KIPP Scholar 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.

KIPP Scholar Academy aims for every student to learn to read music at a level that would enable them to play proficiently. Every student receives daily instruction in music in addition to core subjects, because we believe music education increases creativity and critical-thinking skills. Each grade level adds musical complexity and sophistication, allowing students to focus on a specific instrument and create their own music.

School Core Values

  • Love
  • Integrity 
  • Scholarship
  • Grit

School Leader

Tiffany Moore

Founding School Leader

"KIPP Scholar Academy is rooted in the belief that our students are the composers of our future. They collectively possess the power to envision, orchestrate, and lead the world they wish to inhabit.”

School Awards

California Distinguished Schools Award

2019 & 2020 Innovate Top LA County Public School

Grades 5 & 7

School Address 

1729 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Main Office

T. 323.292.2272
F. 323.292.2555

Grades 6 & 8

School Address 

1722 W. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90062

Main Office

T. 323.292.2272
F. 323.292.2555