ABOUT KIPP NYC
At KIPP we believe in the creation of inspired lives. As part of a national network of 250+ free public charter schools, we work to ensure every student can lead a happy and successful life.
Free Public Charter Schools
Students of color.
qualify for free or reduced-price lunch.
are classified as having special education needs.
of our students stay with us from year to year.
OUR PROMISEWhen we began in one classroom in 1995 in the South Bronx, we promised our first kids and families we'd do whatever it takes for our students to be successful. Today, we make the same sacred promise to more than 8,500 students and alumni on their way to and through college and career. Keeping good on our promise year in and year out has helped KIPP alumni graduate college at dramatically higher rates than their peers. EnrollTeach
BUILD A BETTER TOMORROWWe must support our students on a path to lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world. To do this, we’re making a more explicit commitment to ensure that our practices do not reinforce systems of oppression. Since our founding, KIPP has been a learning organization, driven by data to help all of us grow. We will continue to move our organization along an anti-racist continuum: from awareness to alignment to action. Our Commitment to Anti-Racism
TOGETHER WITH FAMILIESOur mission begins with "together with families and communities" because we teach in communities, not just schools. Our work will always prioritize the voices and feedback of our families through focus groups, real-time access to their students’ lessons and assignments, and through a regional family advisory council that shares feedback and best practices. By working hand-in-hand with families, we will align KIPP NYC’s goals with what our families value in their children’s education. Family Resources
READ TO LEADWe believe that every child deserves an education, that is so rich and rigorous that our students will be reading on or above grade level by the time they are in third grade, beginning in the school year of 2023. We will emphasize literacy and reading as ways for students to navigate the world, filter the information that they consume, and employ what they’ve learned to create a better future for us all. Our Results
Since 1995, KIPP NYC has been innovating, learning, and refining not only what makes a great school, but also what values lead to success for our students in college and in life.