KIPP LA Schools is a non-profit organization that operates free,
open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. Our schools, which
serve elementary and middle school students in East and South Los Angeles, are
part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 162 schools
in 20 states and DC. KIPP schools are dedicated to preparing students in
underserved communities for success in college and in life.
KIPP LA’s mission is to teach the academic skills, foster the
intellectual habits, and cultivate the character traits needed for our students
to thrive in high school, college, and life. Through the success of our
students, the KIPP LA team and family will serve as a model of excellence and
collaborate with others to raise the quality of education in Los Angeles.
KIPP LA’s schools feature a strong culture of achievement. Our
curricula are designed to provide students a well-rounded education, with
sufficient time dedicated to academics, the arts, enrichment, and physical
education. KIPP LA’s educators are committed to continually improving their
teaching skills, and to giving students the support and motivation they need to
excel in school and beyond.
KIPP LA operates eleven schools – five elementary and six middle – and
serves approximately 4,000 students. KIPP LA is currently expanding; over the
next five years, we will more than double the number of students we serve and will
grow to 20 schools in our region by 2020.