KIPP Elements Primary School is where personal discovery and academic excellence are fostered in partnership with families, students, and our community. We recognize, honor, and fuse our experiences into our education, to empower each other as innovative thinkers, powerful creators, and thoughtful community members. That’s how we launch our ideas into reality.
KIPP Elements starts with a greeting at the door. We make sure every student is welcomed into the school each day because we know that how your day begins sets the tone for learning. Once greeted in their classrooms, students kick off with mind and body work, focusing on mindfulness. From there, students engage in rigorous, hands-on academics, including, math, reading, science, design, performing arts, and even robotics! We believe in cultivating courageous curiosity through hands-on experiments and opportunities to discover and ask questions throughout the day.
Science is Elemental
In Science, students explore design thinking and bring their ideas to life. They learn about inventors and creators of color from different backgrounds. Students create solutions to problems that inventors and scientists have faced historically. We challenge students to develop scientific solutions to issues that students care about. We even have a robotics team that participates in competitions!
Strong Family Bonds
At our Coffee and Conversations and Learning Nights, families come together to share ideas and learn from each other. Families and teachers get together to discuss what students are learning, share best practices, and talk about how students will reach their goals. During our Family Read-Alouds and Writing Days, families come in to share their favorite books with the class and talk about their own families. Families are welcome to participate in publishing parties for students to show off their hard work. We also hold community events like a family feast, movie screenings, and more!
Testimonials from Our School Communities
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!
KIPP NYC Parent
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.