KIPP New Jersey participates in Newark’s open enrollment system. Families may apply by completing a paper application or using the new Online Enrollment Center at www.newarkenrolls.org. The application for the 2018-19 school year is open from December 4th, 2017, through February 16th, 2018. Families will be notified of their school match in April. Note: Ranking KIPP New Jersey #1 on your application provides the best chance of being matched with us.
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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.
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.
We are part of KIPP, which has been around since 1994 and is the largest group of charter schools in the country. What that means is we get to share best practices to learn from each other and our long history. Each school we open makes us better equipped to meet the needs of all children.
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.
“If you give kids hope and you show them what they can achieve, then you have productive citizens and it changes the world to be a better place to live in.”
“They talked about this sense of developing the whole child. Exposing a child to more than just reading books inside of a classroom.”
“The teachers' involvement with my child's education doesn't stop when they get out of school.”
“No matter the child, they are welcome at SPARK and the school has been a needed community anchor for so many parents.”