KIPP Public Schools Northern California
We believe all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity.
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 17 schools in 7 cities educating elementary, middle, and high school students. Located in East Palo Alto, Oakland, Redwood City, San Francisco, San Jose, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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