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The mission of KIPP Excelencia Community Prep is to inspire and empower all children so that they are successful through college and impact their communities.

School Leader

Kyle Shaffer – View Bio


In summer 2015, KIPP opened its first K-8 school in Redwood City, KIPP Excelencia Community Prep. The school opened with transitional kindergarten, kindergarten, first, and fourth grade and will proceed with each additional grade, until it is full scale serving kindergarten through eighth grade. KIPP is currently co-located at Hoover and Taft Elementary School for the 2016-2017 school year. Our address at Hoover is 656 Laurel St. & Taft is 954 8th Ave.


Zest | Grit | Curiosity | Gratitude | Love

School Events

Click on the event link for more information!

 KECP Math Nights

To participate in KIPP Excelencia’s Local Control Accountability Plan, click here. Review KIPP Excelencia’s 2016-2017 LCAP here.

Review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA) here.

Upcoming Dates

*No School Days are in red.

  • Friday, January 27th – No school for KIPP Bay Area Staff Regional Professional Development Day
  • Tuesday, January 31st –  Upper School Math Night 6 pm to 7 pm
  • Wednesday, February 1st – Lower School Math Night 6 pm to 7 pm
  • Saturday, February 4th – Family Community Day for our Winter Health Festival!
  • Friday, February 17th to Tuesday, February 21st – President’s Day/February Break

Family Leadership Council



Office Hours: 8 am – 4 pm

Lower School: TK-2nd (Hoover)
656 Laurel St., Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 482-3251

Upper School: 3rd-5th (Taft)
954 8th Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 482-2428

Fax: (650) 649-2928


Bell Schedule/Horario

KECP 2016-2017 School Calendar

Monday/Lunes, Tuesday/Martes, Wednesday/Miercoles, and Friday/Viernes

  • Transitional Kindergarten: 7:50 AM – 2:15 PM
  • Hoover (K-2nd): 7:50 AM – 4:00 PM
  • Taft (3rd-5th): 7:40 AM – 3:50 PM


  • Transitional Kindergarten: 7:50 AM – 1:15 PM
  • Hoover (K-2nd): 7:50 AM – 1:15 PM
  • Taft (3rd-5th): 7:40 AM – 1:10 PM



Applications for the 2017-18 school year are now available. We are accepting applications for TK-6th grade. Please click here to apply or visit us at Hoover or Taft, and get help submitted your application online. All applications are submitted online through Schoolmint! If you have any questions, please visit us at our Office Hours: 8 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday or give us a call! (address and phone numbers are located above)

School Tours

We also have school tours available for New or Incoming Families! Give us a call to schedule a tour any Tuesday or Thursday from 10 am to 12 pm. Give us a call to schedule a tour; Lower: 650-482-3251 Upper: 650-482-2428!