KIPP Spirit opened its doors in 2006 and is committed to ensuring that every KIPPster grows, develops, and becomes college-ready to have the best life opportunities. Our teachers develop students’ knowledge and habits by focusing on a rigorous curriculum along with the core values of SPIRIT: Self-reliance, Perseverance, Integrity, Rigor, Initiative, and Teamwork, which empower children to climb the mountain to and through college and to become citizens who positively impact their community.
Our students have access to a myriad of athletic sports opportunities such as basketball, baseball, soccer, football, cheerleading, and track and field. We also have our own dance studio and dance ensemble that competes year-round. Our basketball teams were the 2018-2019 champions.
KIPP Spirit College Prep strives for high academic achievement for all our KIPPsters. Our teachers work hard to deliver quality instruction. Our math classrooms used research-based instructional approaches and innovative class structures like Blended Learning. We implement the curriculums Eureka for math, KIPP Wheatley for English Language Arts, and Amplify for science. Our students have instructional time devoted to engaging in critical discourse through writing and classroom discussions. At KIPP Spirit, we believe that to become great leaders who matriculate to and through college, our students must be strong readers, writers, speakers, and problem solvers. To fill academic gaps, our teachers and community tutors provide intervention and tutorials so that our students grow in their areas of development.
Our “Nyansapo” Enrichments allow students to strengthen their abilities in other disciplines such as dance, physical education, theater studies, Spanish, sign language, and some students even learn to cook in our self-reliance studies class.