18 Norfolk St
Newark, NJ 07103
Phone: 973-242-7473
Hours: M,Tu,Th,F: 7:45-4:15
W: 7:45-1:45


KIPP Newark Community Prep

Located in Newark’s Central Ward, NCP will continue the tradition of excellence started by KIPP TEAM, Rise, and BOLD Academies as KIPP New Jersey’s newest middle school. Growing to serve students in grades 5-8, NCP, teachers will be given a large amount of freedom to figure out what works best for kids, and make it happen in their classrooms. Our goal is to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need to succeed throughout their education and in the competitive world beyond.

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NCP students will get to explore the world around them through overnight field trips and activities after school. Through a strong college prep curriculum, rigorous instruction, and real-world learning experiences, students will be empowered to be critical thinkers and the leaders of tomorrow.


Beyond academics, we also believe that the explicit teaching of character is essential to becoming productive citizens who will contribute to their community. Students will learn to use their voice and stand up for what’s right. In academic classes students will engage in thoughtful debates with their peers.


Every NCP student has his or her own laptop to use throughout the day. Teachers prepare students for careers of the future by incorporating technology skills into their teaching and meeting the needs of individual learners through computer learning programs.


NCP leaders aren’t just brilliant and hardworking, they’re dedicated to giving back to their community. NCP students participate in service learning experiences and extracurricular activities that stress helping others.

Check out all the resources KIPP Newark Community Prep has for students and their families on our School Resources page.

About Applying

KIPP New Jersey participates in Newark’s open enrollment system. Click here for more information about applying.