FAQ

What makes KIPP San Antonio schools different?

No Cost, Tuition Free: We are an established network of free public schools preparing students for success in school, college, and life.

Dual Language Elementary Schools: We teach all our elementary students in both English and Spanish to increase academic achievement and enhance social development.
More Time to Learn: KIPP San Antonio has an extended school day and year to allow our teachers much needed time to focus on each student’s academic growth and prepare them for success in college.

Character Development: KIPP San Antonio is uniquely designed to not only teach academics, but also develop important character traits. We believe both are critical to the success of our students in college and life. Grit, Zest, Gratitude, Social Intelligence, Self-Control, Curiosity and Optimism are the seven character traits our staff works hard to instill in all our students.

KIPP Through College: We support our students and alumni on their journey to and through college. Our KIPP Through College (KTC) team is a part of the broader KIPP approach to support students as they prepare for college and throughout their journey through college. We are with students and families every step of the way.

College Visits: Our students are able to earn three college visits a year.

Great Teachers: 100% of our teachers are committed to the academic growth of each our students. KIPP provides each teacher with a cell phone so that they are always available in the evening for homework assistance.

Are KIPP San Antonio schools public schools?

Yes, our schools are tuition-free and open-enrollment college-preparatory public charter schools.

Where grades are available for the 2017-18 school year?

KIPP San Antonio will serve Kindergarten to 12th grade for the 2017-18 school year in six schools located in west and central San Antonio. KIPP San Antonio is growing to serve more than 9,000 students in 15 schools in San Antonio.

New KIPP schools open with a single grade level and then admit one additional grade level each year until reaching full enrollment.

Elementary Schools

  • KIPP Esperanza Dual Language Academy
  • K – 3rd
  • 239 Stark St., San Antonio, TX 78204
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  • KIPP Un Mundo Dual Language Academy
  • K – 4th
  • 4343 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78237
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Middle Schools

  • KIPP Aspire Academy
  • 5th – 8th
  • 239 Stark St., San Antonio, TX 78204
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  • KIPP Camino Academy
  • 5th – 8th
  • 4343 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78237
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  • KIPP Poder Academy
  • 5th – 6th
  • 128 S. Audubon, San Antonio, TX 78212
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High School

  • KIPP University Prep
  • 9th – 12th
  • 239 Stark St., San Antonio, TX 78204
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Do you provide transportation?

Yes, KIPP San Antonio offers free bus transportation from certain geographic locations. We have various bus stops in central locations that have been strategically selected to make it easy for families to attend our schools.

How do I apply for my student to attend KIPP San Antonio?

You can fill out the online application here or at any of our schools. You can also apply over the phone by calling 210.880.8080.

When is the deadline to apply for the 2017-18 school year?

Applications must be received by March 31, 2017, to be included in the lottery. Applications received after March 31, 2017, will be placed on the waiting list in the order in which they were received.

When will I find out if my student’s application was selected in the lottery?

After the lottery occurs on April 12, 2017, families will be notified via phone, mail, and/or email. There is no lottery event that parents must attend. Simply fill out the application and your application will be included in the lottery. No other action is necessary.

Are there admissions requirements at KIPP schools?

No, there are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.

What happens after I submit an application?

All applications received by March 31, 2017, will be placed in a lottery. If the number of children interested in a specific grade exceeds the number of seats available for that grade, names will be drawn through a lottery on April 12, 2017. Applications that are not selected in the lottery will be placed on a waiting list for that school year. If spaces become available, they will be filled from the applications on the waiting list.