Kinder HSPVA Admissions

  • Thank you for your interest in applying to Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts!

    Applications for the 2019-20 school year have ended.  

    Application and audition information for the 2020-21 school year will be available no later than September 3, 2019.

    The information below, including audition requirements, is subject to change.

    This information has been updated for parents and students interested in applying for the 2019-20 school year.
    Kinder HSPVA is a public fine arts magnet school in the Houston Independent School District.  On this page you will find the information you need to begin your journey to become part of the Kinder HSPVA family.  

    Application Information

    Applications for the 2019-20 school year will be accepted at from September 28, 2018 to December 7, 2018.


    Kinder HSPVA Tours

    Kinder HSPVA offers one hour tours for prospective students and parents on the following Thursdays at our Montrose campus (4001 Stanford Street, Houston, TX 77006).  Tours start promptly at 1 pm.

    • October 4, 11, 18, 25
    • November 1, 8, 15, 29*
    • December 6*

    *We will also provide 9-10 am tours on these dates.

    We are unable to accommodate tours at any other time.


    Kinder HSPVA Open House and Information Session

    On Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at 6pm we will host an Open House and Information Session at our Montrose campus (4001 Stanford Street, Houston, TX 77006).  After a welcome and brief performances from across our art areas you will have the opportunity to visit with the faculty of up to two art areas.


    Audition Information

    Auditions are required for admission.

    • Creative Writing, Dance, Mariachi, Theatre, and Visual Arts: During the application process you will sign up for a live audition in January 2019.
    • Classical Piano, Jazz, Percussion (Band), Strings (Orchestra) and Wind (Band/Jazz): The initial phase is a video submission due by January 7, 2019.  Live auditions will be scheduled on an invitation-only basis.

    Click HERE for the specific audition requirements for the art area(s) you are applyting to. 

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Last Modified on June 12, 2019