Mission & Vision
KIPP is committed to developing confident leaders who will use their education and life experiences to create positive change in their own lives, within their communities, and across our global society. We are proposing the creation of a new elementary school serving grades TK – 4 in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood of San Francisco. At KIPP Bayview Elementary School, we will prepare our students to succeed in middle school, high school, college and beyond by developing in them the knowledge, skills, and character essential to thrive academically, shape their futures, and positively impact the world.
KIPP has experience and success working with educationally-underserved students and launching successful elementary schools that create a strong foundation for each child’s future. The school will partner with teachers, parents, community members, and the San Francisco Unified School District to accomplish its mission. The KIPP Bayview Elementary School is committed to broad community outreach to ensure that all potential families are aware of the option and know they are welcome and will be supported at the KIPP Bayview Elementary School.
Students who attend elementary school with KIPP will also have access to KIPP Bayview Academy (grades 5-8 and KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory (grades 9-12) as part of their journey to and through College. KIPP is proud to have been part of the Bayview community since 2003, and this school will enable us to work with students beginning even earlier to build a strong foundation for a lifelong love of learning.
There are currently 12 KIPP schools in the Bay Area. In these schools, over 5,200 students are being prepared for success in college and the competitive world beyond. These tuition-free, college-preparatory schools are located in the educationally underserved neighborhoods of Oakland, San Francisco, San Lorenzo, San Jose, Redwood City, and East Palo Alto.[/fullwidth]
What is KIPP?
KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing our students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.
At KIPP, teachers, students, and families are all united around the same goal—college graduation. Through our collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national average for all students and four times higher than students of similar economic backgrounds.
Today, there are nearly 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students on their path to and through college.
What Makes KIPP Different
We believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our success is driven by:
Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.
Strength of Character
Success in life depends on more than academic learning. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success. And we empower them to express their voice and improve the world around them.
Highly-Skilled Teachers and Leaders
Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our school teams and invest in leadership and training rather than in bureaucracy.
Safe & Structured Environments
Physical and emotional safety is needed for students to take risks and learn from their successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions so our students love school and maximize their learning.
KIPP Through College
Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college for their needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate the social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college.
Who is the KIPP Community in the Bayview?
KIPP Bayview Academy
48% African American
12% Asian & Pacific Islander
13% Students with Special Needs
13% English Language Learners (2015-16 KIPP Data)
80% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals
KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory
35% African American
4% Asian & Pacific Islander
10% Students with Special Needs
12% English Language Learners (2015-16 KIPP Data)
81% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals
Building strong links within the Bayview-Hunters Point community is critically important to the KIPP Bayview Elementary School’s success. The KIPP Bayview Elementary School hopes to maintain strong community relationships with Bayview-Hunters Point and the greater San Francisco community. We look forward to partnering with you to help students obtain their academic goals and ultimately gain access into college and successful choice-filled lives.
Want to learn more about our school?
1) Come to a School Event!
Meet the school leadership and hear about school plans. Arrive early to mingle and chat with our team.*Childcare and food will be provided*
Stay up to date on community meetings and events.
Shawntee Reed, Founding Operations Manager
shawntee.reed [at] kippbayarea.org
To review the Executive Summary for KIPP Bayview Elementary, click here.
To review the 2018-2019 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), click here.
The enrollment lottery for KIPP Bayview Elementary already took place. But we are still enrolling for the 2018-19 school year!
Please submit an application online through SchoolMint and our Operations Manager Shawntee Reed will promptly contact you about your application status.
Families will receive notification of their student’s accepted or waitlisted status and orientation date by mail within a week after the application date.
Parent and Family Resources
18-19 KIPP Bayview Elementary Bell Schedule
18-19 KIPP Bayview Elementary School Safety Plan
School Site Council: KIPP Bayview Elementary is excited to form the school site council in the inaugural year. The first site council meeting is taking place at the school on September 18th. The agenda will be posted 72 hours in advance of the meeting.
English Language Advisory Committee: KIPP Bayview Elementary is excited to form the ELAC in the inaugural year. The first ELAC meeting will be announced soon. If you are interested in being part of this committee, please reach out to the school.
Free and Reduced Lunch Forms:
The National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federally assisted meal program that provides nutritionally balanced, low-cost, or free lunches to children each school day. Parents/guardians of all KIPP students are encouraged to apply. Not only could your child qualify for reduced price or free meals, but his/her school could receive much needed Title I funding as a result.
Please visit the school office to receive a copy of the form which can be completed at any time in the school year. We do encourage all families to apply as soon as possible.