Welcome to the Yellowstone Family.

Put your student on a path to success at Yellowstone Schools.

Serving students in PreK through 8th grade.



Yellowstone Academy is a private school preparing Christian leaders who are ready for college, career, and more. Founded in 2002, Yellowstone Academy provides a Christ-centered education for students in Pre-K3 through 5th grade.

Yellowstone College Prep is a public charter school preparing students to lead choice-filled lives. Yellowstone College Prep serves students in 6th through 8th grade.

  • Small class sizes—16:1 student/teacher ratio
  • Teachers who really care
  • Involved and engaged families
  • Free meals and bus service
  • Social/Emotional support services


Applying is easy! Get started at https://yellowstoneschools.org/apply/ now.

  1. Visit https://yellowstoneschools.org/apply and fill out the brief referral form, then click the button to continue to the application.
  2. Create a Schoolmint account. If you already have a Schoolmint account, you will need your previous login details. You can also use the links to reset your username or password.
  3. Fill out the Schoolmint application. If you run into any issues, you can give us a call at 713.741.8000.


Yellowstone Academy (PreK through 5th Grade)

  1. One of our staff members will reach out to schedule a time for a parent interview and student test. All applicants must be tested to be considered for admission. 
  2. Once you have completed your testing requirements, our admissions committee will review your application file and make a final decision.
  3. If your student is offered admission, our registrars will walk you through the enrollment process. See below for a list of required enrollment documents.

Yellowstone College Prep (6th through 8th Grade)

  1. If you apply before our lottery date, your application will be entered into the lottery. Through a random lottery process, applications will be selected to fill available seats. Applications which are not selected through the lottery process will be placed on our waiting list.
  2. If you apply after our lottery date, your student will be offered admission if a seat is still available in their grade level. Otherwise, they will be placed on our waiting list.
  3. If your student is offered admission, our registrars will walk you through the enrollment process. See below for a list of required enrollment documents.


You must have all of the following documents to complete the enrollment process:

  • Original birth certificate
  • Social Security card
  • Immunization records
  • Last report card (for students in Kindergarten and up)
  • STAAR Scores (for students in 3rd grade and up)
  • Two proofs of residency
  • Parent/Guardian ID

Enrollment will not be processed or completed until all documents are uploaded. Your child’s spot will not be held if you delay in uploading your documents.

If you have any questions, please call or text our enrollment team at 713.741.8000.

You may also send us an email at admissions@yellowstoneschools.org.

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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 (YCP) is a public charter school dedicated to building leaders from 6th to 8th grade. YCP will grow to serve 9th-12th grade students by adding a grade level each year. YCP is governed by a public school board that is independent and accountable to the State and public. YCP 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.

Yellowstone College Prep is committed to equal treatment for all people. YCP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.

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