About KIPP New Jersey

One day our nation will know Newark and Camden, New Jersey, as cities of world-class public education. KIPP New Jersey Public Schools are part of the nationally recognized “Knowledge Is Power Program” non-profit network of college-preparatory, free, public charter schools educating elementary, middle, and high school students.

In 2002, KIPP New Jersey first opened its doors in Newark’s South Ward as a single class of 80 fifth graders and has since grown to serve over 6,900 students in grades K-12 in Newark and Camden. More than 90% of KIPP New Jersey students currently qualify for free or reduced meals. In the next few years, KIPP New Jersey will have fifteen schools in Newark and five in Camden. Learn more about our unique academic approach.

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United for Social Justice

Explore our Heartbeat Values to better understand what grounds our process at KIPP New Jersey. Engaging in productive conversations about race, identity, stereotypes, and microaggressions is something that our teachers and families do year-round. We must confront our own biases and lead by example everywhere in our organization. It is our mission and responsibility to build a more just world for our students and prepare them to do the same. We know that to get there, we have to adhere to the following principles:

Our Kids Run to School

Outstanding Teammates are Everything

Our Kids Will Change the World

Promises to Children are Sacred

The KIPP Approach

By offering highly effective educators with strong bonds to families, more time in school learning, services that support a variety of student needs, and a culture focused on achievement, our students succeed on their way to and through college.

About KIPP Foundation

KIPP Public Schools is a non-profit network of 270 tuition-free public charter schools educating more than 160,000 students and alumni. Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose—college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. Our public charter schools are given more academic and budgetary flexibility than traditional public schools, and in exchange, commit to deliver high-quality academic results for students.

Meet the Board

Our Board is comprised of a passionate and diverse group of individual volunteers who consistently bring experience, strategy, vision, and leadership to the organization.

School Calendars

Below you will find our KIPP New Jersey network calendars for KIPP Newark and KIPP Cooper Norcross Academy. Click on one of the links to download a copy of the most recent regional calendar.

In the News

Read more stories and news from across our schools.