KIPP Washington Heights was founded in the summer of 2012 by Danny Swersky, a former New York public school and KIPP STAR teacher. With focus on introducing technology into the classroom to individualize instruction, KIPP Washington Heights is committed to innovation and doing whatever it takes to make sure all students will learn.
KIPP NYC’s mission is to teach our students to develop the character and academic skills necessary to succeed in high school and college, to be self-sufficient, successful, and happy in the competitive world, and to build a better tomorrow for themselves and us all.
At KIPP Washington Heights we believe that growing from our strengths helps us achieve our unlimited potential. Our academic and character growth is a shared journey between students, staff and families. On this journey we will create a school where we can face our challenges and celebrate our successes with grit, optimism, and love. Through college focused literacy instruction, individualized programs and explicit character instruction we will have a community of learners that will create a transformational school.
Support - As a network of public charter schools, KIPP schools receive the majority of their funds from state and federal governments. However, KIPP offers much more than traditional schools, including an extended school day, week and year, field trips and extracurricular activities. To provide KIPP’s unique educational program, schools rely on support from community members, parents and local foundations. To learn more about how to volunteer or make a donation, please visit the web page for KIPP Washington Heights.
Apply to Teach - KIPP schools are always looking for motivated, passionate teachers. Learn more about becoming a KIPP teacher. Visit our Careers page to view current openings at KIPP schools across the country. Visit KIPP Washington Heights for more specific information about teaching at KIPP Academy Elementary.
Enroll - Each KIPP school has its own individual process for enrolling students. Please visit KIPP Washington Heights to learn more about how to enroll.
KIPP is committed to equal treatment for all individuals. KIPP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation, or national or ethnic origin.
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