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About KIPP Iluminar Academy

KIPP Iluminar Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory public charter elementary school and is part of the national KIPP network of 224 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC.

Our Name

In Spanish, "iluminar" means more than to simply illuminate; it means to enlighten, put in the spotlight, light up, shine, and glow. It is a powerful word that captures the brilliance of light. It illustrates how brightness can be sparked within us when we are in a supportive and nurturing environment. It also represents the inspiration people feel when they discover their passions because in such moments their entire beings fill with light and the spark shines through their persona. This is why we are called KIPP Iluminar Academy, because we are a school where students discover their passions and a place where learning is nothing less than an exuberant experience.

What We Believe

At KIPP Iluminar Academy, we believe that the complexities of our world will require our children to brighten our future with critical thought and imagination. Through rigorous teaching and learning, collaborative character development, and arts-based learning, our students will become innovative individuals who seek knowledge and take risks for the good of the community.

Main Office

KIPP Iluminar Academy

4800 E. Cesar Chavez
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Please use the Main Entrance located on the corner of E. Cesar Chavez and Mednik Ave. 

(P) 323-800-5218
(F) 323-800-5219