KIPP DC KEY Academy
Number of Students: 330
KIPP DC KEY Academy (Knowledge Empowers You) provides an innovative and academically-rigorous college preparatory program to over 300 fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade students in Southeast Washington, D.C. The school’s mission is to prepare students with the academic, intellectual, and character skills necessary for success in high school, college, and the competitive world beyond.
KIPP DC KEY Academy was founded in 2001 by Susan Schaeffler. From 80 students in a church basement in Anacostia, KIPP DC KEY Academy has grown to be one of the highest performing middle schools in the District of Columbia. KEY Academy was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education, and its leaders and students have been honored with numerous distinctions, including Principal of the Year and KIPPster of the Year.
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