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The vision of KIPP Bridge Academy is to provide all students with an outstanding education that emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. This education, along with the promotion of excellent citizenship and the appreciation of diversity, will develop college-bound community leaders.


The mission of KIPP Bridge Academy is to develop the academic knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for students to achieve success in the finest high schools and colleges, and the competitive world beyond.

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Acting School Leaders

Salomé Portugal, Upper School – View Bio

Philonda Johnson, Lower School – View Bio


Founded in 2002, KIPP Bridge Academy is a K-8 public charter school located in West Oakland that is free and open to all students. With an extended school schedule, high expectations, and a relentless focus on results, KIPP Bridge Academy is proving that the achievement gap can be closed for traditionally underserved students. KIPP Bridge Academy is a California Distinguished Charter School and is in the top ten percent of all public schools in the state.

Enrollment and Demographics

565 students, grades TK–8 

57% African American
22% Latino
4% Asian
17% Other

20% English Language Learners (2015-16 KIPP Data)
9% Students with Special Needs
74% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals

School Profile


We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! The deadline for round 1 applications was February 16th. If you applied before that date, you will be entered in a lottery for a space at KIPP Bridge on March 6th. The lottery is public and you are welcome to attend. Please call the main office for more details at 510-874-7255.

All families will be notified via email/text on March 6th and via mail sent out on March 7th of their application status. The deadline for families to accept an offer for a seat at KIPP Bridge is March 29th.  You can still submit applications for round 2 starting on February 21st! These will be placed directly on our waitlist and we will offer seats as they become available. Please log in to Enroll Oakland Charter to submit a round 2 application or to check on the status of your application after March 6th!

Want to learn more about our school before you apply? Here’s how:

1) Visit our school.

We welcome all prospective students and their families to come tour our school. Tour dates coming soon! Call (510) 874-7255 to schedule a school tour or learn more about the school.

2) Give us a call. We’d love to tell you more about our school.

Inti Chomsky
Phone: (510) 8533705

To review the 2017-2018 Local Control Accountability Plan for KIPP Bridge Academy, click here.

Review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA) here.

Learn more about Title IX here.



1700 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: (510) 874-7255
Fax: (510) 874-6796

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