The Kinkaid School

Ashland Houston, Texas

Troisdorf “I have had an experience of a lifetime, and I wouldn’t change a single thing. School was a blast, the people were amazing, the city was beautiful, the experience was perfect. Two weeks for an exchange like this, is a great time because you meet people quickly, experience some new things and then you can go home and be caught up in school quickly.”
– Erica Bradley

General Information

The Kinkaid School is a college preparatory, coeducational, independent day school enrolling 1,400 students from preschool through grade 12, with 530 in the Upper School division. The school is located in a residential neighborhood about ten miles from downtown Houston.


January Interim Term

The Kinkaid School’s Interim Term offers over 75 specialized classes exploring in depth subjects usually treated only in survey courses. Academic, artistic, professional and community service courses cover subjects not offered in the regular curricula of most schools.  Some courses likely to be offered include Filmmaking, Exploring Flight, American Religions, Let’s Go to the Theater, The Caribbean Experience, Digital Electronics, Introduction to Chinese, Traveling Science Show, Technical Theater Production, and Screenwriting. Community service opportunities include tutoring at a local elementary school and working with residents of a nearby retirement facility.

An online catalogue including course descriptions is available in late October at  Please apply by November 1st.

Independent Day School Experience

Network visitors are welcome throughout the school year to participate in The Kinkaid School’s college preparatory curriculum as well as extracurricular offerings including clubs, arts and athletics. There are AP courses in all subject areas, so visitors enrolled in such courses at their own school will be able to keep up their studies. In addition to its core curriculum, The Kinkaid School also offers numerous electives in social sciences, writing, mathematics, science, and fine arts. The robust arts program includes visual arts, photography, band orchestra, choir, dance, technical theater, architecture, drama, creative writing, and film studies.  Athletics include football, field hockey, volleyball, cheerleading and cross country in the fall; swimming, soccer, basketball, wrestling and cheerleading in the winter; lacrosse, track, softball, baseball, tennis and golf in the spring.

Course descriptions are available at

Living Arrangements and Travel

Network students live with The Kinkaid School families. They should fly into either Bush Intercontinental or Houston Hobby Airport where they will be picked up by host families in most circumstances.

Application Procedure

Applicants should complete the Network Student Information form and return it to their Network Advisor. We welcome students at any time; however, since arranging for housing can take a while, we encourage interested students to have their advisors contact us at least six weeks prior to the intended visit.

Since we register our students for Interim Term during late October and early November, we ask that Network students interested in attending The Kinkaid School for the Interim Term send their applications by November 1st


Visiting students are welcome for the final three weeks of January for Interim Term or Between August and mid-May for the Independent Day School Experience. See School Calendar for vacation dates.

Download this information in PDF format here: Kinkaid.pdf

Kimetris Baltrip

Advisor Name: Kim Baltrip
Title: Jornalism and Yearbook Teacher
Phone: 713-243-6591