KIPP Public Schools Northern California

We believe all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity.

Our Mission

Together with families and communities, KIPP Public Schools Northern California creates joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and create a more just world. KIPP Bay Area

We know that we can’t succeed without an active and explicit commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment here.

Where We Are

KIPP Northern California has 18 schools in 7 cities educating elementary, middle, and high school students. Located in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Redwood City, San Francisco, San José, San Lorenzo, and now Stockton!

We are grateful to our community partners and the leaders in Stockton who invited us to partner with them to open a network of tuition free public schools open to all students. Our first school opened in 2021. Learn more about our KIPP Stockton Community.

Special Education

KIPP Northern California provides high quality services for educating students with disabilities to prepare them for a successful transition to a choice-filled adult life. We recognize the unique needs of each student and design individualized education programs that enable each student to fully participate in and benefit from their KIPP school community and the world at large.

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Mental Health & Wellness

KIPP Northern California aims to provide high-quality, client-centered, and culturally responsive mental health services designed to support students with varying levels of need. All students should have access to quality mental health services and as such, all services are free to students and provided regardless of insurance in order to reduce barriers to mental health care, meet students where they are at, and challenge mental health stigma.

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What Makes KIPP Different?

KIPP Public Schools Northern California’s free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunities in life. We believe every child can grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities. KIPP Bay Area

Sense of Belonging

KIPP provides a positive and supportive learning environment where students of all races, incomes, and abilities are known, respected, and empowered. KIPP uses social-emotional teaching practices that affirm the identity, background, and experience of every KIPP student.

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Academic Excellence

KIPP fosters a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. A KIPP education helps students develop the academic skills and character strengths needed to succeed in college and life.

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Family & Community Partnerships

KIPP partners with families and local organizations in their communities to support healthy development for children. KIPP joins other educational and community-based groups in advocating for issues that matter to their families, such as immigration rights.

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Teacher Support & Growth

KIPP recruits and retains a diverse group of teachers with high expectations who believe in KIPP’s mission and are committed to helping all students reach their full potential. KIPP equips teachers with opportunities for professional growth through individual coaching and specialized professional development. 

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College and Career Guidance

KIPP prepares students to identify their passion, purpose, and plan for how to thrive in college, shape the future, and positively impact the world. After high school, KIPP advisors help alumni navigate the academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college or pursuing a career.

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