KIPP Adelante Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free, college preparatory charter public middle school in San Diego and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 270 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.

In Spanish, “adelante” means “to progress” and it is the principle upon which our school is founded. At KIPP Adelante, we believe that all students are capable of getting ahead, achieving at high levels, and attaining a college education. We commit to the promise we, our families, and our community make: students will “seguir adelante” (continue to progress) in pursuit of their dreams and a choice-filled life.  

KIPP Adelante in Southeast San Diego

School Core Values

  • Ganas
  • Reflection
  • Advocacy
  • Excellence
  • Love

School Leader

Roxanne Cowperthwaite

School Leader

"At KIPP Adelante, we are going to rewrite what is possible in public education for children in San Diego.”

School Awards

California Distinguished Schools Award

2006 California Distinguished Schools Award

San Diego Community Stories

School Address

426 Euclid Ave.
San Diego, CA 92114

Main Office

T. 619.233.3242
F. 619.233.3212