To create a respected,
influential, and national network of public schools that are successful in
helping students from educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge,
skills, character and habits needed to succeed in college and the competitive
day, all public schools will help children develop the knowledge, skills,
character, and habits necessary to achieve their dreams while making the world
a better place.
At KIPP, teachers, students, and families are all united around
the same goal—college graduation. Through our collective hard work and
commitment, KIPP students complete college at a rate that is above the national
average for all students and four times higher than students of similar
economic backgrounds. Our success is driven by:
- High Expectations: Clearly defined and measurable
high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and
reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is
different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and
- Strength of Character: Success in life depends on more
than academic learning. We help students foster character strengths that are
essential for their own success. And we empower them to express their voice
with power and to improve the world around them.
- Highly-Skilled Teachers and
schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our school teams
and invest in leadership and training rather than in bureaucracy.
- Safe & Structured
and emotional safety is needed for students to take risks and learn from their
successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and
nurturing environment with minimal distractions so our students love school and
maximize their learning.
- KIPP Through College:Our counselors and advisors
support students as they prepare for and select the right college for their
needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate the
social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in
As we look to the future, we have never been more optimistic. We
recognize there is more work to be done, but our progress to date has clearly
demonstrated what is possible. Today we stand in partnership with other organizations
committed to educational excellence and equity— working together so that all
children have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and character
strengths necessary to lead choice-filled lives.