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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.


Submit an application now for the 2023-24 school year, and set your child up for success!

Thank you for your interest in KIPP NYC schools!

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Learn More About Enrolling at KIPP NYC

Thank you for your interest in KIPP NYC schools!

Founded in 1995, KIPP NYC operates 18 schools throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, and supports alumni through its signature KIPP Forward program as part of the national network of KIPP Public Schools. Home to over 7,300, K-12 students, KIPP NYC offers engaging and challenging academics, world-class co-curriculars and arts, competitive sports, and social emotional support at every level. KIPPNYC commits to supporting all students through high school, college, and beyond!

The application process for our annual lottery is your first step to becoming a KIPPster and is required for all incoming families. The process is simple and takes only 5 minutes to complete!

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How can I submit my application?

The application process for our annual lottery is your first step to becoming a KIPPster and is required for all incoming families.

The process is simple and takes only 5 minutes to complete!

Additionally, we have already held the lottery for the 2022-23 school year, but our application window is still open. You may still apply and you will be added to the waitlist. We will contact families in the order in which we receive their applications.

Applications can be submitted:

If you have questions about the application or need assistance, please call 929-822-4430 or email [email protected].  If you have technical difficulties, you can also contact SchoolMint Customer Care by emailing [email protected].

To be considered for the 2023-24 lottery, applications must be submitted by April 5th, 2023. Applications submitted after the deadline will be placed on the waitlist, and can be submitted up to October 30th, 2023. We process waitlist applications several times throughout the Spring, Summer, and Fall, depending on when additional seats become available.

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To be eligible for the 2023-24 school year:

  • You must be a resident of New York State
  • To apply for Kindergarten, your child must be 5 years old by December 31st, 2023
  • No action is needed after the successful submission of an application

The Lottery process is completely random and will be livestreamed for the public on April 7th, 2023. Check back here in March for the open Zoom link!

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Lottery Preferences

The lottery is completely random, however, preferences are given to:

  • Siblings of current or newly accepted students
  • Children of KIPPNYC Employees
  • Applicants who live in the CSD (Community School District) of the school to which they are applying
  • Weighted preference is given to ELL students at specific schools. Please reach out to us with questions regarding this preference.

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Notification and Waitlist Process


KIPP:NYC Public Lottery Information:

  1. Lottery held on Friday, April 7th beginning at 10:30am
  2. Link to join virtually
  3. Join in person at 1501 Broadway, 10th Floor, NY, New York
  4. Decisions will be communicated by 5pm on Monday, April 10th
  5. Offers will be sent via an email and text message from our lottery management system, SchoolMint
  6. Families who are offered a seat can also expect to be contacted via phone call from the school to which they have been accepted
  7. Any families who do not receive an offer in the lottery will be placed on the waitlist and will receive a SchoolMint message with that information on April 10th.

Regardless of when you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email from SchoolMint.net when your application has been submitted successfully. If you do not receive an email confirming your submission, please reach out to [email protected] so we can assist you.

Applicants awarded a seat through the lottery process will be notified by the school to which they have been accepted. You must accept your seat via phone or on your SchoolMint profile to confirm your seat. If we are unable to reach you, you may lose your seat and be placed on the waitlist.

After you have accepted your seat, you will be asked to complete the registration process online via your Schoolmint profile. Our Operations teams and Enrollment experts will help you through the process and make sure you have all the information you need to set your new KIPPster up for success on Day 1! We are always available to assist you with any questions or issues you may experience.

If you are not accepted during the lottery, you will be automatically placed on the waiting list for an available seat. Families on the waiting list will be notified of available seats in order, depending on open seats across our schools. If you are placed on the waiting list and would like to know your status at any time, please log into your SchoolMint account at https://kippnyc.SchoolMint.net/.

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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.


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 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 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.


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!


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

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!


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

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

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.