KIPP Philadelphia
Octavius Catto Elementary

4601 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19139

School Leader: Dr. Amanda Hill-Hennie

K-3 Grades Served

2022 Year Founded

200 Students Enrolled



At KIPP Philadelphia Catto Elementary, our students are our future, and we work tirelessly so that their future is bright and vibrant.



We fight for change!


We try our best!


We are proud of who we are!


We laugh and smile!


We work together


At KIPP Catto, learning is both fun and engaging. We play games with our students to teach them teamwork, critical thinking and just to have fun. We make time for play, both structured and unstructured. Sounds of expression like songs, music, art, laughter, and voices fill our hallways. While learning is both fun and engaging, it is also challenging. Our teachers spend time planning, internalizing, practicing, and examining data so that they walk into class each day intensely prepared to teach students. We teach reading, writing, and math but place equal emphasis on teaching students about the world and about themselves. Our literacy program includes a focus on phonics in early grades, comprehension skills, and time to read independently. In math we use a research-based curriculum that teaches students conceptually. Our schedule also includes time for science, social studies, writing, movement and arts.

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Family Resources


School Calendar | Download PDF

KIPP Philadelphia Schools Common Family/Student Handbook – SY 2022-23 | View Here

School Breakfast and Lunch Menu | View Menu

Water Testing Results | Download PDF

Parent and Family Engagement Spending | Download PDF