Building the Next Generation of Community Leaders

Get your student on track for success in college and career.

Serving students in PreK through 8th grade.

Welcome to Yellowstone Schools

Rooted in the Christian faith, Yellowstone Schools educates nearly 500 majority Black children in PK3 through 8th grade. Located in Houston’s historic Third Ward, Yellowstone is committed to partnering with students and families, regardless of financial means, to provide life-changing experiences and an excellent education, develop faith and character, and prepare scholars for life beyond high school.

Yellowstone Schools refers to a cooperative of two distinct legal and financial entities: Yellowstone Academy (a private, Christian school serving PK3 through 5th grade) and Yellowstone College Prep (a tuition-free charter school growing to serve 6th through 12th grade). As a public entity, College Prep complies with all federal and state laws. We collectively refer to ourselves as Yellowstone Schools to reflect our shared mission, vision, culture, and leadership.

Yellowstone Academy is a premier private school founded in 2002 with the purpose of building Christian leaders.

Yellowstone Academy is a safe and supportive learning environment where students can engage in academic excellence and spiritual growth to reach their full potential. Our administration, teachers and supporters are committed to expanding educational opportunities that enable our students to reach their greatest potential. Students from grades Pre-K3 to 5th grade receive the fundamentals to grow academically, socially and spiritually. Admission is selective and significant scholarships are available for qualifying families.

Yellowstone College Prep is a new public charter school* dedicated to building community leaders. The school is growing to serve 6th-12th grade students by adding a grade level each year. Now accepting applications for the 2021 school year, this unique charter school is focused on building relationships that help our scholars succeed. Our teachers and administrators are active members in our neighborhoods and are focused on the intellectual and emotional growth of your student.

We believe all students are born with purpose and destined for success. At Yellowstone College Prep we create a safe learning environment with high academic standards.

*Yellowstone College Prep is not faith based and complies with federal and state law with respect to separation of church and state.


Getting started at Yellowstone Schools is easy. Simply, select apply now and follow the instructions. If you have questions, please contact Ms. Jean Smith, Director of Student Recruitment, at 713-741-8000.

Now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.  

Yellowstone Academy (PreK through 5th grade)

Yellowstone Academy is a safe and supportive learning environment where students can engage in academic excellence and spiritual growth to reach their full potential.

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year »

  • Space is limited! Don’t wait to apply!
  • Qualified applicants will be invited to come in for a student assessment & parent interview.

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Yellowstone College Prep (Grades 6-8)

Yellowstone College Prep provides small class sizes, a safe environment inside and outside the classroom, involvement and engagement from all of our families and community partners.

Apply Now for the 2022-2023 School Year »

  • Now accepting applications! Space is limited, so don’t wait to apply!
  • Remaining seats will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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How to be a Part of the Yellowstone Schools Community

Yellowstone Academy

We invite you to support the mission of Yellowstone Academy in preparing Christian leaders to serve our communities in the future. Your financial support and volunteer hours provide for a well-rounded academic experience inside and outside the classroom for our youth.

Yellowstone College Prep

YCP Student

By making a donation to Yellowstone College Prep you are investing and empowering the next generation of leaders. While your financial contribution is important, we also invite you to volunteer in the everyday lives of our students.

Yellowstone Academy is a private school providing education from Pre-K3 to 5th grade. It is governed by a nonprofit public charity and the private school is faith-based. Yellowstone College Prep is a public charter school dedicated to building leaders from 6th to 8th grade. Yellowstone College Prep will grow to serve 9th-12th grade students by adding a grade level each year. Yellowstone College Prep is governed by a public school board that is independent and accountable to the State and public. Yellowstone College Prep is not faith based, and as a public school, complies with applicable federal and state laws. While the two schools share a facility, they are separate educational programs that work together and with numerous other community organizations to serve the Third Ward and children of Houston.

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