KIPP Climb Academy is the ninth KIPP Texas-Houston primary school to open its doors. Our school was founded in August of 2016 and proudly educates students from South Houston and Pasadena. We’ve built a pre-K3 and pre-K4 program to ensure a strong foundation for a child’s educational journey.
KIPP Climb Academy supports our KIPPSters on their journey to attend college. We focus on providing our KIPPsters with differentiated and rigorous instruction to ensure high-quality education. KIPPSters at all intellectual levels need to experience educational success through a quality education that challenges their ability and, in return, develops lifelong learners that prepare them for post-secondary success. At Climb Academy, we are data-driven and plan our instructional program to meet every student’s needs and lead them to victory.
We encourage students to join extracurricular activities such as fine arts, music, technology, and physical education.
Mrs. Kemika Long is a native Houstonian passionate about giving back to the Houston community. She has taught little KIPPsters with KIPP Texas-Houston Public Schools for ten years. Her previous teaching experiences include kindergarten, first, second, and fourth grade. She loves working with early-childhood and school-age children. Mrs. Long has 14 years of experience teaching students in Houston. She held multiple leadership positions, including the math lead, instructional coach, dean of mathematics, and assistant principal. Mrs. Long holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Prairie View A&M University and a Master in Educational Administration from Lamar University. As an educator focused on teaching and transformation, she continues to help elevate student performance through personable and dynamic leadership. Mrs. Long is the proud Principal at KIPP Climb Academy. She commits to providing all students with equitable, high-quality instruction delivered by highly qualified instructors.