KIPP Bridge will begin the year with 100% distance learning. Read more about our 2020 Reopening Plan.

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.

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 and select KIPP Bridge to apply to 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 now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 school year! Apply here

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

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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 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.

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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.

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Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders

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

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Safe & Structured Environments

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

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KIPP Through College

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