KIPP Texas - Houston

KIPP Journey Primary

Grades Served
Grades Served K-1
Founded
Founded 2019
Teachers
Teachers 16
Students
Students 270

Please note, beginning in August 2020, KIPP Journey will be located at 14030 Florence Rd, Sugar Land, TX.

At KIPP Journey Primary, we appreciate that every journey, every story is unique. We believe our individual stories connect us in the collective human experience. Our voices tell the world who we are and our hearts invite the stories of others. We celebrate our similarities and our differences. We rejoice in learning, we love challenges, and we value choice and agency. We seize every moment to lead our own learning, cultivate our curiosity and connections. We create and honor a safe space to explore the past, to learn from our successes and our mistakes and to shape the path of possibilities for our future.

KIPP Journey Primary welcomed our founding classes of Kindergarten and first-grade students in August 2019. Journey Primary will grow over the next five years to educate over 900 KIPPsters in grades Pre-3 through fifth grade.

Ashley Monteil

Ashley Monteil

School Leader

I wake up every day with a heart full of gratitude that I get to be an educator and leader at KIPP Journey. As educators, we have the limitless potential to unlock the limitless potential of our students. We get to create a space of belonging where our students can discover more about who they are, their curiosities and the world around them. I believe a love of learning and constant growth is the best way to live life to its fullest, and it’s the best way to become better for our students each day as they are on their journey to and through college.


Ashley Monteil is the founding school leader of KIPP Journey Primary in Houston, Texas. Before joining the KIPP Team and Family, Ms. Monteil was a teacher in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) for six years where she taught second and fourth grade. She joined KIPP as a founding Assistant Principal at KIPP CONNECT Primary where she served for four years. Ms. Monteil attended The American University in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Bachelor of Art in Literature. Since her career as an educator began, she has earned a Master’s of Education from the University of St. Thomas, a Master’s of Business Administration from Rice University, and received recognition for her passionate teaching and leadership as the HISD Teacher of the Year in 2012. Ms. Monteil is excited to open KIPP Journey Primary in August of 2019, welcoming our founding classes of kindergarten and first grade students! She enjoys running and every moment she is able to spend outdoors with her dog, Max.

KIPP Journey Primary Feeder Pattern

Feeder patterns are subject to zoning.

Primary Schools

KIPP Journey Primary

Middle Schools

KIPP Journey Collegiate