Why Choose a KIPP New Jersey School?

KIPP New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of public charter schools in Newark and Camden that center on empowering students to succeed both in their academics and in life. We focus on the needs of our students and build strong foundations that will empower them from elementary school all the way through college.     

Making the Grade

KIPP students outperform the district and perform similarly to state test averages every year. This past year, 92% of our students stayed with us. We have one of the lowest mobility rates in Newark.

Pathway to College

In 2015, 75% of our eighth-grade students went on to college. KIPP New Jersey students are 4 times more likely to graduate college than their low-income peers. Our dedicated KIPP Through College team will support them even after they’ve left our hallways.

Targeted Learning

KIPP schools offer legendary academic support teams that track student data and progress so that teachers can know exactly how to target education for student success. We choose top-notch teachers who want to be part of a close-knit, caring community whose sole focus is on the achievement of every student.     

High Expectations

Our schools have clearly defined and measurable expectations for achievement and conduct. Students, parents, teachers and staff create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support, through formal and informal rewards and consequences for academic performance and behavior.

Choice & Commitment

No one is assigned or forced to attend a KIPP school. Students, their parents and the faculty choose to participate in these unique learning environments. Everyone must make and uphold a commitment to the school - and each other - to put in the time and effort required to achieve success.

More Time

With an extended school day, week and year, KIPP NJ students have more time in the classroom to acquire the academic knowledge and skills that will prepare them for competitive high schools and colleges, as well as more opportunities to engage in diverse extracurricular experiences.

Power to Lead

Great schools require great leadership.  KIPP New Jersey principals are effective leaders, with control over both budget and personnel, and the freedom to swiftly move dollars or make staffing changes. This provides maximum effectiveness to help students learn.

Focus on Results

KIPP schools focus on high student performance on standardized tests and other objective measures. Just as there are no shortcuts, there are no excuses. Students are expected to achieve a level of academic performance that will enable them to succeed at the nation's best high schools and colleges.


KIPP NJ is dedicated to empowering students to become the leaders of tomorrow, both in the classroom and out. Our students become role models to their peers and in their communities, and gain the confidence they need to succeed to and through college and beyond.


Every KIPP NJ charter school focuses on building character through leadership, self confidence and advocacy skills. Our character-building programs are as diverse as the communities we serve, and give students the freedom they need to grow.

Self Esteem

100% of KIPP NJ employees agree we have the best kids in the nation and we make sure they know just how great they are. Our arts, sports, technology and other extracurricular programs help students build confidence by exploring different interests and gaining a whole community of cheerleaders.


Ingenuity and creativity are essential components of the KIPP NJ charter school experience. We encourage our students to think outside the box, view the world critically and come up with their own ideas for tackling challenges inside the classroom, their communities and beyond.

KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy Parent

"KIPP NJ schools are community schools with teachers that care about the whole family. I send my child here because I want him to have the best education possible."

KIPP SPARK Academy Parent

"I wanted a safe environment and proven results for my child. KIPP NJ schools provide both."

KIPP Lanning Square Primary Grandparent

“There is a huge difference in the type of education she’s getting compared to what my children got when they were in school. These kids are brilliant and KIPP is bringing that out in them."

KIPP BOLD Academy Parent

"This school gave my child a voice. They let him know he is no different than any other student and that he will achieve greatness."