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Who We Are
KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory (Grades 9-12) is a public charter high school located in the Bayview district.

Mission
To prepare all students with the academic skills, knowledge, and strength of character to succeed in college and in the competitive world beyond. Through a rigorous, college-preparatory curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, analytical writing, and public speaking, students will be empowered to take ownership of their own education and achieve success not only as students, but also as active citizens engaged in their communities.

Vision
SFCP cultivates facilitators of healing who work together to dismantle systems of oppression through the discovery of self and the development of empathy for others.

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

Honors
#10 SF Metro Area High School – 2022 US News and World Report
Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students

Values
Excellence | Grit | Community | Joy

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

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood
Deo Agustin, Parent, KIPP Prize
I feel proud of our school leaders, teachers, students and parents who work hard everyday to make sure our children have the best education. Yes, we all work as a team! We have great communication lines between school and home to hear and speak about our children’s performances and needs.

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are open for Grades 9-12. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application. You may also complete a paper application and submit it in person at the SFCP office. Download here: English | Spanish

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 9, 2023

To submit an application 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?

Take a school tour. We welcome all prospective students and their families to come tour our school. Please call the school to schedule a time.

Give us a call. Contact school Operations Manager, Angelica Young via phone 415.643.6951 or email at angelica.young@kippsfcp.org

Student Community

392

Number of Students

9–12

Grades Served


98%
Students of Color

83%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

17%

Receive special education services

23%

English language learners
What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our free public charter schools prepare 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