KIPP Bridge campus will be closed until further notice but we are still teaching! Visit our distance learning & online learning tools pages for more information and support. 

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now OPEN! 

Who we are
KIPP Bridge Academy is a public charter school located in West Oakland. Our campus houses an elementary school(TK-4) and a middle school(5-8). 

Mission
The mission of KIPP Bridge Academy is to develop in our elementary and middle school students the academic knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for students to achieve success in the finest high schools and colleges, and to lead choice filled lives.

Vision
The vision of KIPP Bridge Academy is to provide all students with an outstanding education that emphasizes critical thinking, reading, and writing. This education, along with the promotion of excellent citizenship and the appreciation of diversity, will develop college-bound community leaders.

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

School Profile

Apply here to enroll for the current (2020-21) school year and select KIPP Bridge for either the middle school or elementary school.

I’m excited to send my elementary student to KIPP. I’m confident she’ll get the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond, and that my children will one day grow up to change the world.

John Hughes, Parent, KIPP Bridge Academy

Enrollment Information

KIPP Bridge Academy is accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year! Apply online.

Need more information about our enrollment process? Please call the KIPP Bridge Academy office for more details at 510.543.0078 or email info@kippbridge.org.

School applications open November 16, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to apply by the February 5, 2021 deadline!

KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School are proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you choose the best Oakland public school – district or charter – for your child. KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School are public schools, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at OaklandEnrolls.org and don’t forget to apply by the February 5, 2021 deadline! 

The application deadline for KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year is February 5, 2021.

Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on March 10, 2021. On Thursday, March 11, 2021 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 25, 2021. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.    

If you miss the February 5, 2021 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications submitted after the February 5, 2021 deadline will be considered a Late Application – you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. 

If you already attend KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School, you do not need to apply to attend again next year. 

For more information about enrollment at KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School, please contact Lower School (TK-4) at (510) 929-0437 or the Upper School (5-8) at (510) 543-0078. 

Student Community

2002

School Founded

TK–8

Grades Served


276
Number of Students

79%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

15%

Receive special education services (2019-20 data)

19%

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. 

preschool

High Expectations

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.

middle school

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.

great teachers

Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders

We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

elementary school

Safe & Structured Environments

Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.

college prep

KIPP Through College

Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.