KIPP Prize Preparatory (Grades 5-8) is a public charter middle school located in San José.
Accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year!
Still accepting applications for the current school year
At KIPP Prize we know that the prize will not be given to us. We have to earn it. We know that some of the most competitive and robust opportunities in life and career exist in our own backyard, and we prepare our students to be able to access those opportunities. We provide a rigorous literacy-based, college prep curriculum combined with an emphasis on personalized learning, character, and a diverse range of cultural and enrichment experiences to enable our students to access the opportunities in the Silicon Valley and beyond.
We believe that an excellent school is built when a thriving student and staff culture work in tandem, to climb the mountain to college. The journey to college-readiness, has its challenges. In partnership with our engaged and active families, we persist by approaching each day of each year with joy and love, drawing on our most joyful and creative moments and keeping our eyes on the prize of our choice.
KIPP has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment here.
Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-18 California Honor Roll Recipient
Persistence | Resilience | Integrity | Zest | Excellence
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.
Applications for the 2023-24 school year are open 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: February 16, 2023
To submit an application or inquire about your status, please log in to your SchoolMint account at kippnorcal.schoolmint.net/.
Questions? Contact the school Operations Manager, Lupita Lugo via phone 408.251.5600 or email at email@example.com
Number of Students
Students of Color
Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Receive special education services
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.
Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.
Strength of Character
We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.
Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders
We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.
Safe & Structured Environments
Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.
The KIPP Forward team supports current students and alumni with their educational and career goals that fulfill their sense of purpose.