KIPP STAR HARLEM
MIDDLE SCHOOL

ENROLLTEACH

KIPP STAR students participate in a broad academic, cultural, and character program that sets them on a path to success to and through college. In addition to rigorous classroom instruction, we offer athletics, African dance, and Afro-Caribbean drumming electives that spark new interests, develop new skills, and bring pride to the school and joy to the classroom. Our approach builds the character strengths that students need to be successful in college and in their lives beyond the classroom.

We leverage Harlem’s profound history and culture to teach current events, civil rights, the arts, and more. Character development is at the heart of all that we do. As they embody strengths such as curiosity, grit, and optimism, our students compete each month for the KIPP:STAR Character Cup, which rewards and reinforces outstanding character throughout the school. We offer advisory programs that give students a supportive space to work out academic and personal issues with peers and school leaders. Students have the opportunity to participate in a variety of advisory programs, including a daily small-group community meeting, restorative circles, and our Glow to Grow mentoring program. Additionally, KIPP STAR builds positive connections with the Harlem community through student, staff, and parent participation in local volunteer activities.

DIRECTIONS

KIPP STAR MIDDLE SCHOOL

433 W. 123rd Street , New York, NY 10027

 

By Subway (1): From 125th Street-Broadway:
Walk south on Broadway to 123rd Street and turn left.
Stay on 123rd Street past Amsterdam Avenue.
KIPP STAR is in the middle of the block on the left, through the first door.

By Subway (A/B/C/D): From 125th Street-St. Nicholas Avenue:
Walk on St. Nicholas to 123rd Street and turn right.
Stay on 123rd Street past Morningside Avenue.
KIPP STAR is in the middle of the block on the right, through the last door of the building.

By Car: From New Jersey via the George Washington Bridge:
Take Henry Hudson Parkway South to exit 12, towards 125th Street.
Turn left at traffic light onto 125th Street.
Turn right onto Morningside Avenue.
Turn right onto 123rd Street.
KIPP STAR is in the middle of the block on the right, through the last door of the building.

By Car: From Triboro Bridge:
Stay in right lane.
Take first exit at 125th Street/Harlem River Drive/2nd Avenue.
Stay in center lane. Bear right to go toward Manhattan.
Turn left at first traffic light onto 126th Street.
Go to Morningside Avenue and turn left.
Turn right onto 123rd Street.
KIPP STAR is in the middle of the block on the right, through the last door of the building.

Street Parking:
Street parking is available as marked by street signs. Please note that there is no street parking available in front of the school.

ABOUT

  • GRADES: 5-8
  • OPENED: 2003
  • PRINCIPAL: CHRYSTAL GRIFFIN

CONTACT

Housed within P.S. 125/Ralph Bunche Building Complex
433 W. 123rd Street (between Morningside and Amsterdam Avenues)
New York, NY 10027
P: (212) 991-2650
F: (212) 666-4723

For questions, contact Director of Operations Casey Miskowski cmiskowski@kippnyc.org.