Our Schools

The mission of KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School 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.

Values

Our values include: Unity, Grit, Social Intelligence, Zest, Achievement, Integrity, Leadership, Innovation, Optimism, and Gratitude.

Academics

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 orchestra program, exciting field lessons, end of year trips, and student clubs.

"Mrs. Macturk is a caring person. She is one of the best teachers I ever had. She is tough on us, but we knew that it’s because she loves us. She works hard to bring up students academically and she always listens to students offers solutions. She never lets a student give up. Thank you Mrs. Macturk!"

— Aissata Kone, Class of 2023

"When Mrs. Santiago teaches I feel academically, socially, and behaviorally prepared for the world. Mrs. Santiago makes sure everyone comprehends the Spanish lesson. When she is teaching, I get this overwhelming feeling of preparedness for the world, and I love it! Thank you Mrs. Santiago for preparing me for what’s ahead of me. "

— Simir Hampton, Class of 2023

"IPP West is a great school. I love that the children are able to learn more in a different school setting. Also, the teachers are wonderful and they make sure that the students are being helped in every way possible."

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"The schools focus is for future success and our children are our future."

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"I really love the close knit relationship my son has with the students and staff at the school."

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"It's by far the best school my children have ever been in. I love it."

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"The staff and teachers are very approachable. They treat each student as though they are the most important person ever. The communication is excellent."

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"I believe that KIPP is an excellent school. The curriculum is awesome. The teachers seem to all have one major goal for the children, which is for them to succeed"

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"The school has a great curriculum and the way the students lessons are prepared makes it fun and gives them a different perspective on school. The classrooms are smaller so there is more one on one attention to the child and it helps to focus on their strengths and weaknesses."

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"I would recommend KIPP West Prep, because I appreciate the way they challenge the children, the way the bar is set high for achievement and also the way they stay current on real life events."

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"The structure and environment that kipp provides is the best. As a parent you feel that the staff wants each and every child to succeed. The best interest of the family is always a priority."

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"KIPP has been a blessing to our family. The teachers are caring, supportive, and push the students to reach their potential. I also like how structured KIPP is and that they teach the children core values."

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"I just love KIPP!! I love the staff and the lessons. You can really tell that there is a love for learning."

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"KIPP West s a great school overall. The teachers and staff are extremely friendly and caring. The lessons are very age appropriate and if a child exceeding the lesson they don't hold them back."

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

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