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We are now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year! You can still submit applications! These will be placed directly on our waitlist and we will offer seats as they become available, which may be immediately for certain grades. 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!

About KIPP Bridge Academy

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Important Summer Dates

Family Open House & Uniform Pick-up for TK-4th Grade:

Tuesday, August 7th – 3pm-5pm

Grade-Level Orientation Nights:

Monday, July 30th – 6th Grade Families 5pm-6pm

Tuesday, July 31st – 7th Grade Families 5pm-6pm

Wednesday, August 1st – 8th Grade Families 5pm-6pm

Thursday, August 2nd – 5th Grade Families and Make-up for all families 5pm-6pm

Please be sure to attend Open House and/or Grade-Level Orientation to receive more information about the upcoming school year, to pick-up two free uniform shirts and to meet teachers!

Mandatory Summer School:

TK-K – Thursday, August 9th – Friday, August 24th {7:30am-12:00pm}

1st-4th – Monday, August 13th – Friday, August 24th {7:30am-12:00pm}

5th-8th – Monday, August 13th – Friday, August 24th {7:30am-12:00pm}

First Full Day of School (all grades): Monday, August 27th

*Make-up 5th-8th Grade session on Monday, August 13th @ 7:30am*

School Calendar – Rising TK-4

School Calendar – Upper 5th-8th

Acting School Leaders

John Petersen, Rising School (TK-4) – View Bio

Salomé Portugal, Upper School (5th-8th) – 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 focus on results, KIPP Bridge Academy students are proving the possible. KIPP Bridge Academy is a California Distinguished Charter School and is in the top ten percent of all public schools in the state.


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.

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


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

Rising School (TK-4th)
Cierra Standford

Phone: 510-874-7255

Upper School (5th-8th)
Lauren Garner

Phone: 510-914-4755

To review the 2017-2018 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), click here.

To review the 2018-19 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), click here.

To review KIPP Bridge Academy’s School Accountability Report Card (SARC), click here.

To review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA), click here.

Learn more about Title IX, click here.



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

Bridge Rising: 
Phone – (510) 874-7255

Bridge Upper School (KBUS): 
Phone – (510) 543-0078