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We are a community of free, high-performing elementary, middle and high schools in Newark.
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KIPP Newark participates in the Newark Board of Education's universal enrollment system called Newark Enrolls. Families may apply to a KIPP Newark school by completing an online application.
The application for the 2020-2021 school year will be available beginning in early December. By selecting KIPP Newark as your first choice on the application, you increase the odds of your child being accepted to one of our schools.
Click here for more information about applying and answers to frequently asked questions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our school days are from about 7:45 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.
“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.”
“They talked about this sense of developing the whole child. Exposing a child to more than just reading books inside of a classroom.”
“The teachers' involvement with my child's education doesn't stop when they get out of school.”
“No matter the child, they are welcome at SPARK and the school has been a needed community anchor for so many parents.”