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