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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


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, kindergarten (TK), kindergarten, first, and fourth grade and add an additional grade each year until it is serving kindergarten through eighth grade. KIPP Excelencia is currently co-located at Hoover and Taft Elementary Schools 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!

Our KIPP Board Wants to Hear from You!

Spirit Week!

Parent Workshops!

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, March 24th – No School for KIPP Bay Area Professional Development
  • Thursday, March 30th – Conflict Resolution Workshop for Parents
  • Monday, April 3rd to Friday, April 7th – Spirit Week!
  • Monday, April 10th to Friday, April 14th – No School for Spring Break
  • Saturday, April 29th – Multicultural Festival
  • Monday, May 29th – No School for Memorial Day
  • Monday, June 5th to Friday, June 9th – Early Dismissal all Week
  • Friday, June 9th – Last Day of Classes

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


You can still submit your applications for the 2017-18 school year but unfortunately, you will automatically be placed on the waitlist. We are accepting applications for TK-6th grade. Please click here to apply or visit us at Hoover or Taft to get help submitting 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 have school tours available for New or Incoming Families! Please give us a call to schedule a tour before stopping by since time varies on location; Lower (TK-2nd): 650-482-3251 Upper(3rd-6th): 650-482-2428!


Congratulations if you’ve been offered a spot at KIPP Excelencia for the 2017-2018 school year! We look forward to having you start with us! But before we can fully register your child, you will need to complete the Registration Packet on schoolmint and submit the REQUIRED documents to enroll a student! Please keep in mind that the Registration Packet this is NOT the same as the initial application.

Please click on the following link to view more information about registration!

16-17 Enrollment Flyer

To schedule an appointment for additional help with registration, whether it’s help with filling out the registration packet or help with acceptable documentation, please call our Lower campus for TK-2nd or our Upper Campus for 3rd-6th.

Office Hours for Registration

Monday through Wednesday — From 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Thursdays — From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
No Appointments on Fridays