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

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 experiences, our students will become innovative individuals who seek knowledge and take risks for the good of the community.

School Core Values

  • Love
  • Safety
  • 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 Awards

California Distinguished Schools Award

2019 & 2020 Innovate Top LA County Public School

US News & World Report Best Elementary School

2022 U.S. News & World Report Best Elementary School

School Address

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

Main Office

T. 323.800.5218
F. 323.800.5219