Kindergarten to 12th Grade

We are a community of free, high-performing elementary, middle and high schools in Newark.

The enrollment application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available in early December. Please click here to sign-up for updates.

Space is still available for Kindergarten!

About Applying

KIPP New Jersey participates in Newark Public School’s universal enrollment system called Newark Enrolls. Families may apply by completing a paper application or using the online Family Enrollment Portal at The application for the 2019-2020 school year will be available starting in December. By selecting KIPP New Jersey as your first choice on the application, you increase the odds of your child accepted to our school.

Click here for more information about applying and answers to frequently asked questions.

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 Newark

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 Newark’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.   

KIPP, nationally-known great schools

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.

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.

KIPP Seek Academy Parent

“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.”

KIPP TEAM Academy Parent

“They talked about this sense of developing the whole child. Exposing a child to more than just reading books inside of a classroom.”

KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy Parent

“The teachers' involvement with my child's education doesn't stop when they get out of school.”

KIPP SPARK Academy Parent

“No matter the child, they are welcome at SPARK and the school has been a needed community anchor for so many parents.”