. The School makes every attempt to inform them of the School's purposes and goals, and expects their strong support in the pursuit of these aims.
- Lower School program (Prekindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1-4)
- Middle School program (grades 5-8)
- Upper School program (grades 9-12)
A well-rounded curriculum is Kinkaid's hallmark of excellence, as evidenced through all three school divisions. The Lower School faculty uses stimulating academic classes as well as art, music and physical education to nurture, encourage and support each student to explore, observe and discover the world around them.
Expanding beyond the foundation of skills developed in the Lower School, the Middle School faculty teach a challenging core curriculum that is further enhanced by increased extra-curricular activities. Middle School students develop the tools to become independent learners as well as team players.
Kinkaid's Upper School boasts a national reputation for academic excellence. Upper School students are required to carry a minimum of five graded courses per semester and complete 20 academic credits. The 20 required credits include: four years of English; three of history, mathematics and science; two of foreign language; one fine arts graded elective; and four academic or graded electives. Additional required credits include: one semester of service, four years of Interim Term, computer proficiency, eight of a possible 12 seasons of physical education or interscholastic sports and one semester of health education. Also, most students participate in interscholastic athletics and and extracurricular activities.
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|Address: 201 Kinkaid School Drive, Houston, Texas , USA|
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