Updated information regarding Health & Safety Information for this school year! Learn more about what to expect.

Kindergarten to 12th Grade

We are a community of free, high-performing elementary, middle and high schools in Newark.

The enrollment application for 2021-2022 has re-opened.

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If you’re not ready to apply, please complete the pre-application below & an enrollment advisor will contact you.

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



Nov. - Jan.




May - June


July - Aug.

First Day of School

August 2021

Learn about our schools!

See what learning looks like in KIPP Newark classrooms in this video—and explore our academic approach


Dive into the details

There is no cost to attend our public charter schools and no application fee or entrance exam. All students must be five years old by October 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten.


Apply Starting 11/13!

It only takes about 3 minutes through SchoolMint. Head to KIPP Newark’s Enroll page via Newark Enrolls.



The placement process takes several weeks. Results are shared by email and phone. You can also view your results here.


Connect with our community

Admitted students will hear from us about attending our community Welcome Meetings (held virtually during COVID-19) and next steps for enrollment!

KIPP Seek Academy Parent

“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.”

KIPP TEAM Academy Parent

“They talked about this sense of developing the whole child. Exposing a child to more than just reading books inside of a classroom.”

KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy Parent

“The teachers’ involvement with my child’s education doesn’t stop when they get out of school.”

KIPP SPARK Academy Parent

“No matter the child, they are welcome at SPARK and the school has been a needed community anchor for so many parents.”

Awesome results to and through college

No matter how well students read, understand math, or stay on task when they are with us, we support them to and through college. Soon our alumni graduating college will double the graduation rate in Newark. See more about our results here.

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, or Spanish clubs and more. Students also earn trips to Washington DC, California, and colleges, to name a few.

Reaching all students in Newark

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.

Everyday access to technology

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.

KIPP, nationally-known great schools

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.

Longer school day and year

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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