KIPP Columbus Campus

KIPP Columbus’ 125-acre, urban, state-of-the-art campus is located in northeast Columbus. Nearly 2,000 students (infant through high school) learn and grow here every day.

The campus is equipped with the latest technology to advance student learning, and flexible spaces enable superior programming, serving as a teaching and leadership lab for schools nationwide. The campus – dynamic, community-focused, and student-centered, is a multi-use education site and a national model for community development and academic excellence.

bird's eye-view of campus

The campus is comprised of:KIPP Columbus Elementary, KIPP Columbus Primary, KIPP Columbus Middle, KIPP Columbus High, the Battelle Environmental Center, the KIPP Columbus Early Learning Center, and the KIPP Athletics and Wellness Complex. The facilities reflect KIPP’s commitment to early childhood education, STEM programming, extracurricular experiences, and a deep partnership with the community to ensure that all children have an opportunity to succeed.

The architectural design and urban planning represented in the campus has been the recipient of numerous national and regional awards. The environment reflects our students’ potential and aspirations and creates the space for people to be their best.

Come to campus to learn more, or contact us today – it’s a special place with incredible people who are proving the possible in public education every day.

KIPP Building exterior

KIPP Columbus Early Learning Center

The YMCA of Central Ohio operates an Early Learning Center at KIPP Columbus Primary. There are four distinct developmental tracks for infants (6 weeks to 18 months), toddlers (18 months to 3 years), and Pre-Kindergarten classrooms for 3 and 4-year-olds. The program uses a variety of programs, curricula, and strategies to help students develop social and emotional skills necessary for success in Kindergarten and beyond.

To apply for the Early Learning Center at KIPP Columbus Primary, click here.
For more information, please contact the Early Learning Center at 614-706-3300 Ext. 4.

Battelle Environmental Center

Battelle Environmental Center

Thanks to the generosity of Battelle, The Battelle Environmental Center opened on the KIPP Columbus Campus in 2017. This Center has learning labs, a makerspace, demonstration areas, and a 3-mile nature path/preserve that is incorporated into the educational programming.

Through a partnership with the PAST Foundation, KIPP Columbus provides weekly STEM science programming to KIPPsters in grades K-12 as well as summer science camps for KIPP students and students throughout Central Ohio.

If you are interested in learning more, please call 614.263.6137 or email info@kippcolumbus.org

KIPP Columbus Athletics and Wellness Complex

KIPP Columbus Athletics and Wellness Complex

The KIPP Columbus Athletics and Wellness Complex will be a state of the art facility for hosting school and community athletics and wellness events. The complex will feature an artificial turf field, regulation size track and field, and a natural grass practice field on the lower grounds. The facility is complete with locker rooms, press boxes, stands for up to 600 guests, electronic scoreboard, and concessions. The complex is due to open in summer 2019.

