The First Day Of School is
Tuesday, August 16. 

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

Accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year!
Now accepting applications for Grades 9 – 11 
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.

How to apply 
Watch our Virtual Information Session (English) by clicking HERE  

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

You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Student Community


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