KIPP Vida Preparatory Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory charter public elementary 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.

In Spanish, “vida” means life. KIPP Vida students will leave our school having a strong sense of self and knowing they are leaders with the agency to shape their life’s trajectory. The word “vida” balances the past and the future. Students will honor family, culture and life’s experiences to shape their identity and unlock their potential to grow, learn, and facilitate transformational change in their community.

School Core Values

  • Love
  • Integrity
  • Curiosity 
  • Ganas

School Leader

Amanda Tran

School Leader

"KIPP Vida is committed to creating a safe and secure environment for kids. Our school is accepting of everyone’s needs, cultures, and backgrounds.”

School Awards

California Distinguished Schools Award

2019 & 2020 Innovate Top LA County Public School

KIPP Vida KIPPsters!

Virtual Tour: KIPP Vida Prep Campus



School Address

4410 S. Budlong Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90037

Main Office

T. 323.406.8007
F. 323.406.8008