Our Schools

KIPP LA schools are tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory public charter schools. Students are accepted regardless of background, academic record, or special education eligibility. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery.

At KIPP LA schools:

  • Parents are encouraged to be involved and contribute;
  • Teachers have the freedom to innovate and never give up on a child;
  • Students work hard and come to school ready to learn.

At our schools:

  • Small, safe, and structured;
  • Our schools maintain high expectations for every student, and ensure that all students learn and succeed;
  • An extended school day and school year to allow for rigorous academics and a wide array of extracurriculars including foreign languages, art, and music;
  • Offer robust extracurricular activities like sports, school newspaper, and band;
  • All Teachers are available by cell phone for homework help in the evening;
  • Administrators, teachers, parents, and students partner to ensure student success.


To learn more about enrolling in a KIPP LA school, please contact the school directly or click the link below to complete an application for the schools that are currently accepting applications online:



KIPP Academy of Innovation

 5164 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022

KIPP Academy of Opportunity

 8500 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90003

KIPP Comienza Community Prep 

6410 Rita Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255 (TK-4th grade) or 6720 Miles Ave. Huntington Park, CA 90255 (5th-6th grade) 

KIPP Compton Community School

Location TBD

KIPP Corazón Academy

 2728 Liberty Blvd. South Gate, CA 90280

KIPP Empower Academy

 8466 South Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90003

KIPP Ignite Academy

 9110 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002

KIPP Iluminar Academy (in-office application only)

 4800 E. Cesar Chavez Los Angeles, CA 90022


2810 Whittier Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90023

KIPP Philosophers Academy

8300 S. Central Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90001

KIPP Promesa Prep

 207 S. Dacotah St. Los Angeles, CA 90063

KIPP Raices Academy 

 668 S. Atlantic Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90022

KIPP Scholar Academy

1729 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90062 

KIPP Sol Academy

 4800 E. Cesar Chavez Los Angeles, CA 90022

KIPP Vida Preparatory

 4410 S Budlong Ave Los Angeles, CA 90037






KIPP LA Schools

A non-profit organization that operates high-performing elementary and middle public charter schools in South and East Los Angeles. We are part of the nationwide KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program) network, which is dedicated to preparing students in underserved communities for success in college and in life.