Now accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year!

Learn more about KIPP Bridge Rising serving grades TK-4 on our campus.

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). 

English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at

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.

Learn | Belong | Grow

Apply here to enroll directly online. Select KIPP Bridge for either the middle school or elementary school.
Interested in a campus tour?

Visit the school and ask a KIPP Bridge team member your questions. Call (510) 543-0078 to schedule a tour.

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

Nyara Tomlinson, KIPP King alum
John Hughes, Parent, KIPP Bridge Academy
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.

Enrollment Information

KIPP Bridge Academy is accepting applications for the 2024-2025 school year! Apply directly online.


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

KIPP Bridge Academy is proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you choose the best Oakland public charter school for your child. KIPP Bridge Academy is a public school, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at!

The application deadline for KIPP Bridge Academy for the 2024-2025 school year is February 16, 2024.

Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on March 6. On Wednesday, March 6, 2024 you will see your charter school lottery results OFFER or WAITLIST in your online Oakland Enrolls Schoolmint student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

Once you accept an offer, offers from other Oakland charter schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.    

If you miss the February 16, 2024 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2024-2025 school year. Charter school applications submitted after the February 16, 2024 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 Academy, you do not need to apply to attend again next year. 

For more information about enrollment at KIPP Bridge Academy please contact the Lower School – Tiffany Barber, 510.381.2849 or the Upper School – Daisy Padilla, 510.914.4755.

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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. 


High school students 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


Elementary School studentsAcademic 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 

Charter school communityFamily & 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

High school teacher and studentsDeveloping 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 

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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

Oakland charter middle school studentsBecoming 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