Promise & Commitment
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools is a network of public charter schools dedicated to the belief that all children can learn and achieve at high levels. Since founding our first middle schools in 2003, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools has been united around one goal: to help students develop the strength of character and academic abilities needed to succeed in life—and in so doing, to prove what is possible in public education.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools continues to keep our promise to our students and community. We currently educate more than 3,600 students across eight schools—three elementary schools, four middle schools, and one high school—and over 1000 alumni in the KIPP Through College program. Our free public charter schools are open to all students and are located in the educationally underserved neighborhoods of West End, Southeast Atlanta, and East Point. Our schools enroll all students, regardless of prior academic record, conduct, or socioeconomic background. If there are more interested students and families than space allows, a lottery is conducted for admission each spring.
KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools offers the communities we serve a robust learning environment in which students develop the academic skills, scholarly habits, and character traits they need to succeed in college and in life.
In 2009, KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools embarked on a growth plan to open six new public charter schools in six years and create a comprehensive Kindergarten-through-college path for our scholars. We started by adding two more middle schools to our original two, located in new neighborhoods and in response to parent demand.
In 2011, we opened our high school, KIPP Atlanta Collegiate. KIPP Metro Atlanta then opened three primary schools so that our youngest learners receive a college-preparatory education from the very beginning. By the fall of 2018, our schools will educate more than 3,800 scholars in all grades K-12.