What We Do

Learn how Chinquapin prepares students to be community-minded citizens.

  • What We Do

    What We Do

    Chinquapin provides college-preparatory education to low income students in the Greater Houston Area.
  • About Chinquapin Prep

    About Chinquapin Prep

  • Save the Date

    Save the Date

    Join us for our Spring Gala on April 28, 2016!
  • Sporting Clays Benefit

    Sporting Clays Benefit

    Event was held on December 4, 2015
  • Time Lapse

    Time Lapse

    Click here to watch a time lapse video of the construction of the new dorm/dining hall through April 18, 2016
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About Chinquapin Prep

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 graduates matriculate into college
85% of our graduates receive college degrees
100% of our students receive tuition assistance


Growing Excellence: A Campaign for Chinquapin Prep

Growing Excellence

A Campaign for Chinquapin Preparatory School

Rooted in Tradition,
Reaching for Tomorrow

Join us in our campaign to provide girls' boarding, facility improvements, and better opportunities for our students. Learn More.

Karely Osorio: Gates Millenium Scholar, Jack Kent Cooke Scholar

The latest Chinquapin Gates Millennium Scholar.

Hard Work + Talent = Success

Class of 2014 graduate Karely Osorio was accepted to Harvard University on a full ride.


Chinquapin Prep's 2014 Sporting Clays Benefit

Sporting Clays Benefit

Chinquapin Prep's 2014 Sporting Clays Benefit helps us provide our students with opportunities not provided by their public schools.

Learning Beyond the Classroom

Summer Programs

Summer Learning

Chinquapin students benefit from the often life-changing experiences provided by the Summer Programs offered to them.


Life in a Day at Chinquapin

Recent Alumnus Thomas Su aims to educate Chinquapin Prep applicants by creating a documentary that includes footage of the campus and insightful interviews about Chinquapin. The finished product of his junior project serves as an alternative means for Chinquapin's applicants to discover the school.


  • Students

    "Being a part of this school, I feel like I'm a part of something so much more than myself, so much more than even my education. I am helping to break stereotypes."
  • Faculty

    "As a teacher, Chinquapin inspires me to continue living out its motto, Quid pro Quo, or “something for something”, by believing in my students' successes just as others believed in mine.”
  • Alumni

    "My love for Chinquapin has pushed me to challenge myself and ultimately make me a better person. Chinquapin has been a home for many inner city youth for years. If you were to take a tour around campus you would see why."
  • Board

    "I support Chinquapin because I believe in the School’s mission of providing the best college preparatory education for those who would not otherwise have the opportunity."
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