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 270 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

"We commit to the promise that we all - our students, our families, and our community has made - to remain rooted in our collective wisdom, in pursuit of choice-filled lives and liberation"

Celebrating 10 Years of Leading with Love

2021 School Address

1999 E. 102nd Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90002

Main Office

T. 323.584.6664
F. 323.584.6666