Kindergarten to 12th Grade

Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year!

KIPP Newark Public Schools are joyful, academically excellent public charter schools educating over 6,000 students in grades K-12 across 12 schools. We offer:

Excellent curriculum with dedicated teachers
No admission requirements
Free to apply and enroll (and takes only a few minutes!)
Education for all, including students with IEP’s
Free school supplies (for the entire school year!)
FREE college credits while in high school

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Together, A Future Without Limits

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We are accepting applications for grades K-12 for the 2024-25 school year!

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We’d love to share more information about our schools! Please submit this brief form and an enrollment team member will reach out to you soon. Click Here to sign up for an upcoming open house.

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Spend the day with Aloni!

KIPP Newark’s K classrooms offer strong academics, a nurturing environment, and a lot of fun! Join Aloni for a day in her life at KIPP Seek Academy.

Apply Today!

Your child’s journey to college and career readiness starts here—with an application!
Check out this guide to our application process:

About Our Schools

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Free College Credits, Career Support & More

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.


KIPP Newark alumni are 3x more likely to graduate from college. A 2023 study by Mathematica showed that KIPP middle and high school students are 31% more likely to complete college than their peers who did not attend KIPP. The study found the effect was great enough to nearly close college completion gap between Black and Hispanic students and their peers.

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Reaching All Students In Newark

KIPP New Jersey Public 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 Common App.

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Our schools offer rich extracurricular programs. From athletics teams and dance classes, to photography or robotics club, our students are encouraged to discover their passions, connect to their communities and become lifelong learners.

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Fun And Whole-Student Learning

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, after school clubs and more.

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The KIPP Connection

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.

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Wraparound Services

Our schools partner with community organizations to offer comprehensive wraparound services for students and families including mental and social emotional support services, after school programming, grocery distribution, family engagement events and more.

Ready To Complete An Application?

Choosing the right school for your child is an important decision and we’re here to help you every step of the way. Complete the form linked below and a KIPP Newark teammate will contact you directly. Please feel free to contact us at 973.750.8326 or

Virtual School Tours

KIPP Newark is a family of 12 free, excellent public charter schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue their dreams. We offer many ways to see all that KIPP has to offer. As you decide which school to send your child to next year, visit a KIPP Newark campus virtually at any time and discover what it’s like to learn at KIPP.

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From Our Team & Family

Steps To Enrollment

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Applications are required for all interested students not currently enrolled in a KIPP Newark school. For the best chance of being accepted, please select KIPP Newark as your first choice. The Newark Common App has opened and families will be notified of their admission status in March 2024. Families can log into their account on Newark Common App to see the status of their application at any time.

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Congratulations! Your child has been offered a seat at a KIPP Newark school! Families will be notified by the new school within two weeks. In the meantime, please gather the required documents which may include:

  • Student’s birth certificate or Passport
  • Student up to date immunization records
  • Parent/Guardian Government Issued ID
  • Proof of Residency (See for more information)
  • Proof of Guardianship, if applicable
  • KIPP Newark Registration Form (on PowerSchool Enrollment)
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Each year, our current families must confirm their plan to attend KIPP the following school year and update their contact information. The re-enrollment window opens in early May and families can complete registration.


Over the summer our schools host events to welcome students to our KIPP Newark family. Your child’s school will contact you directly with more information about event dates. It’s an opportunity for your child to meet their school leader and teacher, learn more about the school day, for parents/caregivers to complete any final forms, and have fun!

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Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for more information about applying and answers to frequently asked questions.