Thank you, Courtney!!
We can't say enough great things about The Kipling School/Kipling Street family as a whole. You all continue to
amaze us and we are so thankful for each of you.
We have loved being at Kipling Street Academy, and Lacey has thrived
there. Ms. Patria, Ms. Rosalynn, and Ms. Maribel are amazing, and we feel
so lucky that Lacey got to be in their class. Ms. Tracey and Ms. Courtney
have also been wonderful directors, and we have loved our experience at
KSA. We continue to enjoy time with our KSA family!
Rebecca, Tony, and Lacey
Just a quick note to say what a great job everyone did with the dino week open house!
Ms. Tiphany and Ms. Toni taught the Castle Room a dino song that the kids performed for the parents,
it was great! And then they did a cool volcano eruption experiment that Caroline loved.
The teachers in the Forest Room had a sweet little program for the babies and even provided snacks
for the parents and raffled off an orchid! It was so, so sweet!
The hallway decorations this year were awesome – we have really enjoyed dino week! Great job, KSA!
We wanted to let you know that we received our annual state Licensing inspection today, and we did not have
any deficiencies! All of the teachers were wonderful and were able to show our Licensing
representative how we go above and beyond the Minimum Standards with our everyday routines
and activities. Before she left, our rep said, "it's not like this everywhere," and told us
how nice it is to start her day at our schools!
We are so proud of our staff and just wanted to share the good news. :) We hope you have a great day!
Courtney Reif & Tracey Waldroup
That is great news. Thanks for sharing and for the excellent work all of you do.
Congrats to everyone!
We deeply love our Train Room teachers and everyone at Kipling who goes above and beyond to respond
to our questions and to nurture our daughter. During bath time this evening, I asked Wren
what things she likes and she said "chicken, chocolate, fun, Miss Liz, Miss Angelica, and Miss Erin."
Thank you all so very much,
"Felix has been in excellent hands at Kipling, and we have been extremely pleased with
the quality of education and overall care he has received. So much so that we are
enrolling our son Max at Kipling as well.
"The whole family of teachers and administrators at Kipling has been supportive and loving
in the years that Gavin has attended. We appreciate the strong foundation that everyone
at Kipling has helped to provide. Thank you for everything!
"We have truly been blessed by this school over the last 4 years. My children have had the
best care and the best experience we could have possibly imagined. I appreciate
everything you all have done for my boys and our family. It was such a relief to
go to work every day and know that my children were being so well taken care of
physically, academically, and emotionally."
- Anna F.
"We are very grateful for the opportunity we've had to attend Kipling. All of her teachers
are truly wonderful and it's been amazing to see Lillian flourish under their care.
"Thanks so much for providing such wonderful care to our kids!"
- Julie & Daniel
"Thanks Jennifer, it's definitely a bitter sweet moment. I can't thank you enough for the last eight
years. I will be eternally grateful for the education and care my boys have received at Kipling.
I feel very lucky to have been a part of the school for so many years.
Blaze did get a lottery spot at River Oaks Elementary with his brother. I owe that great gift to
the incredible teachers they've had along the way.
"We have enjoyed having the kids attend Kipling and know we will miss everyone. Thank you so much
for taking such good care of Henry and Bailey! We are amazed at their growth over the
past years and appreciate your dedication to providing quality education.
"This will be Charlotte's last month as at KSA. She's been so happy and is doing so well, but she got into the
PreK class at Kolter where she'll go to elementary. We will miss y'all! I can't tell you how much it meant
to me that you got her in after the flood. I will be forever grateful."
- Catherine C.
We want to thank you and all the staff at Kipling for teaching and taking care of John. You all will truly be
missed by us and John included. We wish you all the best!!!"
- John C.
"Dear KSA Administration,
We are grateful for the time that Ellery has spent at KSA as a student and we are so proud to see her
move on to kindergarten as a qualified vanguard student. Thank you to the administration, teachers, and support
staff that made her first school experience so wonderful.
Michael and Elizabeth"
"I just wanted to thank you, all the teachers and the KSA staff for everything that you do for our kids!
