About

We believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our mission is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to seize those opportunities. Great education transforms lives.

KIPP Philadelphia Schools is a part of the KIPP, or the Knowledge is Power Program, network open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. KIPP is a non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools serving elementary, middle, and high school students. We have a 20-year track record of preparing our students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and life.

Our schools are a part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Our charter schools are given more academic and budgetary flexibility than traditional public schools, and in exchange commit to deliver high-quality academic results for students.

There are nearly 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia serving nearly 70,000 students on their path to and through college. We believe that excellent academics, safe and structured schools, empowered teachers, an emphasis on character development and support through college are the foundation for student success, and we strive to provide this for every student. 

Every day, KIPP students across the nation are proving that zip code does not define destiny. Despite the fact that our students consistently enter our schools 2-3 grade levels behind, over 70% of our middle school and high school alumni attend college, more than double the rate for other Philadelphia students.

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