Spring Branch Academic Institute will provide highly, exceptionally, and profoundly gifted children an advanced educational opportunity matched to their individual abilities, strengths and interests.

There are no public programs or schools designed specifically to meet the needs of highly, exceptionally, and profoundly gifted students in the Houston area. Parents of highly gifted children seek appropriate educational settings for their children.

Spring Branch Academic Institute provides individualized instruction at the appropriate pace, depth and complexity needed by highly gifted students in a multi-aged setting. By creating a school-within-a-school for this specific population, SBISD is filling a great need for students in Spring Branch ISD.


  • SBAI is expanding to grades K-9 in 2018-19 for qualifying Spring Branch ISD students and will continue to expand to serve an additional grade level each year.
  • SBAI uses a school-within-a-school format with a separate director and core teaching staff
  • SBAI meets students' affective needs by providing a true peer group and service learning opportunities