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School Profile


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

Liz Coughenour – View Bio


KIPP Excelencia Community Prep is a TK-8 public charter school located in Redwood City that opened its doors in  summer 2015. The school began with transitional kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, first, and fourth grade and adds an additional grade each year until it is serving transitional kindergarten through eighth grade. KIPP Excelencia is currently co-located at Hoover and Taft Elementary Schools for the 2017-2018 school year. Our address at Hoover is 656 Laurel St. & Taft is 954 8th Ave.

Important Dates

Saturday, February 10th – Winter Health Festival!
Location: Hoover Campus | Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Friday, February 16th – Tuesday, February 20th – No School, President’s Day Break
Location: Both campuses
Thursday, February 22 – Coffee with the Principal
Location: Lower Campus | Time: 7:50 am – 8:10 am
Friday, February 23 – Coffee with the Principal
Location: Upper Campus | Time: 7:50 am -8:10 am

For more events and information, take a look at our calendar! Click below. 

KECP Events Calendar



Office Hours: 7:30 am – 4 pm

Lower School: TK-3rd (TAFT)
954 8th Ave., Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 482-2428

Upper School: 4th-6th (HOOVER)
656 Laurel St., Redwood City, CA 94063
Phone: (650) 482-2427

Fax: (650) 649-2928


Applications for the 2018-19 school year are now open for TK – 7th. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

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

School Tours are now available! Mondays from 10 am – 11 am or call to schedule a different tour time. We will try our best to accommodate to your schedule. Please feel free to give us a call if you have any questions!
Lower (TK-3rd): 650-482-2428
Upper(4th-6th): 650-482-2427

To review the 2017-18 Local Control Accountability Plan for KIPP Excelencia Community Prep, click here.

To review KIPP Excelencia Community Prep’s School Accountability Report Card (SARC), click here.

Learn more about Title IX here.