At KIPP Prize Preparatory Academy we know that the prize will not be sent to us. We have to win it.
We know that some of the most competitive and robust opportunities in life and career exist in our own backyard- and we relentlessly prepare our students to be able to access those opportunities.
We provide a rigorous literacy-based, college preparatory curriculum combined with an emphasis on personalized learning, character, and a diverse range of cultural and enrichment experiences to enable our students to access the opportunities in the Silicon Valley and beyond. We believe that an excellent school is built when a thriving student and staff culture work in tandem, to climb the mountain to college.
We know that on our journey to college-readiness, there will be challenges. In partnership with our engaged and active families, we persist in our mission by approaching each second of each day of each year with joy and love- drawing on our most joyful and creative moments and keeping our eyes on the prize of our choice.
KIPP Prize Preparatory Academy is a free, open-enrollment, public charter school open to all students in San Jose. The new middle school opened in the Alum Rock School District in July of 2014 with 100 fifth grade students. Each year, the school will add a grade level until it becomes a fifth-through-eighth grade middle school in 2017.
Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students, Innovate Public Schools Report 2016
Enrollment and Demographics
305 Students, Grades 5-7 (expanding to 5-8)
2% African American
36% English Language Learners
4% Students with special needs
78% qualify for free and reduced-price meals
1250 S King Road
San Jose, CA 95122
Phone 1: 408-251-5600
Phone 2: 408-251-5601
KIPP students & families in San Jose: Please contact your school leader ASAP or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have been affected by the flooding.
Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here.
Contact: Grace Machado
Phone: (408) 497-2702
Review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA) here.