Who We Are
KIPP WAYS Academy is a tuition-free public charter middle school located in West Atlanta. Founded in 2003, we serve approximately 330 students in fifth through eighth grades. KIPP WAYS Academy is part of KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools and the national KIPP network of schools preparing students for success in college and in life. To learn more click here.
What is New
Parent Orientation for the 2015-16 School Year
Parents of new scholars, please attend orientation on Monday, July 6th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Parents of returning scholars, please attend orientation on Tuesday, July 7th from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
School Uniform Changes for the 2015-16 School Year
In our efforts to minimize unnecessary clothing competition, maintain an elevated standard of personal appearance, exemplify a dignified school climate, and foster school pride and unity, we are updating our school uniforms. This year, school uniforms will be based on grade level: Lower School (5th-6th grade) and Upper School (7th and 8th grade).
Lower School Uniform Standards
Lower School scholars will be expected to wear khaki bottoms, a black or brown belt, KWA polos, KWA V-neck Cardigan, and conservative single-colored tennis shoes Monday-Friday (tennis shoes with bright multiple colors are not permitted). Tennis shoes should be white, blue, black or brown and free of writing and other designs. On Fridays, Lower School scholars are allowed to wear a KWA polo or KWA t-shirt, khaki bottoms and tennis shoes. This year, Lower School scholars will receive one KWA polo and one KWA t-shirt provided by the school during parent orientation nights.
Upper School Uniform Standards
Upper School scholars will be expected to wear collegiate uniforms Monday-Thursday. The collegiate uniform is comprised of khaki bottoms, a black or brown belt, blue KWA Oxford button down shirts, KWA V-neck Cardigan, and blue or black hard-bottomed dress shoes. As the senior level scholars on campus, only eighth grade students will be permitted to wear the Varsity 5-Button Cardigan. All Upper School male scholars will be expected to wear KWA ties Monday-Thursday (scholars will have grade specific ties).
All Upper School female scholars choosing to wear hair accessories will be expected to wear solid blue headbands, hair bows, ribbons or KWA branded hair accessories. On Fridays, Upper School scholars are allowed to wear a KWA polo or KWA t-shirt, khaki bottoms and tennis shoes. Tennis shoes should be conservative single-colored tennis shoes (tennis shoes with bright multiple colors are not permitted). Tennis shoes should be white, blue, black or brown and free of writing and other designs. This year, Upper School scholars will receive one-blue KWA Oxford button down shirt and one KWA school t-shirt provided by the school during parent orientation night.
Outerwear Standards for Lower and Upper School
Scholars will not be permitted to wear hoodies, sweaters, jackets, coats or any other outerwear inside the building. KWA branded outerwear (i.e. KWA hoodies, KWA theater sweaters, KWA dance hoodies, and KWA band jackets) will only be permitted on Friday.
All prescribed articles of uniform clothing (except uniform bottoms) must be purchased from our approved vendor, Brand Evolution. Uniforms can be viewed and purchased online by visiting www.shopkwa.com or by phone at (678) 541-5568. Parents may contact Brand Evolution via email at email@example.com.
The KWA school uniform is not negotiable and may not be manipulated to accommodate personal style or interest. Absolute compliance with the school uniform is expected. The uniform policy is not subjective or open to interpretation. Both Lower School and Upper School scholars are expected to wear the required uniform every day, unless otherwise indicated.
What We Do
KIPP WAYS Academy offers an academically rigorous and structured learning environment that focuses on preparing students for competitive high schools and colleges. With a primary focus on scholarship, students at KIPP WAYS Academy are referred to and treated as “scholars,” which sets a clear tone at the school that learning is revered and will not be compromised in any way.
KIPP WAYS Campus Contact Information
350 Temple Street NW
Atlanta GA 30314
Summer Office Hours (July 1, 2015 - July 10, 2015)
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. | Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Closed | Friday
KIPP WAYS Campus Office Hours (July 13, 2015 - May 25, 2016)
7:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday
7:15 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Wednesday
7:15 a.m. - 1:45 p.m. Early Release Friday's