Houston Independent School District’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) is a unique magnet school dedicated to giving diverse and talented students in the disciplines of creative writing, dance, music, theatre and visual arts the opportunity to develop their academic and creative potential.
In 2012, HISD received substantial funding through a bond election to build a new HSPVA campus in downtown Houston. Construction began in February 2016 with the understanding that additional funding would be required to bring this 21st century facility to fruition.
In October 2016, the Kinder Foundation made a lead gift of $7.5 million toward a $10 million capital campaign led by HSPVA Friends—the non-profit dedicated to raising funds for HSPVA—to ensure the long-awaited 168,000 square foot campus opens with its core arts curriculum features.
In recognition of the Kinder Foundation’s donation, and with approval by the HISD Board of Trustees, upon opening in late 2018, the new downtown school will be named the Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts.hspvafriends.org