KIPP in San José

We support our students every step of the journey.

KIPP partners closely with families and teachers to educate thousands of students in San José. Our college-prep, public schools focus on classrooms that are inclusive where all students are known and supported, respected for their unique strengths, and encouraged to be excellent learners and leaders.

Join our KIPP San José community.

Applications for the 2024-25 academic year open in September.



KIPP middle schools are tuition-free public schools. We are a community of joyful, academically excellent schools, with you every step of the journey to college and beyond. Choose from any of our three excellent middle schools in San José!

1250 South King Road
Our mission is to deepen the knowledge, skills, character, and intellectual habits our middle school students need to excel in college and to make positive change every single day. Click here to apply.
 KIPP Prize Preparatory
1250 South King Road
Our mission is to combine academics with an emphasis on personalized learning, character, and diverse cultural experiences to enable our students to access opportunities in the Silicon Valley and beyond. Click here to apply.
 KIPP Heritage Academy
423 Los Arboles Street
Our mission is to develop in our students the knowledge, skills and character essential to thrive in college while maintaining their identities and connections to the community. Click here to apply.

KIPP high schools focus on the whole child—strong academics and strong character. KIPP prepares students to lead choice-filled lives and be active citizens in their community.

KIPP San José Collegiate
1790 Educational Park Drive

Our mission is to prepare students academically to use their education and life experiences to make positive change in their own lives, within the East San José community, and among our whole global society. Click here to apply.

KIPP Navigate College Prep
1750 S. White Road

Our mission is to connect students’ purpose, talents, and passions to their learning experiences. We are empowered agents of change and courageously lean into new challenges to positively impact the world around us. Click here to apply.

100% of our high school graduates have completed their A-G requirements (making them UC and CSU eligible.)

KIPP Bay Area alumni are over three times as likely to graduate from college as their peers

Jessica Allen, Parent, KIPP Bayview
Jessica Allen, Parent, KIPP Bayview
I love seeing that KIPP is college preparatory, and I love seeing that there are people of color teaching people of color.
Trang Nguyen, KIPP San Jose Collegiate parent
Trang Nguyen, KIPP San Jose Collegiate parent
Luke has come a long way with the wonderful support of his teachers at KIPP. With the inclusion provided by the STP program, Luke has become a lot more social and independent.
Michelle Verrochi, School Leader at KIPP Navigate
Michelle Verrochi, School Leader at KIPP Navigate
KIPP students are building confidence and social & emotional learning. I love that our students have authentic connections with each other, the staff, and they take that out to their families and communities.
Alina Arroyo, Parent, KIPP Valiant
Alina Arroyo, Parent, KIPP Valiant
You’ve never met two little ones so excited to wake up to go to school! KIPP made that happen for my kids. As a parent that is so important!
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