The mission of KIPP Vision Primary is to empower students with the character and academic skills critical for community leadership and success in top-quality middle schools, high schools, colleges and the competitive world beyond.
KIPP Vision Primary will open with a 100-seat kindergarten class in July 2013, adding one grade annually to reach full elementary school capacity in July of 2017. KIPP Vision will serve students in the same building as KIPP Vision Academy Middle School’s 5-8th grade, providing a cohesive K-8 pipeline to college for students in southeast Atlanta.
KIPP Vision Primary will be established in Southeast Atlanta in the current KIPP Vision Academy Middle School facility.
KIPP Vision Primary will create a nurturing environment that cultivates in each student a passion for learning and a commitment to excellence. Through real life experiences, which leverage students’ innate abilities, and a rigorous curriculum, students will be empowered with the tools to build a better tomorrow for themselves, their families and their community. KIPP Vision Primary, like all KIPP schools, will be guided by the five KIPP pillars: high expectations, choice and commitment, more time, power to lead, and a focus on results.
In addition to the five pillars, KIPP Vision Primary’s school-specific values will shape the school’s culture and environment. As the school grows, leadership will ensure that students and staff internalize these values, ultimately leading KIPP Vision Primary students to fulfill the school’s educational mission. The KIPP Vision Primary core values are:
- Excellence: A commitment to high quality performance and outstanding results in ALL that we do
- Teamwork: Working together to accomplish common goals
- Respect: Honoring differences and showing kindness to everyone
- Joy: Finding excitement in learning to become enthusiastic life-long learners
- Exploration: Discovering new people, new places and new ideas