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KIPP New Jersey is a nonprofit organization that operates a network of public charter schools in Newark and Camden that center on empowering students to succeed both in their academics and in life. We focus on the needs of our students and build strong foundations that will empower them from elementary school all the way through college.
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KIPP schools have clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct in order to create and reinforce a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.
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 with power and to improve the world around them.
Students need physical and emotional safety to take risks and learn from their successes and mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurriculars, so our students love school and maximize learning.
Great schools require great teachers and school leaders, and of course, great students. At KIPP New Jersey, we empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in ongoing training to help them grow as professionals.
Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate college’s social, academic and financial challenges.
“KIPP NJ schools are community schools with teachers that care about the whole family. I send my child here because I want him to have the best education possible.”
“I wanted a safe environment and proven results for my child. KIPP NJ schools provide both.”
“There is a huge difference in the type of education she’s getting compared to what my children got when they were in school. These kids are brilliant and KIPP is bringing that out in them.”
“My son has always been a good student, but his growth with KIPP has been incredible. He receives individual attention from teachers who are truly invested in who he is as a person.”