KIPP DC Heights Academy

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202.610.5323 Douglass Campus • 2600 Douglass Road SE • Washington, D.C. 20020

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Grounded in the values of achievement, community, and persistence; students at KIPP DC Heights Academy embrace the joys and challenges of learning. We work with students to become thoughtful thinkers and teammates who will return as college-educated leaders of their community. Upon completion of Fourth grade, Heights students will move onto KIPP DC AIM Academy.

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"At Heights Academy, we strive to instill a motivation to grow, learn, and improve in each of our students. We set our KIPPsters up for future academic success in rigorous, intentional, and loving learning environments, where they always feel valued."

Gaelan Gallagher, Principal, KIPP DC Heights Academy


  • Achievement
  • Community
  • Persistence


Heights Academy fosters students’ social, emotional, and academic development, setting them up for a life filled with choice and opportunity.

Students receive comprehensive and rigorous instruction in literacy and math, but also benefit from art, music, physical education, social studies, and STEM classes.

KIPPsters at Heights Academy develop a love for learning, and build the skills and mindsets necessary to set them up for success in middle school and beyond.


Heights Academy offers their elementary students a number of extracurricular ways to build teamwork and explore their passions, including: garden club, Girls on the Run, cooking club, engineering club, and more.

Awards & Recognition

2016: Heights Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

2017: Heights Academy is ranked a Tier 1 school by the DC Public Charter School Board.

Heights Academy teacher Ms. Lemon recognized as KIPP DC’s monthly spotlight