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KIPP Bridge is a public school, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We are accepting applications for the 2019-2020 school year! 

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KIPP Bridge partners with to help you apply to our school by the application deadline on February 8, 2019. Please log in to Enroll Oakland Charter to submit an application. 

Make sure to select KIPP Bridge Academy from the list of schools. If you wish, you may also visit the school to apply in person. RSVP below to visit our school on one of our upcoming Open House dates. We look forward to hearing from you!

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About KIPP Bridge Academy

School Results Parent Resources

School Important Dates & Reminders:

KIPP Family Association (KFA) Parent Meetings: Last Mondays, 4:30PM – Upper School Art Room

Parent Principal Coffee Parent Meetings: First Fridays, 7:45AM – Upper School MPR

February Break: Monday February 18 – Friday February 22

Spring Break: Friday March 22 – Monday April 1

School Leaders

John Petersen, Rising School (TK-4) – View Bio

Salomé Portugal, Upper School (5th-8th) – View Bio


Founded in 2002, KIPP Bridge Academy is a K-8 public charter school located in West Oakland that is free and open to all students. With an extended school schedule, high expectations, and a focus on results, KIPP Bridge Academy students are proving the possible. KIPP Bridge Academy is a California Distinguished Charter School and is in the top ten percent of all public schools in the state.


The vision of KIPP Bridge Academy is to provide all students with an outstanding education that emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. This education, along with the promotion of excellent citizenship and the appreciation of diversity, will develop college-bound community leaders.


The mission of KIPP Bridge Academy is to develop the academic knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for students to achieve success in the finest high schools and colleges, and the competitive world beyond.

Enrollment and Demographics

565 students, grades TK–8 

57% African American
22% Latino
4% Asian
17% Other

20% English Language Learners (2015-16 KIPP Data)
9% Students with Special Needs
74% qualify for federal free and reduced-price meals

2018-2019 Team & Family Handbook:

Upper School Team & Family Handbook

School Calendars:

School Calendar – Rising TK-4

School Calendar – Upper 5th-8th


1700 Market Street
Oakland, CA 94607
Fax: (510) 874-6796

Bridge Rising Main Office: 
Phone – (510) 874-7255
Cierra Standford

Bridge Upper School Main Office: 
Phone – (510) 543-0078
Lauren Garner


To review the 2018-19 Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP), click here.

To review KIPP Bridge Academy’s most recent School Accountability Report Card (SARC), click here.

To review their Local Educational Agency Plan (LEA), click here.

Learn more about Title IX, click here.