KIPP DC Lead Academy
"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
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.
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.