KIPP Iluminar Academy provides a tuition-free, high quality, award-winning public school education, serving grades TK-4 in East Los Angeles. For the past 10 years, KIA has established a strong reputation for its academic excellence and vibrant school community. KIA has gained recognition as a Top-Performing LA County Public School, and most recently was awarded one of the Best Elementary Schools in California by US News and World Report.

KIA fosters a transformative educational environment where our students engage in  rigorous academic instruction, collaborative character development and arts-based learning experiences. Our aim is to cultivate innovative individuals who actively pursue knowledge and agency to positively impact the world around them.

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School Core Values

  • Love
  • Ganas
  • Courage
  • Community

School Leader

Tania Hernandez

School Leader

"We work hard here at Iluminar. There is a lot of love and joy for our students, families, each other, and our work. What’s important to us is to develop character, love, and to grow.”

School Address

4800 E. Cesar Chavez Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90022

Main Office

T. 323.800.5218
F. 323.800.5219