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About KIPP Promesa Prep

“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time.  We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.  We are the change we seek.”

Promesa means promise in Spanish.  As a school, we are promising students, families, and the community of Boyle Heights that a quality education from elementary on will provide a better future.  We are making the promise of nurturing students academically, socially, and behaviorally so that they become the leaders of tomorrow.  We are promising to send our students to and through college, and to be an enduring part of their lives. 

In order to best serve the community of Boyle Heights, we anchor all our actions in our school mission to teach the academic skills, foster the intellectual habits, and cultivate the character strengths needed for students to thrive in middle school, high school, college, and life.  Our vision is the driving force behind everything that we do.  We believe that when we provide an excellent education, we are empowering students to transform and enrich their communities.  Students engage in a rigorous academic program focused on literacy, develop self-confidence through character development, and grow up feeling proud and connected to their community.  Students will leave Promesa as proud and driven leaders who take risks, persevere, and positively impact their community and society.

We operate under our four guiding values of love, grit, integrity and reflection.  We teach our values and live by them.  These help us create the loving, warm, and safe school culture we want for our students, our team, and our families. 

Phone Numbers
Dacotah Site
(p) 323.486.6400
(f) 323.486.6401
K & 1st Grades

Dozier Site
(p) 323.486.6400
(f) 323.486.6401
2nd & 3rd Grades

Office Hours
Mon: 7:30-2 pm
Tue-Fri: 7:30-4:30 pm