Chinquapin is committed to upholding its mission during the COVID-19 crisis; therefore, social distancing in order to keep our community safe is a top priority.  We wish nothing more than to have the campus filled with the students’ energy and laughter, but right now, that isn’t a possibility. Chinquapin Preparatory School will remain closed through Friday, May 22, 2020 to coincide with Governor Abbott’s Executive Order stating statewide school closures for the remainder of the 2019-2020 academic year that was issued on Friday, April 17, 2020.  Everyone is dealing with the pandemic in ways that are helping them cope, but we know that even though our students have access to their teachers and courses, there are many challenges and obstacles to ending the school year by Distance Learning. We thank you for your understanding and support as we work through one of the most unusual circumstances our community has experienced. Because of the changes in the schedule, please note the following… Click here to continue reading 

Chinquapin está comprometida en mantener su misión durante la crisis de COVID-19; por ende, el distanciamiento social para mantener nuestra comunidad segura es una prioridad principal. Nuestro deseo máximo es tener el campus lleno de la energía y las risas de nuestros estudiantes, pero en este momento, ésa no es una posibilidad. Chinquapin Preparatory School seguirá cerrada hasta el viernes 22 de mayo del 2020 para respetar la Orden Ejecutiva del Gobernador Abbott del 17 de abril del 2020 que requiere que todas las escuelas del estado se mantengan cerradas para el resto del año escolar.  Todo el mundo está lidiando con la pandemia de manera que les ayuda a sobrellevar la crisis, pero sabemos que aunque nuestros estudiantes tienen acceso a sus maestros y los cursos, hay muchos desafíos y obstáculos para terminar el año escolar a distancia. Agradecemos su comprensión y apoyo mientras manejamos una de las circunstancias más excepcionales que nuestra comunidad ha vivido. Dados estos cambios en el horario, por favor haga nota de lo siguiente… Haz click aquí para seguir leyendo



Beyond Education
& Expectation




Annual Report
Chinquapin Prep

Chinquapin is Texas’s only private college preparatory boarding school that serves academically motivated students in grades 6 through 12 from under resourced communities and schools in greater Houston.


6th-12th grade students


College acceptance rate


of alumni have obtained a 4-year college degree


of students qualify for free or reduced lunch

Quid Pro Quo

On average, students receive a 96% tuition scholarship

Students & faculty work together to maintain classrooms & campus grounds

All students participate in at least two community service projects every school year


Your contribution helps our students to discover their true potential through a rigorous college-prep school experience that prepares them for college and beyond.


“I have been at Chinquapin for seven years now, and with each year, I have learned more about myself and who I want to be.”

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“At Chinquapin, community is at the center of everything we do. Our students develop community in rigorous college preparatory classes by collaborating and learning from each other.”

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“There are two valuable life lessons that I learned from being a student at Chinquapin: believing in my gifts and my value as an individual and being resilient and self-reliant.”

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“For 50 years, Chinquapin has provided a rigorous college-preparatory education to highly motivated but economically underserved youth in the greater Houston area.”

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We are now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Visit our Admissions page now to get started with your application!


Chinquapin Prep is accredited by TAAPS


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2615 E. Wallisville Rd.
Highlands, TX 77562

(281) 426-5551

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