Our mission is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so that they will succeed in college, giving them the freedom to shape their futures and positively affect their communities.
of our students qualify for free or reduced meals
students are on our waitlist this year
of our students are African-American or Hispanic
of our students receive special education services
of KIPP Philadelphia alumni matriculate to college
"KIPP extends beyond the classroom, learning, growing, and developing as a person is something you can experience everyday of your life."
— Christopher Johnson, Class of 2011
"Even though I wasn’t at KIPP anymore, my former 5th grade teacher Ms. Larson still cared about me. That is why I decided to be a teacher, I believe in KIPP."
— Jessica Dixon, Class of 2012/6th Grade Liberty Teaching Fellow at KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Academy
"I credit KIPP with helping create a solid foundation and bright future for my kids. Let the world know that we need KIPP everywhere. We even need a KIPP college!"
— Annette Strickland, parent of 5 KIPPsters
"My teacher has taught me for 2 years now, and I honestly don’t think I’d be where I am right now in my life without her. She is intelligent, empathic, humorous, and exceedingly passionate about her subject and her students. I would and do tell other people that she is the most unique teacher I have met."
— KyReem Reams, Class of 2018
"Our teacher always pushes us to the max, accepting nothing but our personal best. Great teachers like him make a difference. He has truly made a positive impact on us."
— Munirah Small, Student Class of 2021