KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Dream Prep

Grades Served
Grades Served PK3 - 4
Founded
Founded 2006
Teachers
Teachers 41
Students
Students 889

KIPP Dream Prep opened in 2006 to serve Houston’s Northside. At KIPP Dream Prep, our Dreamsters are revolutionary change agents that demonstrate curiosity and empathy, while relentlessly pursuing social justice and equity for all. Dreamsters achieve exceptional academic results through rigorous data-driven instruction, where students do the heavy lifting in the passionate pursuit of growth. Families are empowered to advocate for their children, contribute to the school community, and support their child academically, socially, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Through the performance and integration of fine arts, Dreamsters radiate confidence, self-expression and a creative mindset. All classrooms are buzzing with joy and a love of learning. Dreamsters boldly go forward to live their lives as their highest selves.

Haley Simonton

Haley Simonton-Bonilla

School Leader

“If you have come here to help me, you are wasting your time. But if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.” - Lilla Watson


Haley Simonton Bonilla started her career in Education in 2003 before joining KIPP in 2007. She graduated from the University of Texas with a BA in Anthropology, and then joined Americorps as a Bilingual Literacy tutor for first graders in Austin.

She taught bilingual Pre-K in Austin Independent School District and Houston Independent School District before joining KIPP in 2007, teaching Pre-K at KIPP SHINE, then second and third grade before moving to KIPP Dream. At Dream, she was a founding third and fourth -grade teacher and grade-level chair.

Haley moved into the role of literacy instructional coach and upper school interventionist. For two years, she served as Dean of Early Childhood at KIPP Dream and then as assistant principal. She has three KIPPsters – Adelaide, Bailynn and Ezra. She is married to a KIPPster from the founding class in Houston, who is also a teacher at KIPP Houston. She enjoys daily yoga, hiking, cooking, traveling, gardening, and hanging out with friends and family.

KIPP Dream Prep Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Dream Prep

Middle Schools

KIPP 3D Academy