Kindergarten
at KIPP Texas

Our joyful Kindergarten programs set a foundation of strong academic and social skills for a bright future. Starting Kindergarten puts students on a path toward long-term success in grades 1 – 12, college, and beyond.

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Kindergarten Experience

We help our littlest KIPPsters love learning from day one – building joyful learning experiences that set the foundation for fun curriculum and higher language, math, and reading levels.

Our students build knowledge by participating in enrichment courses throughout the week. These courses vary by school and can include art, music, dance, technology, etc.

Unique small-group learning time and exploratory active play help students grow social-emotional skills and build relationships with peers and teachers.

We provide free bus transportation across our regions to support families with a safe, reliable ride to and from school.

We provide free, nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch daily to fuel academic focus and build lifelong healthy habits.

Rooted in
Joyful Learning & Personalized Attention

The teachers, they’re so amazing and wonderful to my children. I’m so proud and so happy that we are a part of the KIPP Texas Family!

– Patience E., KIPP Texas Parent

Foundation for Future Success

Research shows that high-quality early learning is connected to school readiness and later life outcomes. KIPP students are more likely to be promoted to the next grade and graduate high school.

Becoming a KIPPster

We teach your child what it means to be a KIPPster! We are here to teach students how to love learning, interact with teachers and peers, and build their confidence for future success.

Social-Emotional Learning

We believe in personalized learning approaches that address each child’s individual needs. As children become students for the first time, we emphasize important lessons on social-emotional awareness and reflection that support the growth of the whole child.

Proven Impact

In both English and Math, KIPP Texas Public School students surpassed the national targets across Kindergarten, 1st grade, and 2nd grade!*

*NWEA MAP Assessment

Comprehensive Curriculum

Through balancing phonics, vocabulary development, fluency practice, and comprehension strategies, we lay the groundwork for a lifelong love of reading so that every Kindergarten student finishes the year as a proficient reader.

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Kindergarten Community

KIPP Texas offers high-quality Kindergarten programming across all our regions. Review frequently asked questions below.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Are KIPP Texas Kindergarten programs tuition free?

All of our Kindergarten programs are tuition free.

Once I enroll my child in Kindergarten at KIPP Texas, do we have to attend school?

The expectation is that once you enroll in school, you are required to attend school. Texas Compulsory Attendance: Children ages 6-18 (up to the student’s 19th birthday) are required to attend school. Compulsory attendance also applies to students below the age of 6 if the student voluntarily enrolled in Prekindergarten or Kindergarten. Learn more in the KIPP Texas Student/Parent Handbook.

What makes Kindergarten experiences unique at KIPP Texas?

Our primary elementary academic model is designed to ensure our Little KIPPsters develop a love of learning from the very start. We do this by creating a safe and joyful learning environment for each student. Students spend time daily engaging in Social-Emotional Learning starting in Kindergarten. Our teachers use programs and methods that are backed by research to ensure that we meet the academic needs of every student in literacy, math, science, and social studies. We also provide time for individualized learning support through small group instruction and blended learning. Additionally, our warm and friendly teachers ensure our students build knowledge by participating in enrichment courses throughout the day. These enrichment courses vary by campus and can include art, music, dance, technology, etc.

Are there before or after-school care programs available?

Some of our schools offer before and after-school programs. Please contact your child’s school directly to learn more.

How old does my child need to be to enter Kindergarten?

A child must be at least five years of age on September 1 of the school year to attend Kindergarten.

Questions about the
Kindergarten program

in your region?

Contact your regional Student Recruitment team for more information.

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