In order to maintain the appropriate social distancing protocols that have been created for Texas, Chinquapin Distance Learning for all students has been extended through May 1st.  April 10th is a Chinquapin Holiday. In an effort to make up the missed day in March and to ensure students have the correct number of classroom minutes for the school year, Monday, April 13, 2020 will no longer be a holiday.  Keep in mind, Chinquapin will remain closed and distance learning will still be in effect if the recommendation is to remain closed. As of Friday, March 27, 2020, we are hopeful that campus will reopen May 4; we are waiting to follow guidelines from TEA and Harris County…. Click here to continue reading 

Para mantener los protocolos de distanciamiento social apropiado que han sido creado para Texas, Aprendizaje a distancia de Chinquapin se extenderá hasta el 1 de mayo. El 10 de abril es un día feriado de Chinquapin y no habrá clase.  Para poder compensar el día que perdimos en marzo y para estar seguros de que los estudiantes tengan el número correcto de minutos de enseñanza para el año escolar, el lunes 13 de abril ya no será feriado. Tenga en mente que Chinquapin permanecerá cerrada y Aprendizaje a distancia continuará si la recomendación es que continuemos cerrados. A partir del viernes 27 de marzo, tenemos esperanza que el campus reabra el 4 de mayo; estamos esperando las pautas del TEA y en condado Harris…. Haz click aquí para seguir leyendo



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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

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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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