In the fall of 2013, KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory welcomed its founding class of ninth grade students. Join us as San Francisco's first KIPP high school prepares ALL students for success in college and in life.

KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory

2013-14 School Profile for KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory

Opened August 2013

To indicate interest in enrolling your child in the ninth grade for 2014-2015, click here.


At KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory, we believe that education is the key that will allow all of our students to realize their fullest potential. Through a rigorous academic program, we will prepare students for success in college and beyond, as well as empower our students to be informed citizens who participate actively in their local and global communities.


The mission of KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory is to prepare all students with the academic skills, knowledge, and strength of character to succeed in college and in the competitive world beyond. Through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, analytical writing, and public speaking, students will be empowered to take ownership of their own education and achieve success not only as students, but also as active citizens engaged in their communities.


KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory is a free, open-enrollment, public charter school open to all students in San Francisco. The new high school opened in the Fall of 2013 with 130 ninth grade students. Each year, the school will add a grade level until it becomes a ninth-through-twelfth grade high school in 2016. In 2017, members of the founding class will graduate and enroll in college.


Excellence | Community | Grit | Joy

School Leader

Caroline Gifford | Bio


KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory is now accepting applications for the 2014-2015 school year. To enroll, complete the application and return to Caroline Gifford, Founding School Leader.

Application (In English): Download here.
Application (En Español): Download here.

November 21, 2013: Application due to school
December 6, 2013: Public lottery

School Accountability Report Card

Reported for School Year 2012-13, published during 2013-14. Click here to view in English. Click here to view in Spanish. Haga clic aquí para ver el informe. Cambia el idioma en el menú desplegable.


Main office: 415-643-6951

Caroline Gifford
KIPP San Francisco College Prep
655 DeHaro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107