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. 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 Bayview Elementary School is committed to broad community outreach to ensure that all families know they are welcome and will be supported. Students who attend elementary school at 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!
Allie Welch has been working as an educator in the Bay Area for the past 8 years. Allie attended Stanford University and
graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy and a secondary major in Economics. Her involvement during college with Breakthrough Collaborative San Jose solidified her commitment to working with students and ensuring that every student has access to an excellent education. Allie taught and led in Richmond, California. She was a Teach for America Bay Area corps member, teaching at a traditional public elementary school in Richmond. After teaching 2nd grade for two years at Nystrom Elementary, she started teaching at Richmond College Prep, a public K-6 charter school on the same city block.
She believes in the importance of a connected and inclusive school community for all students, families, and staff. A community in which students receive rigorous instruction around academics and socialemotional learning every day and are valued for who they are, and the strengths that they bring.
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.
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.
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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.
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 enrolling for the 2019-20 school year!
Please submit an application online through SchoolMint and our Operations Manager Mylinh Gee 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
School Site Council: KIPP Bayview Elementary is excited to form the school site council in the inaugural year. Agendas will be posted 72 hours in advance of the meetings.
Site Council Meeting 3
Site Council Meeting 4
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.
To review KIPP Elementary’s current School Accountability Report Card (SARC), click here.
KIPP Board meeting agendas are posted online and publicly at the school with 72 hours notice. Board meetings are open and accessible to the KIPP Bayview community.
KIPP in the Bayview Community
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