Why KIPP DC

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At KIPP DC we aspire to improve life outcomes for the next generation of Washingtonians by equipping students and alumni with the knowledge, skills, and mindsets to become thoughtful, intentional citizens in the competitive world.

The unparalleled hardwork, dedication, and collaboration of our teachers, students, and families results in KIPP DC consistently being the highest performing PreK-12 public school system in the District of Columbia.

Enroll today and watch your child strive in a safe, nurturing, and joyful school. 

The KIPP DC Pillars

We believe that all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. Our success is driven by:

  • High Expectations

    We set clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests

  • Strength of Character

    Success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice with power and to improve the world around them.

  • Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders

    Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

  • Safe, Structured, and Nurturing Environments

    Students need physical and emotional safety in order to take risks and learn from their successes and their mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurriculars, so our students love school and maximize their learning.

  • KIPP Through College & Career

    Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP DC alumni navigate the social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college.

"“I would recommend KIPP DC to any of my fiends! I love the school. I love the teachers. I really love how they love my child. I love how they care about their educational growth and that is something every parent should experience.”"

Ms. Arowolaju

"KIPP DC has one of the best support systems I’ve ever seen from a school. From teachers to college counselors —they’re always there make sure you’re on track. At KIPP DC you know your future is bright and the staff reinforces it everyday."

Andre Hodges, KIPP DC College Preparatory '17