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Mike Rettberg – View Bio


KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy is dedicated to providing its students with the knowledge, skills, and character traits needed to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges, and in the competitive world beyond.


KIPP San Francisco Bay Academy is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory charter middle school that prepares its students for success in college. KIPP SF Bay Academy opened its doors in July 2003 in the Western Addition neighborhood of San Francisco. The school has received several awards, including the prestigious California Distinguished School Award, given to one percent of schools in the state. KIPP SF Bay is the highest-performing middle school in the San Francisco Unified School District, and is in the top nine percent of all public schools in California.

Enrollment and Demographics

364 students, grades 5–8

63% Latino
21% African American
11% Asian
5% Other

20% English Language Learners
16% Students with special needs
82% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals

To learn about KIPP SF Bay’s LCAP, click here.



1430 Scott Street, Third Floor
San Francisco, CA 94115-3510
Phone: (415) 440-4306
Fax: (415) 440-4308
Email: ksfba_info@kippbayarea.org


Applications for the 2015-16 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. Please be advised, spots for 6th-8th grade are limited, so make sure to apply by January 16, 2015 in order be eligible for our lottery. You can submit your online application here. The paper application can be downloaded in English or en Español.

Please note important dates below:

Application deadline – January 16, 2015
Public lottery – January 28, 2015
Families notified of results via mail – by February 9, 2015
Decision deadline – February 27, 2015

Contact: Ana Payes, Operations Manager
Phone: (415) 440-4306
Email: admissions@kippsfbay.org