Our Schools

The mission of KIPP Philadelphia Preparatory Academy is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in top-quality high schools, college, and the competitive world beyond.


Our values are Care: to build our community, Ganas: driven to achieve our goals, Integrity: to do the right thing because it is right, and Resiliency: to overcome obstacles.


KIPP provides rigorous academics with a strong focus on a well-rounded education including character building and enrichment opportunities. With a longer school day (8AM – 4PM), students have an intervention block where they receive additional supports in reading and math. Beyond the academics, we a strong band program, exciting field lessons, end of year trips, and student clubs.

As the Pennsylvania Department of Education Academic standards drive the instruction that builds our students’ knowledge, our KIPP Values Standards are used to develop and hone our students’ character.

"The staff here puts their hearts into teaching and caring not only about the students but the families as well!!"

— Parent