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I want to enroll in a school in Newark.

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I want to enroll in a school in Camden.

Why Choose a KIPP New Jersey School?

KIPP New Jersey Public Schools are tuition-free, academically excellent schools in Camden and Newark preparing students to pursue college, career, and beyond. 

Every student walks through the doors of school bearing gifts. Talent. Perspective. Drive. So at KIPP NJ schools, we support every student to see those gifts, then build the skills and confidence they need to thrive. Students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to become the next generation of leaders. Learn more about how our students are preparing to change the world, below!

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What Sets Us Apart

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Making The Grade

KIPP New Jersey students often outperform the district and perform similarly to state test averages. A 2023 Mathematica study found that KIPP middle and high school graduates have far higher college completion rates than their peers who did not gain admission to KIPP schools; the effect was great enough to nearly close college completion gap between Black and Hispanic students and their peers.

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Pathway To College & Career

Our students are nearly 3 times more likely to graduate college than their peers. Our dedicated KIPP Forward team of college and career counselors will support them even after they’ve left our school hallways.

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Targeted Learning

Our schools offer expert 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.

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Special Education

Our schools are open to all students, including those with special needs and varied abilities. Our dedicated team of special education teachers partner with students and their families to develop an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) that supports every learner in reaching their academic and behavioral goals. With a full range of service providers, we are able to meet your child’s needs as outlined in their IEP. We offer occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech services, counseling and opportunities for learning in the environment that best serves the student.

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Mental Health & Support Services

KIPP NJ has a whole-team, strategic approach to supporting the social emotional and behavioral health of our students.. Students with IEPs, if needed, receive individual or group counseling services. School social workers support crisis intervention, provide guidance and consultation to school teams on effective academic and behavioral interventions, and support with linkage to community providers and partners for mental health support to address the ever-changing needs of our students and their families.

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What to Expect

Kindergarten - 4th Grade

Your child’s kindergarten teacher is often the first touchpoint to their school career and our elementary school teachers work hard to develop a desire for joyful learning in our youngest learners. Each of our kindergarten classrooms has 2 teachers so that each student gets more attention.

In each kindergarten through 4th grade classroom, we strive to create a fun, safe, and nurturing environment that offers social emotional learning and mental health support for all students. Our state-of-the-art classrooms allow students to engage in learning and play. It is here where our students develop the necessary foundation to prepare them for success in middle and high school.

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Middle School

We know that success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice to improve the world around them. From student-led discussions, to analyzing texts, to researching and visiting local colleges, KIPP students grow by stepping out of their comfort zone and succeeding in new situations.

Central to our students’ success is great communication. Families will have direct access to teachers and we stay in touch frequently, sending positive text messages to caregivers about their child’s growth or helping students with homework when requested.

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High School

With access to a host of electives, AP classes and honors tracks, our high school students develop the life skills and mentality to prepare for the demands of college and beyond.

Extracurriculars and athletics at KIPP NJ high schools promote leadership and passions. Current extracurriculars include football, volleyball, drumline, theatre, basketball, student government, gay-straight alliance, choir, student-to-student peer club, and dozens more.

During high school, students work alongside their KIPP Forward College and Career advisor to choose and prepare for the educational and career path that fits their goals and sense of purpose. Once on their way, KIPP Forward teams help alumni keep moving forward while pursuing their dreams.

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College & Career

Following high school graduation, KIPP Forward advisors help alumni keep moving forward, tackling academic, social, and financial challenges they might encounter while pursuing their dreams. Through internships, opportunities to earn valuable college credits while still in high school, and summer programs at top-ranked universities students are well-prepared and supported in their college journeys. KIPP Forward’s career-readiness programming offers students the opportunity to learn valuable skills like writing a resume, mock interviews, and more.

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