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KIPP DC WILL Academy’s mission is to help their students grow into confident, informed, and exemplary citizens who are prepared to shape the future. Our students take pride in bettering themselves and achieving academic success. Upon completion of eighth grade, WILL Academy students have the choice to move onto KIPP DC College Preparatory or other competitive high schools in the District.

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"Everyone at WILL Academy was so welcoming when I was a new teacher. Our team puts in the effort to prioritize relationships and we make sure to work together."

Celena Jenkins, Teacher, KIPP DC WILL Academy

"Sometimes my days are hectic; but if I have 30 minutes, I’ll make a point to come to school, speak to teachers, and show my support. The school is be an extension of the values and things you are teaching at home, so I believe in reinforcing the value of education by taking an active role."

Eric Curry, Parent, KIPP DC WILL Academy

"It was just a great day and celebration of everything we worked for at WILL. I’m a huge believer in wraparound services and that it takes a village to raise a child. It’s great for our students to see the wide network of support they have."

Patrick DiSalvo, Mental Health Practitioner, KIPP DC WILL Academy


WILL Academy fosters rigorous and supportive learning environments that prepare students for academic success in high school, college, careers, and beyond.

Students are engaged in a diverse curriculum of not only literacy, math, social studies, and science classes, but also music and physical education.

Teachers at WILL Academy are committed to supporting the social-emotional development of their middle school students by developing close relationships with their students and families—ensuring a smooth transition into adolescence.


WILL Academy offers their middle school students a number of activities to grow as citizens and scholars, allowing their students to practice everything from video games to running. Extracurriculars currently available at WILL Academy include cosmetology club, cheerleading, boys basketball, girls basketball, flag football, DC SCORES, Washington Urban Debate League, track & field, and more.


Awards & Recognition

2017: WILL Academy educator Ms. Jenkins recognized as KIPP DC staff spotlight.