KIPP Beyond Middle School - KIPP NYC

KIPP Beyond Middle School

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Joseph Negron


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533 W 121st St
New York, NY, 10027

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KIPP Beyond Middle School

At KIPP Beyond Middle School, we believe that we are better together. In our increasingly diverse, but deeply divided city and country, we believe that there are no better people than our city’s children to lead the way, and no better place to bring together children of different backgrounds than in school. A rigorous body of research has demonstrated the significant benefits to all students educated in racially and socioeconomically integrated settings, including higher academic achievement and higher academic growth; more critical and flexible thinking by being exposed to different perspectives; greater likelihood to enroll in college, report higher earnings, and demonstrate better long-term health outcomes; and increased empathy and reduced racial bias. KIPP Beyond incorporates engaging, rigorous, and relevant academics; a robust enrichment program; consistent physical conditioning; a focus on identity, relationships, and belonging; and regular practice of meditation – all informed by the research base on adolescent development.

A Day in the Life

Our academic programming is based on over 25 years of proven results in KIPP NYC middle schools. The Science curriculum is hands-on and inquiry-based, empowering students to analyze and approach problems like scientists and engineers. In ELA, students read, analyze, and write based on high-quality diverse texts. Small group reading is at each student’s instructional reading level. We offer a rigorous, college preparatory math curriculum, including Algebra I Regents in 8th grade. Civics is a combination of history, social studies, and civic action where students grapple with major topics in US History and current events through discourse, writing, and debate. KIPP Beyond offers differentiated instruction in the least restrictive environment by certified learning specialists, including ICT, SETSS and all available mandated services as indicated on a student’s IEP.

Extracurricular Programs

Our “Beyond Block” occurs 4 times per week during the school day and includes theater, digital media arts, visual arts and various athletic offerings. Students have the option of participating in our after school program “Beyond Care,” which includes activities such as debate, maker space, drumming, chess, robotics, sailing and homework help. We also have co-ed flag football, basketball, and volleyball teams.

Social Emotional Learning

Students have dedicated time to engage in powerful individual, relationship-, and community-building experiences, which emphasize self-reflection, identity development, and character growth. Each week, there is a Community Meeting where kids gather to celebrate and participate in friendly competition. In addition, each week, students have an opportunity to engage in a “Founder’s Block,” where they participate in an activity that allows them to build community within and around the school, such as Student Government, Girl Scouts, and Podcasting.

Testimonials from Our School Communities

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.


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!


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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.