Yellowstone Academy’s mission is to provide a high quality faith-based education exclusively to students from economically disadvantaged families that will prepare them for academic success in high school, college, and beyond. It is a Houston community where every child, regardless of their economic means, receives an education that cultivates their intellect, nourishes their spirit, and empowers them to create a fulfilling future. Their community flourishes when the teachers are able to realize the potential of all children.

Barney Smith, co-founder of British a capella group, Voces8, one of the most versatile and best loved vocal ensembles has experienced Yellowstone up close and personal. “From the moment we first walked into Yellowstone Academy it had the feeling of being a very special place. The achievements of the school are astounding; serving its community, giving hope and dreams to its students and changing young people’s lives on a daily basis. We are thankful that music and the arts plays such an important role in achieving this success, and are even more grateful that VOCES8 has had the chance to be a part of this mission.”

A favorite quote of Noralyn Carpenter, who coordinates the Children’s music programming here at St Luke’s, is by Cheryl Lavender.

“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.”