Hyde Park Baptist Schools is a Christ-centered, college preparatory school system in Austin, Texas. HPBS serves Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade students. HPBS is a ministry of Hyde Park Baptist Church. With campuses in Central Austin, Southwest Austin and Northwest Austin, Hyde Park Baptist Schools' enrollment is over 800 for the 2008-2009 school year. Hyde Park Baptist Schools began as a Child Development Center in 1968. In the fall of 1968, a Kindergarten began for 5 year old, and the school began to add one grade per year until it reached Sixth Grade. As the school began to grow, it separated from the CDC and formed the Hyde Park Baptist School system. Located in the Hyde Park neighborhood near the University of Texas, the HP Elementary School's mission was to provide the opportunity for an excellent Christian education to the Austin community. HP Elementary was fully accredited by the Texas Education Agency in the 1970s. Hyde Park Baptist Schools admits students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, or religious affiliation, to all rights, privileges, programs and activities available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its education policies, scholarship, athletic, or other school-administered programs.