KIPP DC Lead Academy

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202.469.3300 Shaw Campus • 421 P Street NW • Washington, D.C. 20001

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Grounded in the values of lead, learn, and love; KIPPsters at Lead Academy develop a love of learning and build the skills and mindsets necessary to set them up for success in middle school and beyond. Lead Academy fosters the whole child’s development, preparing them for a life filled with choice and opportunity. Upon completion of Fourth grade, Lead Academy students move onto KIPP DC WILL Academy.

  • Established

    2012
  • Grades Served

    1-4
  • Enrollment

    405

"Lead Academy values hard work and persistence. We recognize that each student is different, and we motivate them to reach their personal goals. Our students learn the importance of education early, inspiring them to set high expectations for themselves."

Mekia Love, Principal, KIPP DC Lead Academy

Values

  • Lead
  • Learn
  • Love

Academics 

Lead 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 music, technology, physical education, social studies, and art classes.


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

Extracurriculars

Lead Academy offers their elementary students a number of extracurricular ways to build teamwork and explore their passions, including Girls on the Run, Power Up, and more.

Awards & Recognition

2017: Lead Academy 4th grade teacher Ms. Chapman recognized as KIPP DC’s monthly staff spotlight.