We had a lot of fun at the pajama party today and all this pre-holiday week was just wonderful! Our
kids LOVE going to school every day and have learned so much since they started at KSA just about
seven months ago. I couldn't be happier. The teachers do a great job!"
- Olga & Andrei
I wanted to take a moment to recognize the great work that the teachers do. My son Hugo
started in a toddler class, and the difference in him is truly astounding. He loves
going to school every day and I am amazed at how well he has adapted and that he is
constantly in a good mood since he started. He is much more interested in reading in
the evening and much more interactive. It is clear that he is growing and developing
thanks to the care he is getting. We are very grateful that he is in such good hands."
"I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the KSA personnel for the wonderful job you
have been doing for my kids. Both Masha and Vasya enjoy attending KSA very much. It has
been a great pleasure for me to communicate with the KSA teachers and staff for all this
time. Your professionalism, competence and flexibility are very much
appreciated. I have been very happy with placing my kids at your school. Thank you!"
"We have enjoyed our time at KSA. We cannot say enough about how wonderful the staff at KSA have been."
--Jeff and Joy
"We have found that KSA is one of our favorite things about Houston! We truly appreciate the great care our kids have received."--Emily
"We have really enjoyed KSA and appreciate all that you and your teachers have taught
Austin. He has learned so much and I know that his teachers have helped mold him into
the sweet little boy he has become!"--Vanessa
"The last day of school for both Abdullatif and Lolwa will be December 27. I would
like to take this opportunity to that you and your staff for all the support you
have given me and my kids. My kids have been fortunate to be part of Kipling Street
Academy for the last two years."--Fahad
"I have truly enjoyed our experience at KSA. Ella loves each and every one of her
teachers and she is growing into such a confident little lady. I know we will not
be able to duplicate our experience in our new town. Thank you for providing
such a wonderful, safe, caring and learning environment for Ella. We will
always treasure the memories we made while Ella was enrolled at KSA."--Rebekah
"We've been so impressed with both Kipling schools and the incredible love and
passion your teachers and staff have shown. Lilah has made tremendous developmental
strides in her time there, and we will continue to recommend Kipling to
everyone we know."--Nathan
"I want to thank all of the KSA personnel for the wonderful job you have been
doing for my kids. Both Masha and Vasya enjoy attending KSA very much. That has
been a great pleasure for me to communicate with the KSA teachers and staff
for all this time. Your professionalism, competence, and flexibility are
very much appreciated. I have been very happy with placing my kids to your
school. Thank you!"--Irina
"Dear Jennifer: Thank you so much for being such a great help over the past
year and half!"--Constance
"Our daughter just recently transferred into your school. I just wanted to tell
you personally, that within only a few days time that I am very glad that we made
the switch to Kipling St. Academy. I am very impressed with your schools email
correspondence that I feel adequately provides the information that a parent
needs to have, as well as, the perks of a live internet feed to be able
to watch you children during time away. Also, I may note, I like the daily
child care reports filled out by your staff in our child's classroom. Thank
you for your, and your school's professionalism!"--Dallas
"My daughter has been a student at KSA since August of 2009. She was a crying five-month-old
then. During her time at KSA she has developed into an articulate four-year-old child
with a keen interest in a variety of topics. I can't stress enough how she has blossomed
in the nurturing and stimulating environment that her KSA teachers
"We love Kipling. We feel our child is safe, loved, nurtured, and appreciated. Kipling
hires wonderful, energetic staff that are qualified to teach. I also like that I don't
have to bring my child's lunch and snacks. Viewing him on the website is a must have
for me as well, and Kipling offers that."--Susie
"This is our 6th year at Kipling. Our first born Rahul spent 3 years in Kipling before
moving on to Kindergarten. He was already ahead of the learning curve thanks to all
the things he learned at Kipling. So Kipling was the obvious choice for our daughter
Reethi. She loves going to school every day. We love knowing that she is in great hands!"
