KIPP Philosophers Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public middle school in South Los Angeles and is part of the national KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network of 256 schools in 20 states and Washington, DC..

The mission of KIPP Philosophers Academy is to provide students with an excellent education rooted in the arts, humanities, and philosophy so they are able to develop their own success in high school, college, and beyond. The ultimate goal is to take their knowledge and put it into practice to impact their communities in a long-lasting and positive way.

School Core Values

  • Love
  • Curiosity
  • Integrity
  • Courage


School Leader

Libby Gronquist

School Leader (Interim)

"Our cohesive, collaborative, and celebratory team pushes us to hold each other accountable. Ultimately, through these goals, we can do best by our students.”

School Address

8300 S. Central Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90001

Main Office

T. 323.584.6664
F. 323.584.6666