Our Mission

Together, A Future Without Limits

Our Mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

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Whole Student Approach

Whole Student Approach

Along with engaging and challenging academics, we offer world-class co-curriculars and arts courses in an emotionally nurturing and physically safe environment where we foster positive relationships within our school communities.

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College & Career Preparation

College + Career Preparation

Starting in kindergarten, we make a 20-year commitment to support our students in choosing and preparing for the educational and career paths that fit their goals and sense of purpose.

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STEM Investment

STEM Investment

Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) readies KIPP NYC students for the future of higher education and successful careers in in-demand fields, as well as equipping them to be informed, responsible stewards of our world.

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Health & Wellness

Health + Wellness

In addition to healthy minds, we also provide our students with nutritious meals and mental health services, and we follow protocols that have been effective at ensuring a safe in-person school experience.

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Leading with Equity

Leading with Equity

We examine our identities as members of the KIPP NYC community, understanding the students we educate, partnering with families to provide them a voice in our schools, scrutinizing our policies and procedures, and holding meaningful conversations about race, power, and privilege.

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The Kipp NYC Approach

Our Vision: Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.


KIPP NYC Schools

Founded in 1995, KIPP NYC operates 18 schools in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, and supports alumni through its signature KIPP Forward program, as part of the national network of KIPP Public Schools.

Bronx Schools

Brooklyn Schools

Manhattan Schools


Teach in a place where you’ll never stop learning.

KIPP NYC teachers partner with families and communities to create nurturing, rigorous, and joyful schools in pursuit of a more just world. Our teachers are committed to our mission to prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose.

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Hear directly from KIPP NYC students, alumni, families, and staff about the incredible ways they are making a difference in their schools and communities.

Jonathan Rodriguez: Celebrating Heritage at KIPP NYC

Meet Jon Rodriguez, proud Puerto Rican and Senior Associate of Student Recruitment and Enrollment at KIPP NYC. His story is a vibrant celebration of culture,...

Principal Amanda Martinez: Leading with Latinx Pride and Passion

Meet Principal Amanda Martinez! Her leadership at KIPP Freedom Middle School is driven by a deep connection to her Latinx heritage and a commitment to...

Testimonials from the KIPP NYC Community

I’m in a program where I'm learning to harness my skills and just be better at what I do. My end goal is to go back to culinary school, but for now this is a great first step.

KIPP NYC Alumnus and High School Culinary Team

I can’t emphasize enough how influential KIPP’s support has been throughout my journey. I’ve made sure to take advantage of every opportunity that has been presented to me.

KIPP NYC Alumnus

I was born and raised in the Bronx just like our students! KIPP staff are connected to our families and community on a personal level. We are committed to maintaining an equitable, predictable, and joyous environment for our community.


I chose KIPP because of their devotion to help students succeed and achieve the impossible. My kids have improved academically and socially to a level I never imagined. I truly love KIPP – one of the best choices I’ve made.


KIPP teaches values to my children. It is not just their school but their home. They are able to be themselves here. It was a no-brainer for me to choose KIPP for my family.


I work at KIPP because I have experienced a feeling of an extended family from everyone. The support I receive is nothing like I have experienced before. I am truly appreciative of the opportunity I have here at KIPP.

KIPP NYC Teacher

We didn’t choose KIPP… KIPP chose us. We are proud to be KIPPsters, and to work with great teachers and staff. To be part of KIPP is an honor.


KIPP has a great College and Career team. They get to know you. You get to have that connection with them. They are offering you things that you are interested in and building that interaction.


KIPP is the reason my brother and I are who we are through their personal support, care, knowledge, and overall commitment. They made sure I continued to grow from 2008 all the way through college.

KIPP NYC Alumnus

I operate from a place of love. Children are with us K-16 and beyond so the partnership between families, teachers, and students are aligned around a mission for students to achieve maximum success.

KIPP NYC Social Worker

What I love about teaching at KIPP is working with a staff where everyone is on the same page. Everyone has the same mentality and work ethic and motivation and the same vision — work hard for our kids!

KIPP NYC Teacher

At KIPP, we believe that a quality education expands the mind, leans on the heart, and moves the body. Our students will be critical thinkers and the empathetic leaders of tomorrow.

KIPP NYC Principal

I chose KIPP for their dedication to educating my daughter. I am a firm believer in leading by example, and the faculty and staff at KIPP continue to provide that to her, and she counts down the days to returning to school from vacation!


My advisors gave me the opportunity to identify my goals. I learned how to prepare for college and succeed. Before I knew it, I was opening my University of Pennsylvania acceptance letter in the mail.

KIPP NYC Alumnus

We have a very robust after school program at our middle schools. I coach and organize the KIPP Cup, a girls and boys basketball tournament against other east coast KIPP regions. I love it because after school and athletics present more opportunities to work with students.

KIPP NYC Teacher

I enjoy every second I am able to stand in front of each and every one of my students and share my love of learning with them. Collaborating and working with teachers in the school brings me lots of joy!


I’m building a school where everyone comes together in the service of young people. Our school will uplift students to become the pillars and leaders of their community—continuing the work with, and for, future generations.

KIPP NYC Principal

Every single day I’m learning something different. Supporting all students is something that I hold near and dear to my heart. It’s a lot of fun; it’s really nice to be back.

KIPP NYC Alumna and Teacher

My four beautiful daughters have attended KIPP since kindergarten. The school does a great job of maintaining a loving, caring, and goal-oriented environment. KIPP exemplifies family and academics, and I am honored to have my girls grow and learn here.


What makes me happy is that she’s being nurtured here – the same way that my family would nurture her. KIPP knows what works and they are continuously evolving. Choose KIPP – you won’t regret it!


Who doesn’t love math? As a founding teacher, I wanted to continue to impact a community that looks like me, teach a subject, math, that I love, and do this work alongside a team that has shared beliefs and values as I do.

KIPP NYC Principal in Residence

We don’t think of SEL as a need only for students. It is a collective experience for students, families, teachers and staff, especially during a time where it has been challenging to be a helper emotionally

KIPP NYC Social Worker

We’re fortunate to be a part of such an amazing institution. KIPP is an extension of the love, hope, faith, and optimism I have for the future of my children. KIPP empowers and supports my children allowing them to graduate “whole” young adults.


We are committed to ensuring not only student success, but also to helping students create their own vision of success. At KIPP, we are shaping future thinkers, advocates, and trailblazers.

KIPP NYC Teacher

They welcome and involve you as a parent at KIPP. The love that is here for learning and the love they have for people from different cultures and education levels — there’s no better place to be than KIPP.


Take advantage of every opportunity. KIPP has amazing programs that are aimed to help students succeed. One of the reasons why I’m here today is because of all of these opportunities and I’m so grateful for that.


I see so much effort in the way KIPP encourages the kids to be better and be independent. The love and dedication given every day is immeasurable. It’s more than a teacher-student relationship; It feels more like family. They really care about the success of my kids.


We are now accepting applications for all grades for the 2024-25 school year!


2,780 Alumni Supported*

*represents our support of KIPP NYC Middle School Alumni that attend high schools other than KIPP NYC College Prep and KIPP NYC 8th grade completers that have graduated KIPP NYC College Prep or other high schools within the past six years.