From our joyful morning greeting to the last bell, we believe every moment is a learning moment – a moment to shine, to grow, and to develop the academic, emotional, and social skills that lead to success. Our students are encouraged to take risks, ask questions openly, and explore a variety of cultures and creative arts. Whether they are reading in the classroom, learning about animals in the zoo, or dancing at our winter show, our KIPPsters learn to live and breathe our core values: Work Hard. Be Nice.

Our goal is for all students to perform above grade level. To get there, we offer rigorous academic instruction tailored to each student’s needs, balanced with art, theater and movement, and fitness so that we educate the whole child. Each day, we help our students build their capacity to make excellent choices for themselves, whether the choice is about which book to read, which workstation to go to, or ultimately, which college to attend.

Strong character is at the heart of success. We teach our students to do the right thing — even when no one is looking. Students model great character for their fellow students and show kindness, compassion, and love through their daily actions and words.

In addition, teachers, students, and families participate in community service projects and outreach in the neighborhood.



586 West 177 Street, New York, NY 10033
4th Floor


By Subway: From 181st Street-St. Nicholas (1):
Walk south on St. Nicholas Ave to 177th Street and turn left.
The school is in the middle of the block on the right.
KIPP Washington Heights Elementary is located within P.S. 115 on the fourth floor.

By Subway: From 175th Street (A):
Walk east on 176th Street to St. Nicholas Ave and turn left.
Take a right at 177th Street.
The school is in the middle of the block on the right.
KIPP Washington Heights Elementary is located within P.S. 115 on the fourth floor.

KIPP Academy


  • GRADES: K-3
  • OPENED: 2011


Housed within the P.S. 115/Alexander Humboldt Building Complex
586 West 177 Street, Fourth Floor
New York, NY 10033

Phone: 212-991-2630
Fax: 212-923-1361

For questions about visiting KIPP Washington Heights Elementary, please contact Luke Southerlan, Director of Operations, at 212-991-2630 ext. 8100 or

For questions about enrolling your child at KIPP Washington Heights Elementary, please contact Christine Moreno, Office Manager, at 212-991-2630 ext. 8101 or

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