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Caroline Gifford – View Bio


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 120 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.

Enrollment and Demographics

251 students , Grade 9 and 10 (growing to 9-12)

52% Latino
34% African American
9% Asian
5% Other

8% English Language Learners
10% Students with special needs
82% Students qualifying for free and reduced lunch


KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory
655 DeHaro Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Phone: (415) 643-6951
Fax: (415) 826-9182



We are currently enrolling Grades 9–11. Please submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

You are welcome to come shadow a student at the school from 8 a.m.–12 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015
  • Monday, June 1, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
  • Friday, June 5, 2015
  • Monday, June 8, 2015
  • Tuesday, June 9, 2015

If you have already accepted a spot at S.F. College Prep and have questions on registration, you can visit our informational office hours, on the following dates:

  • Wednesday, May 27th- 4–5 p.m., Room 102
  • Wednesday, May 27th- 6–7 p.m., Room 102

For all other inquiries, please contact:

Joel Portillo, Operations Manager
Phone: (415) 636-0751
Fax: (415) 826-9182

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