For Families (Enroll)

Collaboration with families is essential to our students' success – it’s woven into the DNA of everything we do. Through phone calls, emails, home visits, and parent-teacher conferences, KIPP schools regularly communicate with parents about their child's academic development. Families are asked regularly to review student work and progress. 

At KIPP schools:

  • Parents are encouraged to be involved and to contribute;
  • Teachers have the freedom to innovate and never give up on a child;
  • Students work hard and come to school ready to learn.

We help students learn by:

  • Creating a safe and structured learning environment;
  • Setting clear expectations by requiring that parents, teachers, and students all sign a Commitment to Excellence form;
  • Extending the school day, week and year;
  • Offering extracurricular activities;
  • Organizing exciting end-of-year learning trips;
  • Having teachers available by cell phone after school for homework help;
  • Holding students accountable for behavior as well as academic success.

About our enrollment:

KIPP schools are tuition-free, open-enrollment public schools. Students are accepted regardless of background or academic record on a first-come, first-served basis. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery.


To enroll your child in a KIPP school, please contact the school in your community directly by phone or email. For a list of KIPP schools with contact details and the grades served by each school, go to the KIPP School Directory.

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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