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Community Service

Students Creating Balance through Service

We organize and sponsor developmentally appropriate service opportunities for students in all divisions of the school, and we require that each Upper School student attend at least one Kinkaid-sponsored service project during the school year. Students may attend as many projects as they like – the current record is 28 projects in one year!

Kinkaid believes that community service is part of the educational development of our students.

Kinkaid-facilitated projects are conducted throughout the year at times that are convenient for students, including weekends, holidays, and after school. Some of our community service projects in the past have included:​​​​​​​

  • Building houses with Habitat for Humanity and wheelchair ramps for Texas Ramps Project
  • Working with adults and children with special needs through partnerships with Easter SealsThe Brookwood CommunitySpecial Olympics, and TUTS Theatre
  • Tutoring and mentoring children with KIPP SchoolsBaker-Ripley Neighborhood CentersMaking It Better, and Social Motion Skills
  • Working with the elderly at Belmont Village

Lower School Partners

  • Brighter Bites
  • The Faris Foundation
  • KIPP Schools

Middle School Community Partners

  • MS Community Partners
  • Books Between Kids
  • Holocaust Museum
  • Pulsera Project

Upper School Community Partners

  • ACEing Autism
  • Asia Society
  • Back To Eden
  • Baker Ripley
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Combined Arms
  • Compudopt
  • Easter Seals
  • EFGH/ Mark White Elementary
  • Galveston Bay Foundation
  • Houston Botanic Gardens
  • Houston Humane Society
  • Houston Parks Board
  • Interfaith Ministries
  • LEAD
  • Literacy Now
  • Memorial Park
  • PAIR (Partnership for the Advancement & Immersion of Refugees)
  • Plant it Forward
  • Reach Unlimited
  • Small Steps
  • Small Steps Nurturing Center
  • SoléAna Stables
  • Special Olympics
  • St. Bernard Parish
  • The Beacon
  • The Tradition
  • The Westview School (Elementary)
  • Urban Harvest


Community Service Council

Students with specific interests are also encouraged to present their service ideas to the Community Service Council, a leadership group comprised of Upper School students grades 10 through 12.



EMSI is a sequential three-year program beginning the summer after 8th grade. During the three summers of the program, EMSI students will spend four weeks on the Kinkaid campus taking intensive and challenging academic courses in math, science, and computer technology.

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