About Camden Enrollment

Camden Enrollment Opens February 1st!

Please note that the main round of applications will open on February 1 and run through March 31. This year, we have over 100 kindergarten seats and over 200 fifth grade seats across two campuses along with seats in other grades from first through eighth. Priority consideration is given to students who live near our schools or having siblings who already attend. 

Click here to complete a Spring Enrollment application.

A New Kind of Public School

Through the Urban Hope Act, our five Camden schools, serving grades PK-12, will be Renaissance Schools: a new kind of public school in New Jersey that combines the autonomy of charter schools with a direct and cooperative relationship with the district. Such a partnership allows for increased funding and guaranteed admission to all students living in the surrounding community of all five schools.

For more information about our schools and applying, please click here

PK-College

KIPP Lanning Square Primary and KIPP Lanning Square Middle are the first of five schools, giving students support to and through college from the day they start PreK. At full size, KIPP New Jersey will serve 22% of Camden’s students.

District Partnership

In partnership with the district, we will serve all the kids in our zone. Seats available for Camden students outside of Lanning Square and Cooper Plaza will be admitted by random lottery.

Awesome results to and through college

No matter how well students read, understand math, or stay on task when they are with us, we support them to and through college. Soon our alumni graduating college will double the graduation rate in Newark. See more about our results here

Fun and whole-student learning

Sometimes the best learning comes from the social skills gained by interacting with the people around you. Longer school days mean more opportunities for culture and activities such as sports, reading, technology, or Spanish clubs and more. Students also earn trips to Washington DC, California, and colleges, to name a few.

Reaching all students in Camden

KIPP New Jersey schools are free and serve all students regardless of special needs, past attendance, grades, or any other factor. There is no test to get in; admission is via Camden’s open enrollment system. See more about student demographics and retention here

Everyday access to technology

College applications, banking and so many other aspects of life require that we use computers, so we give students access to great technology and build it into every day.  See more about our results here

KIPP, nationally-known great schools

Sometimes the best learning comes from the social skills gained by interacting with the people around you. Longer school days mean more opportunities for culture and activities such as sports, reading, technology, or Spanish clubs and more. Students also earn trips to Washington DC, California, and colleges, to name a few.

Longer school day and year

Our school days are from about 7:30 am - 4:00 pm (varies by school). Students have occasional Saturday school and begin the year in August. More time doesn't just mean getting smarter faster. You'll also find students staying after to visit during office hours or partake in one of dozens of sports and extracurriculars offered.

What Families Are Saying About Us

"My daughter has so many gifts inside of her. She's seen that school can be a place where she feels safe and can express herself. Now she loves going to school. I've discovered a side of her I didn't know was there. Knowing that she is in a place where she is loved & safe gives me a deep feeling of comfort.

I feel like I'm no longer alone in fighting for her future, but that I have a whole family alongside me."