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Who We Are
KIPP Bayview Academy (grades 5-8) is a public charter middle school located in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. 

Mission
To help develop our middle school students into critical thinkers and change-makers who possess the academic foundations, social-emotional skills, and sociopolitical consciousness necessary to succeed at top-performing colleges and to lead meaningful, productive, and choice-filled lives.

Vision
The vision of KIPP Bayview Academy is to provide all students with an outstanding education. This education focuses on traditional academic excellence, citizenship, the appreciation of diversity, a desire to pursue higher education, and a will to transform our communities and world for the better.

KIPP has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment here.

Honors
2017-2018 California Honor Roll

Values
Advocacy | Authenticity | Awareness | Community | Growth | Love

Special Education at KIPP

All students are welcome! We recognize the unique needs of each student and design high quality and specialized programs that enable each student to fully participate in their school community and the world at large. Special education services are available at all KIPP schools. Learn more about the SPED Program.

Mental Health & Wellness

KIPP Northern California aims to provide high-quality, client-centered, and culturally responsive mental health services designed to support students with varying levels of need. All students should have access to quality mental health services and as such, all services are free to students and provided regardless of insurance in order to reduce barriers to mental health care, meet students where they are at, and challenge mental health stigma. Learn more about our Mental Health and Wellness Program

Enrollment Information

We are accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year for grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Only applications that are received by the open enrollment deadline will be considered in the lottery. Applications received after the open enrollment deadline will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Lottery decisions will be sent to families via text and email.

Open enrollment deadline: March 7, 2024

If you already attend KIPP Bayview Academy, you do not need to apply to attend again next year.

To submit an application directly online or inquire about your status, please log in to your SchoolMint account at kippnorcal.schoolmint.net/.

Want to learn more about our school before you apply? 

Visit our school. We welcome all prospective students and their families to visit our school during our upcoming open houses, which are Wednesdays 7:30-8:30am. Call 415.467.2522 to RSVP.

Give us a call. Contact our school via phone 415.467.2522 or email at denisse.garcia@kippbayview.org

Student Community

256

Number of Students

5–8

Grades Served


98%
Students of Color

67%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

16%

Receive special education services

18%

English language learners
What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our middle school prepares students for success in college and opportunity in life.

Sense of Belonging

KIPP provides a positive, supportive, and anti-racist learning environment where all students are known, respected, and empowered. 

  • 100% of our schools prioritize social-emotional learning through a Multi-Tiered System of Supports; 100% of our schools have mental health counselors, which is available to all students irrespective of insurance status

Academic Excellence

KIPP fosters a culture of academic excellence and intellectual curiosity through individualized instruction that meets the learning needs of every student. 

  • KIPP Northern California high schools are ranked in the top 5% of public high schools in the country, according to US News & World Report 
  • 59% of KIPP students meet or exceed California State academic standards for English Language Arts (compared to 50% across the state)
  • 47% of KIPP students meet or exceed California State academic standards for Math (compared to 39% across the state) *2021 results
  • Award winning schools, for example: 9 California Distinguished School Awards, 2 National Blue Ribbon Awards, among others 

Family & Community Partnerships

KIPP partners with families and local organizations in their communities to support healthy development for children. 

  • KIPP partners with community organizations including: El Concilio California, YMCA, Community Partnerships for Families of San Joaquin, Housing Authority of San Joaquin, Boys & Girls Club, College Track, Bayview Hunters’ Point Clinic, among many others

Developing Leaders of Color

KIPP creates a sense of belonging and fortifies the positive racial identity of emerging leaders of color at our schools.

  • 83% of our executive team, 59% of our school principals, and 62% of our teachers identify as people of color 

College and Career Guidance

KIPP works with high school students and 4,000 alumni each year on a path to college, career, and beyond. 

  • Over time, 89% of all KIPP Northern California high school students have matriculated to college and progressive pathways
  • Our alumni graduate college at four times the rate of their peers

Becoming Anti-Racist 

We embed anti-racism into the core of who we are and what we do. 

  • We seek to disrupt racial and socio-economic inequities in access and outcomes so that ALL of our students, families, and alumni thrive
  • The pandemic has disproportionately affected the academic and socio-emotional progress of students like ours, especially Black students, students who qualify for specialized services, and multilingual learners 
  • To ensure we are designing for success at the margins, we are implementing a set of strategies to expand an equitable funding model for students who have an individualized education plan (IEP) and/or are multilingual learners, and schools with large populations of students in these groups