KIPP Esperanza High School is fully in-person! Visit our COVID Prevention page for more information. 

KIPP has a long and proven track record of successful high schools in the Bay Area, with established elementary and middle schools in East Palo Alto (KIPP Valiant) and Redwood City (KIPP Excelencia.) KIPP Esperanza is the next step in helping students continue their journey from kindergarten through life. KIPP Esperanza

KIPP has a commitment to diversityequity, and inclusion. Read more about our commitment to the work here.

Identity | Community | Growth | Love | Honor

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open!
Now accepting applications for Grades 9 & 10 

Want to learn more about us & how to apply?
Watch our Virtual Information Session (English) by clicking HERE  | ¿Quiere aprender más sobre nosotros y cómo aplicar? Vea nuestra Sesión Informativa Virtual (español) haciendo clic AQUI

*Click HERE to see accompanying slides for our Virtual Information Session | Haga clic AQUÍ para ver la presentación que acompaña nuestra Sesión Informativa Virtual

Our Mission

At KIPP Esperanza we ensure that all of our students are given the options and opportunities that they deserve. Our school has been designed to serve the needs of all our students and families. We will offer:

  • Rigorous classes coupled with academic supports such as tutoring from highly trained and effective teachers.
  • Socio-emotional learning and mental health counseling so that students continue building healthy social skills and relationships.
  • College counseling for both families and students throughout high school and once in college to ensure that students not only enroll in college but to also graduate.

KIPP Esperanza students will have the skills and confidence needed to tackle whatever they choose to pursue after high school – in college or career.

The KIPP Difference

We know that great education transforms lives.

KIPP already has successful middle schools in Redwood City & East Palo Alto.

All 3 KIPP high schools were top ranked in the Bay Area in 2019!*

94% of 2019 KIPP high school graduates are planning to go to college.


KIPP Bay Area alumni are over three times as likely to graduate from college as their peers



98% of students at KIPP Bay Area graduate high school.


Sister school KIPP San Jose Collegiate was ranked the #1 Bay Area public high school in 2019!



100% of our high school graduates have completed their A-G requirements (making them UC and CSU eligible.)
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