K-12 Excellence

We believe every student walks through the doors of school bearing gifts. So, at KIPP Public Schools, we support every student to see those gifts, then build the skills and confidence they need to pursue their highest aspirations.

Academic Excellence at KIPP

To enable each of our 120,000 students to succeed in the college and career paths of their choice, KIPP teachers, principals, and staff learn alongside one another and share best practices. Our goal is to ensure success in one classroom travels across the country to hundreds more.

Literacy at KIPP

From our youngest students recognizing their first words to our older students reading complex texts, K-8 literacy at KIPP is grounded in the belief that literacy is liberation. Our vision is that every child grows free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities, and we know that the ability to read and write well unlocks the doors to that future. KIPP students learn literacy through engaging, research-backed lessons. All teachers are equipped with the knowledge, skills, and tools to strengthen literacy in their classrooms and beyond.

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Math at KIPP

Strong problem-solving skills are critical throughout students’ academic and career journeys. Across the KIPP network, math teachers receive ongoing training to best instruct students. And we use math curriculum that encourages students to learn by doing. KIPP schools use one of three nationally-recognized options for math curriculum: Eureka Math, Imagine Learning: Illustrative Math, or Open-Up.

High Schools at KIPP

Our mission is to ensure that all KIPP students are well-prepared for the challenges of college and beyond. KIPP high school principals and teachers have access to the necessary knowledge, skills, and tools, to ensure students have a strong foundation before pursuing college and careers. In every KIPP high school, we do what it takes to make sure students get off to a strong start in 9th grade, feel confident and prepared for pre-college exams, and are aware of the steps needed to apply for and enroll in postsecondary education.

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