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.
23 Public schools
KIPP SoCal: Joyful Excellence
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.
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.
KIPP students are learning to change the world by thinking critically, leveraging their unique identities, and engaging in civic empowerment. We must continue to spread this education, not only for our students but for the positive impact they will have on their community and world.