20 Years of Joyful Excellence

KIPP SoCal Public Schools is a nonprofit organization that operates 23 tuition-free, open-enrollment charter public schools, within 20 Local Education Agencies (LEA), educating more than 10,000 students and supporting 6,800 alumni to and through college and beyond.

Our award winning schools are part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network, dedicated to meeting the needs of all learners and providing the social, emotional and academic support for success in high school, college, and life.

We Educate

10,000+ students

We Support

6,800+ alumni

We Operate

23 Public schools

KIPP SoCal: Joyful Excellence

Together with families and communities

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 create a more just world.

Our Vision

We believe in a world where every child can grow up free to create the future they want for themselves and their community.

What Sets Us Apart

Highly Effective Teachers & Leaders: We believe in the power of great teachers and school leaders. We learn from each other and with each other. We empower our school teams and invest in leadership development and training.

Safe, Structured & Nurturing Environments: We provide a safe, structured, joyful and nurturing learning environment. We build meaningful relationships built on love, empathy, compassion and respect, fostering a love of learning, a willingness to take risks and reap rewards.

Focus on Character & Identity Affirmation: Success in life depends on both academics and learning. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success, empowering students to express their voice with confidence and to improve the world around them.

Rigorous Academics & High Expectations: Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct 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 interests.

KIPP Forward: Formerly 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 college.