KIPP Columbus

A few highlights about the impact of the KIPP Columbus program:

  • 100% of our two classes of seniors (class of 2020 and 2021) graduated on track and on time (with 100% accepted to college and/or military service, earning nearly $40 million in scholarships)
  • Top urban school in the state of Ohio for academic growth based on state assessments.
  • Ranked in the top 5 schools (out of nearly 3,400) in Ohio for academic growth.
  • Four-time Ohio Department of Education “Momentum Award” recipient for receiving all “A’s” for Student Academic Growth.
  • 11 straight years of excellent and clean audits.

The incredible teachers and leaders of KIPP Columbus inspire these impressive achievements and through a safe, structured, and supportive learning environment, the KIPP team works relentlessly to ensure every child can be their best.

With a mission to create and sustain the highest quality school system, KIPP Columbus has maintained excellence in its growth and will continue to prove what is possible in public education.

KIPP Students

KIPP Columbus is part of a national network of free, open enrollment, public schools. Founded in 2008 in the Linden neighborhood in northeast Columbus – KIPP Columbus began with 50 students in fifth grade and has expanded to educate more than 2,000 students infant – high school. With nearly 2,000 students on the waiting list KIPP Columbus will grow to educate nearly 4,000 students in the coming years with an expansion of the current campus underway. 

KIPP Student

The KIPP Approach

High Expectations

KIPP schools have clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct in order to create and reinforce 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

Success in life depends on both academics and character. We help students foster character strengths that are essential for their own success and well-being. And we empower them to express their voice with power and to improve the world around them.

Safe, Structured and Nurturing Environments

Students need physical and emotional safety to take risks and learn from their successes and mistakes. Our schools provide a safe, structured and nurturing environment with minimal distractions and more time for both academics and extracurriculars, so our students love school and maximize learning.

Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders

Great schools require great teachers and school leaders, and of course, great students. At KIPP Columbus, we empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in ongoing training to help them grow as professionals.

KIPP Forward

Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate college’s social, academic and financial challenges.

Community Partners

Partnerships are essential for student success, and strong schools help create strong communities. Parents, families and the 100+ community organizations that help bring KIPP’s mission to life every day. Team and Family.