At KIPP schools:

  • parents are encouraged to be involved and contribute
  • teachers believe that all students will learn and achieve at the highest levels
  • students work hard and come to school ready to learn

We help students learn by:

  • creating a safe and structured learning environment
  • requiring parents, teachers, and students to all sign a Commitment to Excellence form that sets clear expectations
  • 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 their behavior as well as academic success
What are other parents saying about KIPP?

Enroll your student today.

Enrollment for the 2015-16 school year is now open for our San Francisco and Redwood City schools! For our Oakland, San Lorenzo and San Jose schools, please fill in the interest forms online to be informed of application openings.

– Apply to KIPP San Francisco and Redwood City schools here.

– To express interest in KIPP Bridge Charter School (Middle School) in Oakland, fill in the interest form here. Application opens December 2, 2014.

– To express interest in KIPP Heartwood Academy, KIPP Prize Preparatory and KIPP Heritage Academy (Middle Schools) in San Jose, fill in the interest form here.

– To express interest in KIPP San Jose Collegiate (High School) in San Jose, fill in the interest form here. Application opens December 1, 2014.

– To express interest in KIPP Summit Academy (Middle School) in San Lorenzo, fill in the interest form here.

– To express interest in KIPP King Collegiate (High School) in San Lorenzo, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP Bridge Charter School

(accepting grades 5–7)
Contact Sandi Coughlin
Phone: (510) 874-7255
Email: sandi.coughlin@kippbridge.org

To express interest in KIPP Bridge Charter School in Oakland, fill in the interest form here. Application opens December 2, 2014.

KIPP Bayview Academy

(accepting grades 5–8)
Contact Denise Hall
Phone: (415) 467-2522
Email: denise.hall@kippbayview.org

Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here or download the application in English or Spanish and return it to the school.

Please note important dates below:

Application deadline – January 16, 2015
Public lottery – January 23, 2015
Families notified of results via mail – by February 9, 2015
Decision deadline – February 27, 2015

KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy

(accepting grades 5–8)
Contact Ana Payes
Phone: (415) 440-4306
Email: admissions@kippsfbay.org

Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. Please be advised, spots for 6th-8th grade are limited, so make sure to apply by January 16, 2015 in order be eligible for our lottery. You can submit your online application here. The paper application can be downloaded in English or en Español.

Please note important dates below:

Application deadline – January 16, 2015
Public lottery – January 28, 2015
Families notified of results via mail – by February 9, 2015
Decision deadline – February 27, 2015

KIPP San Francisco College Prep

(accepting grades 9-11)
Contact Joel Portillo
Phone: (415) 636-0751
Email: joel.portillo@kippsfcollegeprep.org

Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now open for Grades 9-11. You can submit your online application here. The paper application can be downloaded here in English and Español. 

Please note important dates below:

Application deadline – January 16, 2015
Public lottery – January 30, 2015
Families notified of results via mail – by February 16, 2015
Decision deadline – March 16, 2015

KIPP Heartwood Academy

(accepting grades 5–7)
Contact Elizabeth Betancourt
Phone: (408) 926-5477
Email: kha_info@kippbayarea.org

To express interest in KIPP Heartwood Academy, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP Heritage Academy

(accepting grade 5 + 6, growing to 8)
Contact Thi Ly
Phone: (408) 318-7526
Email: thi.ly@kippheritage.org

To express interest in KIPP Heritage Academy, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP Prize Preparatory

(accepting grade 5 + 6, growing to 8)
Contact Lupita Lugo
Phone: (408) 785-0657
Email: lupita.lugo@kippbayarea.org

To express interest in KIPP Prize Preparatory, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP San Jose Collegiate

(accepting grades 9–11)
Contact Patty Santiago
Phone: (408) 937-3752
Email: ksjc_info@kippbayarea.org

To express interest in KIPP San Jose Collegiate, fill in the interest form here. Application opens December 1, 2014.

KIPP Summit Academy

(accepting grades 5–7)
Contact Anthony Bedel
Phone: (510) 258-0106
Email: anthony.bedel@kippsummit.org

To express interest in KIPP Summit Academy, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP King Collegiate

(accepting grades 9–11)
Contact Ellie Herrera
Phone: (510) 317-2330
Email: ellie.herrera@kippking.org

To express interest in KIPP King Collegiate, fill in the interest form here.

KIPP Redwood City

(accepting grades Transitional Kindergarten, Kindergarten, 1st and 4th grade, growing to K-8)
Contact: info@kippbayarea.org

Applications are now available! Please apply here. Important enrollment dates:

1. January 30, 2015 : Enrollment applications due for participation in lottery
2. February 11, 2015 : Lottery date
3. February 12 – 20, 2015 : Families notified of enrollment status through mail
4. April – May 2015 : Half day orientation is required for all enrolled students and their parents