KIPP Bay Area Public Schools

We believe all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity.

Our Mission

Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world.

What Makes KIPP Different?

Our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunities in life. We believe every child can grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Sense of Belonging

KIPP provides a positive and supportive learning environment where students of all races, incomes, and abilities are known, respected, and empowered. KIPP uses social-emotional teaching practices that affirm the identity, background, and experience of every KIPP student.

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Academic Excellence

KIPP fosters a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. A KIPP education helps students develop the academic skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.

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Family & Community Partnerships

KIPP partners with families and local organizations in their communities to support healthy development for children. KIPP joins other educational and community-based groups in advocating for issues that matter to their families, such as immigration rights.

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Teacher Support & Growth

KIPP recruits and retains a diverse group of teachers with high expectations who believe in KIPP’s mission and are committed to helping all students reach their full potential. KIPP equips teachers with opportunities for professional growth through individual coaching and specialized professional development. 

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College and Career Guidance

KIPP prepares students to identify their passion, purpose, and plan for how to thrive in college, shape the future, and positively impact the world. After high school, KIPP advisors help alumni navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college or pursuing a career.

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