Chinquapin Preparatory School

2615 E Wallisville Rd
Highlands, TX 77562-0775
Tel: (281)426-5551
Grades: 6-12 | 144 students
The Chinquapin School was founded to provide a high quality college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from low-income families in the Greater Houston area.
Through its rigorous curriculum and an emphasis on community service and earning what one receives, Chinquapin hopes to produce responsible, well-educated citizens who will become constructive leaders in the community.
The Chinquapin School is a college preparatory, 5-day boarding school for boys and day school for girls from low-income Houston area families.
The school was founded in 1969 by Robert P. Moore, former head of the English Department at St. John's School in Houston, with the help of a $250,000 grant from The Brown Foundation.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. Texas Association of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS)
Texas Private School Accreditation Commission
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Year Founded 1969

Student Body

Total Students 144 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 37%
Students by Grade Chinquapin Preparatory School  Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 14 students
Number of AP Courses 6 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Advanced Courses Biology, Calculus AB, English, Environmental Science, Spanish, Statistics,
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $1,170
Tuition Notes Tuition is based on a sliding scale using the TDA eligibility guidelines for free and reduced lunch. Most students pay $35-225/month for 9 months. The highest current tuition is $200/month ($1,800 total).
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant $11,965
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Tina Barr


Total Sports Offered 9 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
TennisTrack and Field,

School Notes:

  • Chinquapin Preparatory School provides a challenging, college-preparatory education to able and motivated youth from low-income families in the Greater Houston area. Chinquapin Prep is privately managed and funded. Parents pay a minimal tuition that typically covers only three percent of the annual cost of educating our students. 95% of our students matriculate into college. 85% of our students receive college degrees. 100% receive college tuition assistance.

Profile last updated: 05/09/2014

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Baytown Christian Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Baytown Christian Academy (4.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Baytown Christian Academy (4.2 miles away)
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  • Baytown
    Grades: PK-12 | 271 students
    4.2 miles
    5555 N Main St
    Baytown, TX 77521
  • Baytown
    Baytown KinderCare
    Daycare / Preschool
    Grades: NS-PK
    5 miles
    3410 Garth Rd.
    Baytown, TX 77521
  • Baytown
    Grades: K | 184 students
    5 miles
    505 Rollingbrook St
    Baytown, TX 77521
  • Channelview
    Grades: PK-8 | 87 students
    5.7 miles
    1215 Pecan St
    Channelview, TX 77530
  • Baytown
    Grades: PK-8 | 145 students
    6.7 miles
    1811 Carolina St
    Baytown, TX 77520

School Reviews

Chinquapin is a wonderful college-preparatory school dedicated to sending students to college. The boarding system for students really teaches students how to interact with others and manage their time wisely.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/28/12
Great school that helps you achieve your goals in life. The teachers push you and motivate you so you can graduate and get prepared for college.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/28/12
Never have I met so many teachers dedicated to the success of their students or this many kids decated to learning. Chinquapin might seem like an exotic way of learning and teaching because of the rigorous work load but it prepares the students for college. And the students have fun !
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/28/12
Chinquapin is a great private school that offers the low income students a chance to receive a better education. The schools main focus is education. Chinquapin cares a lot about the students level of grades, and they offer lots of help to everyone. Chinquapin is not only a private school that offers great education, but it also offers students an oppurtunity to show there athletic and creative side. They offer all students an oppurtunity to join sports no matter who they are. Everyone has many oppurtunities to succeed in life. When you come to Chinquapin you receive an oppurtunity like no other.
- Posted by Student/Alumni, 01/28/12

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