Kinkaid's mission is to promote educational excellence, personal responsibility, and balanced growth, and thereby to help its students to discover and develop their talents and to fulfill their best potentials.
The Kinkaid School is a non-sectarian college preparatory day school enrolling a total of 1,400 boys and girls in grades pre-kindergarten through twelve. Kinkaid's students range in age from four years to eighteen years. The School has three divisions: Lower School (Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, and grades 1-4), Middle School (grades 5-8) and Upper School (grades 9-12). Each division has its own faculty, classrooms, and separate identity, and each has a specific educational plan for nurturing its students. The divisions are unified through educational ideals that characterize Kinkaid and determine its policies. Kinkaid is accredited by the Independent Schools Association of the Southwest. The School is a private, non-profit and tax exempt corporation. It is governed by a self-perpetuating Board of Trustees which draws its members from Kinkaid's graduates and parents and other members of the Houston community.