Our Mission

KIPP STRIVE Academy equips students with the tools necessary to excel in competitive colleges and professional careers. KIPP STRIVE Academy students achieve Success Through Rigorous Instruction, Virtue, and Enrichment. 

Our History

KIPP STRIVE Academy was founded in 2009 with approximately 90 fifth grade students and will add a grade each year until it serves approximately 340 students in grades five through eight.

Our Community

KIPP STRIVE Academy is a tuition-free public charter school located in the West End/Westview neighborhood in Atlanta. Our community supporters include organizations and academic institutions such as Spelman, Morehouse, Ray and Joan Kroc Salvation Army (Atlanta), NPU-T, Westview Community Organization, and the Wren’s Nest.


Our Culture

Middle schools are in an educational crisis across the country. Students are dropping out of school in alarming numbers and many are unprepared for the demands of higher education. Nowhere is this more apparent than in many communities throughout the Metropolitan area of Atlanta. In response to this crisis lies the heart of our vision.

  • An academically rigorous, highly structured environment where students in grades 5-8 master core academics and apply these skills at increasingly demanding levels.
  • Highly prepared, civic-minded students who are equipped to gain acceptance to and be successful in competitive high schools and college.
  • A future where students learn and apply the skills and knowledge needed to become leaders in the community and affect positive change in the world.