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).
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 to the work here.
Apply here to enroll. Select KIPP Bridge for either the middle school or elementary school.
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.
Only applications submitted within the On-Time Application Period will be entered into the school’s lottery. All applications submitted after that will automatically go to the school’s waitlist.
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.
Number of Students
Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Receive special education services (2019-20 data)
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.
KIPP Through College
Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.