"I am extremely happy with the care my infant and toddler are receiving at Kipling. As
a mother, it is difficult to leave your children in someone else's care every day, but
the teachers and staff at Kipling put my mind at ease. Not only are their basic
needs met, but the curriculum offered is excellent and sets Kipling apart from
just a regular daycare center."--Veronica
"Kipling facilities and staff are wonderful, the facilities are well thought out and
curriculum has the right balance of play and learning for all ages. All of my daughter's
teachers have been amazing, she loves them and they make you feel part of a family in
each of the classrooms. My relatives are amazed with just how much our daughter knows
and understands at such a young age and this is a credit to the staff and methods
used at Kipling. I already have my new daughter enrolled to give her the same great start."
"After moving from France we were blessed to get our daughter into KSA on August 1, 2012.
Our daughter did not speak a word of English (she spoke French and Spanish), and they
were so accommodating with a teacher that spoke Spanish in her class and another that
spoke French that would come check on her on a regular basis. Ana now speaks English,
she has a lot of friends and loves going to "school". Thanks a lot to the entire
KSA team for being so caring."--Bertrand
"My wife and I are very happy that we enrolled our twin boys into Kipling Street
Academy. The boys enjoy their classmates and the teachers. The teachers are very
attentive to each child in the class. The teachers go above and beyond their duties
to care for each child. We receive reports from the teachers daily and through
conference reports. We are very pleased with the staff at Kipling Street Academy."
"I'm so glad a school with high standards like KSA finally exists! It's a state of
the art facility, very clean and child-friendly. The teachers are awesome and very
involved in every child's development. I love the art projects and how the teachers
supervise a friendly social interaction between the kids. KSA has a very friendly and
loving ambiance! The children are all very happy and engaged in a lot of learning activities."--Kerstin
"I am glad I found KSA. Rahul looks forward to going to school every morning. What we like is apart
from all the fun and games (that Rahul enjoys so very much), he also has structured lesson plans that are
preparing him for Kindergarten. It gives me comfort in knowing that he loves it there, and is so well
cared for by his teachers and other staff."--Anjali
"My daughter has been enrolled in the infant room at Kipling for 5 months now and we could
not be happier! Her teachers are amazing with her and we love talking to them every evening
about how her day was. They really seem to know our child and her likes and dislikes. Kipling
feels more like a home than a daycare. We would (and have) recommended Kipling to our friends
because we know that this is a great place to care for your child. Thank you Kipling Street Academy!"--Susan
"We have had our daughter at KSA for about a year and a half, and could not be more pleased. Each of
the teachers she has had has been amazing. They are warm, caring, funny and fun - the perfect
caregivers. Our daughter adores them, frequently telling us that they are her best friends. Under
their care, she has blossomed from a shy introverted toddler into a happy, outgoing preschooler. As
an added bonus, she has also learned things well above and beyond what we would have expected
for her age. We would highly recommend KSA for anyone looking for exceptional care for their
child."--Shannon & David
We were lucky enough to find the place that shares our values and approach to child
development and discipline. It gave me the peace of mind as a new mother and allowed me
to go back to work knowing that (my daughter) is happy at KSA (cameras helped a lot). She
learned how to communicate with other kids which is something that I could not give her
at home. When I see a weekly workplan on Mondays, I know that she will learn something new
this week and I am very happy with her progress."
