KIPP Iluminar Academy

4800 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022
Mailing Address:
c/o KIPP LA Schools
3601 E. First Street
Los Angeles, CA 90063
Type of school: Elementary School
Grades served: TK4
Year founded: 2013
Ms. Mara E. Bond, Founding School Leader
School phone: 323-835-3979
School fax: 213-489-4471
Regional Organization: KIPP LA Schools

At KIPP Iluminar we truly believe that it is our job to create classrooms that inspire innovation in our students, not only to prepare our students for college, but also to inspire them to make our world a better place. At the heart of the academic program you will find a belief that learning should be experiential, student-centered, and creative. With this in mind teachers will encourage student initiative and ownership, foster dialogue, promote inquiry, and strengthen the critical thinking skills in all students. This will foster innovation, and in turn, students will matriculate from KIPP Iluminar Academy as innovative individuals who will go on to take risks for the good of our collective community. 

In Spanish, "iluminar" means more than to simply illuminate; it means to enlighten, put in the spotlight, light up, shine, and glow. It also represents the inspiration people feel when they discover their passions because in such moments their entire beings fill with light and the spark shines through their persona. This is why we are called KIPP Iluminar Academy, because we are a school where students discover their passions and a place where learning is nothing less than an exuberating experience.

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