Student Life

All KIPP schools share a common approach and yet every KIPP school is unique. Tour a school to better understand the culture, schedule, and curriculum. The highlights below are representative of what takes place in KIPP schools across the country.

Student Life

  • Elementary School
  • Middle School
  • High School
  • College & Career
  • Elementary School
    • Small-Group Instruction
    • Team & Family Celebrations
    • Time for Academics, Arts, and Physical Education
    • Small-Group Instruction

      Small-Group Instruction

      KIPP teachers blend small-group instruction and technology in creative ways to personalize learning and keep children encouraged, engaged, and continuously learning.

      KIPP NYC Small Group Work
    • Team & Family Celebrations

      Team & Family Celebrations

      Children, staff, and parents come together regularly to celebrate student accomplishments and talk about school happenings. It’s a fun and meaningful way to build a stronger school community while we reinforce character values.

      KIPP NYC Hispanic Heritage Celebration
    • Time for Academics, Arts, and Physical Education

      Time for Academics, Arts, and Physical Education

      Children in our schools explore and learn all day long. Art, extracurricular, and physical education activities that offer unique opportunities for growth and development are incorporated throughout the school day.

      KIPP Metro Atlanta Music Class
  • Middle School
    • Joy
    • Independent Thinking
    • Communication between Staff, Students, and Families
    • Joy

      Joy

      We want our students to love learning and love coming to school. Joy is contagious and that’s why we infuse it into everything we do! Teachers pay attention to even the smallest details, from classroom environment to lesson plan design, to make sure students have fun and stay engaged.

      KIPP Metro Atlanta Classroom Joy
    • Independent Thinking

      Independent Thinking

      KIPPsters take advantage of opportunities to foster and develop independence to prepare them for college and beyond. From student-led discussions, to analyzing texts, to researching and visiting local colleges, KIPP students grow by stepping out of their comfort zone and succeeding in new situations.

      KIPP Bay Area Student Discussion
    • Communication between Staff, Students, and Families

      Communication between Staff, Students, and Families

      Central to our students’ success is great communication. Strong relationships between families, students and teachers are just part of our DNA at KIPP. That’s why teachers are in touch so frequently, in so many ways, like sending positive text messages to parents about their child’s character growth, or helping students with homework when requested.

      KIPP Austin Parent and Teacher Communication
  • High School
    • Time for Enrichment and Co-Curriculars
    • College Level Preparation
    • Individualized College Counseling
    • Time for Enrichment and Co-Curriculars

      Time for Enrichment and Co-Curriculars

      KIPP high schoolers explore interests and develop passions in classes like Music Production, Spoken Word, or Intermediate Hip Hop. In addition to core classes, our wide-range of electives and extracurricular activities give KIPPsters a well-rounded and engaging high school experience.

      KIPP Philadelphia High School Music Production
    • College Level Preparation

      College Level Preparation

      What’s the best way to prepare for college? Take a college course! KIPP schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and we encourage all students to take at least one.

      KIPP DC College Prep
    • Individualized College Counseling

      Individualized College Counseling

      Students work alongside their KIPP Through College advisor as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. This way, students have as many options as possible open to them when they graduate high school.

      KIPP Memphis College Counseling
  • College & Career
    • A Support System
    • Real-World Experience
    • Connections
    • A Support System

      A Support System

      KIPP Through College Counselors know what it takes for students to succeed in college and in their careers. They are always just an email or a phone call away to help navigate college applications, offer advice on college and career choices, or be a listening ear.

      KIPP Philadelphia College and Career Support
    • Real-World Experience

      Real-World Experience

      Networking events. Career nights. Mock interviews. Job shadowing. At KIPP Through College events, students gain exposure to “real world” opportunities.

      KIPP Bay Area Career Experience
    • Connections

      Connections

      With more than 80 college partners and a network of 10,000 KIPP alumni currently in college across the country, KIPPsters have connections on campus. Alumni stay in touch through in-person events and online social networking. They support each other as big milestones approach.

      KIPP DC Alumni Networking

Meet KIPP Students and Families

  • From the moment I started 5th grade to the moment I graduated college, my teachers rooted for me. That's more than just teaching. That's love.

    Nathan Woods, Alumnus and Teacher, KIPP DC
  • KIPP teaches us the skills and gives us the structure so we can all be unstoppable.

    Isaiah Martin-Wroten, Student, KIPP Philadelphia
  • I have learned and grown more than I had ever thought I would at KIPP and want to continue that growth in college.

    Andrea Martinez, Alumna, KIPP Austin

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