"We love KSA! Our son enjoys learning and playing in the warm care of the loving teachers. The day-care
is state of the art, and a very exciting place for our little one. We are very happy we chose KSA."--Fabio
"There are many places where they can 'watch' your kids but if you want a place which provides true
care that actually teaches it's only Kipling Street Academy"--Juan
"Our daughter starting day school was a big change for our entire family. The teachers and staff
at Kipling Street Academy provided the extra attention and care to ensure the most comfortable
transition for all of us. Kipling Street Academy is an Amazing place! The intimate scale, light
filled classrooms, variety of activities, and friendly staff provide the perfect environment for
our daughters home away from home."--Tracy
"I feel like the quality of care at KSA is excellent. His classroom is clean and well
organized, and the teachers are engaging him in activities much more that the previous school
"Warm, clean, attentive environment. Sami loves his teachers and his school!!! We no longer
feel guilty when we drop him off in the morning, because when we pick him up he is
smiling and playing happily"--Fiamma
"One of the best things about Kipling Street Academy is that I feel comfortable leaving my girls there
everyday. I know they are in good hands and are getting excellent care. I also really appreciate that
you and the teachers are working to help me get the girls on a nap schedule."--Megan
"I am truly happy to have Maddie enrolled at KSA. Her teachers are so caring and make
us (parents) feel welcome. I also appreciate their willingness to give us feedback
each afternoon about her progress and challenges. I really enjoy the arts and crafts
she makes, it's nice to see that she is getting stimulation during the day. KSA is really more
of a school than a daycare."--Raven
"We have been so happy with the quality care and education provided by KSA. My daughter
loves all her teachers and loves going to school every morning. The school is well-managed,
very clean and organized, and provides an age-appropriate curriculum that includes art, language,
music, and learning through games and play. We simply adore KSA and highly recommend it to
any parent looking for the right school for their child."--Sherry
"I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the amazing teachers at KSA for
taking such great care of my son and helping him learn and grow in so many ways. I have
never had to worry about Ethan when I drop him off at school and having that peace of mind
is just so wonderful. Thank you for all that you all do."--Leilani
"Leaving your first born after a four-month maternity leave is not easy. You wonder if the
people caring for your little one are going to understand her, you wonder if they are going
to think she is as wonderful as you do, you are filled with all sorts of anxieties. Like any
parent, I had all sorts of concerns. After our first day at KSA I was able to breathe
freely. Annie is well-cared for and loves school. She has patient teachers that have been
kind and understanding in so many ways. I am so pleased with the level of care that Annie
is getting and could not ask for a better situation. KSA is outstanding."--Elizabeth
"In the time that Ezra has been with KSA, he has learned and grown so much! I appreciate the
outstanding care and diligence that you and your staff have maintained with my son - our
family will be forever grateful. We love and trust his teachers to the fullest, and I cannot
say enough wonderful things about them. Thank you for you high standards and your hard work
in making sure that Ezra was always well-cared for, happy and safe."--Tiffany
"I want to thank you and all of the teachers at Kipling Street Academy so very much for
taking such excellent care of our daughter. We have been delighted with the quality of the
school and teachers."--Leslie
"The time has come to give official notice of Beatrix's departure. Of all the things we
will miss in Houston, KSA may perhaps be the one that will be hardest to say good-bye
to. Beatrix's time here has been truly special and we will never forget the wonderful
experience and development she has enjoyed at your school."--Jim & Karen
"I want to let you know how amazing your school is. I realize that even more after
moving away. I felt like I could truly say Samara was going to a school, not a
daycare. I wish we were still in Houston just so she could attend your school. Thanks
to you and your wonderful teachers, who were so kind and thorough."--Cheyenne
"I want to congratulate you on a bit of genius regarding Kipling Street Academy. I have
visited and spoken with nearly 30 daycare/preschools and have yet to find an
equivalent. The ratios and attention paid were particularly valuable at William's
age, the curriculum was exceptional, and the staff was wonderful. I've seen new and
old buildings, clean and dirty, private and corporatized, cheap and expensive, and
KSA has found the right mix of so many things that make what I think a center should
be like. I'm glad William had a chance to experience KSA."--Stephen
"Hi Jennifer! First of all, I just want to say that I think Kipling Street Academy is
the best child care facility ever. I tell that to everyone who makes that "sad face"
when I tell them I dropped Van off at school for the day. I think all of the teachers
in Van's class have been great and I know Kristy is thrilled with how well her kids
have adjusted there."--Amy
"I am compelled to make sure you know how much my wife and I admire the institution, and
in particular, the environment you've so carefully cultivated at Kipling. You are all
so very organized, attentive to detail, perpetually pleasant to interact with, transparent,
and so completely thoughtful in how you go about cultivating all of those young people
rightfully trusted to your care. I tell everyone who will listen just how lucky we
were/are to have found you. Yours is not a simple or at all stress-free profession
and yet even when you simply must be having a bad day elsewhere in your lives, you
remain kind and absolutely dedicated to the children."--Thomas