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  • KIPPsters getting lunch from the dining commons at KCH
    KIPPsters getting lunch from the dining commons at KCH
  • KCH KIPPsters walk through a hall at KCH.
    KCH KIPPsters in the dining commons at KCH.
  • KIPPster in a science lab at KCH
    KIPPster in a science lab at KCH
  • KIPPsters in the Wexner Commons of KCH
    KIPPsters in the Wexner Commons of KCH
  • Looking into the dining commons from the courtyard at KCE.
    Looking into the dining commons from the courtyard at KCE.
  • A KIPPster writing observations about the environment
    A KIPPster writing observations about the environment
  • KIPPsters on a walk in their stroller on campus
    KIPPsters on a walk in their stroller on campus
  • YMCA Team member with a ELC KIPPster
    YMCA Team member with a ELC KIPPster
  • KIPPsters play with musical instruments at the ELC
    KIPPsters play with musical instruments at the ELC
  • Battelle Environmental Center
    A mile long nature path connects the natural habitats
  • KIPPsters explore water habitats on campus
    KIPPsters explore water habitats on campus
  • KIPPsters during a STEM lesson in the Battelle Environmental Center.
    KIPPsters during a STEM lesson in the Battelle Environmental Center
  • The interior of the Battelle Environmental Center.
    The interior of the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • A KIPPster preparing her underwater robot during a PAST Foundation STEM summer camp.
    A KIPPster preparing her underwater robot during a PAST Foundation STEM summer camp.
  • KIPPsters during a PAST Foundation STEM summer camp exploring the nature on campus.
    KIPPsters during a PAST Foundation STEM summer camp exploring the nature on campus.
  • Another viewpoint of the back of the Battelle Environmental Center.
    Aerial view of the back of the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • A KIPPster exploring fall leaves in the Battelle Environmental Center.
    A KIPPster exploring fall leaves in the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • Aerial view of the back of the Battelle Environmental Center.
    Another viewpoint of the back of the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • Tech set up in the center.
    Tech set up in the center.
  • KIPPsters exploring in the center.
    KIPPsters exploring in the center.
  • Grand opening celebration of the Battelle Environmental Center in August, 2017 with Dr. Wadsworth, former CEO of Battelle.
    2.tGrand opening celebration of the Battelle Environmental Center in August, 2017 with Dr. Wadsworth, former CEO of Battelle.
  • Entrance to the Battelle Environmental Center.
    1.tEntrance to the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • KIPPsters exploring the nature on campus.
    KIPPsters exploring the nature on campus.
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  • The view of KCH from the courtyard on the first day the building opened for students in August, 2017.
    The view of KCH from the courtyard on the first day the building opened for students in August, 2017
  • A classroom at KCH.
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  • The dining commons at KCH, offering multiple choices daily for lunch and flexible seating for KIPPsters.
    KCH KIPPsters in the dining commons at KCH.
  • KCH at sunset as viewed from the KIPP Columbus Middle parking lot.
    KCH at sunset as viewed from the KIPP Columbus Middle parking lot.
  • KIPPsters work on classwork at KCH.
    KIPPsters work on classwork at KCH.
  • The courtyard at KCH during the KIPP Columbus Team & Family Barbeque.
    The courtyard at KCH during the KIPP Columbus Team & Family Barbeque.
  • The dance studio at KCH during a workshop from the Harlem Dance Company.
    The dance studio at KCH during a workshop from the Harlem Dance Company.
  • KCH KIPPsters in the dining commons at KCH.
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  • KIPP Alumni from the founding class of 2008 in front of KIPP Columbus High (KCH).
    KIPP Alumni from the founding class of 2008 in front of KIPP Columbus High (KCH).
  • The front of KIPP Columbus Middle (KCM). KCM shares a building with KCE.
    The front of KIPP Columbus Middle (KCM). KCM shares a building with KCE
  • KIPPsters on the construction site of KCM.
    KIPPsters on the construction site of KCM.
  • A KIPPster reads in the grove of KCM overlooking the courtyard.
    A KIPPster reads in the grove of KCM overlooking the courtyard.
  • KIPPsters play kickball during gym class at KCM.
    KIPPsters play kickball during gym class at KCM.
  • KIPPsters during a math class at KCM.
    KIPPsters during a math class at KCM.
  • The path that connects KCM to the Battelle Environmental Center.
    The path that connects KCM to the Battelle Environmental Center.
  • KIPPsters play on the low ropes course on the KCM playground.
    KIPPsters play on the low ropes course on the KCM playground.
  • KIPPsters reading on couches in a grove at KCM overlooking the courtyard.
    KIPPsters reading on couches in a grove at KCM overlooking the courtyard.
  • The front of KCM with a rainbow.
    The front of KCM with a rainbow.
  • KIPPsters having class in the courtyard at KCM.
    KIPPsters having class in the courtyard at KCM.
  • A KIPPster raising her hand in class at KCM overlooking the back of KCM.
    A KIPPster raising her hand in class at KCM overlooking the back of KCM.
  • The outdoor amphitheater at KCM.
    The outdoor amphitheater at KCM.
  • KIPPsters on the carpet at KIPP Columbus Elementary (KCE).
    KIPPsters on the carpet at KIPP Columbus Elementary (KCE).
  • KIPPsters playing outside on the playground at KCE.
    KIPPsters playing outside on the playground at KCE.
  • The view to the entrance of the KIPP Columbus campus from the entrance of KCE.
    The view to the entrance of the KIPP Columbus campus from the entrance of KCE.
  • A KCE KIPPster in class.
    A KCE KIPPster in class.
  • A KCE KIPPster on the playground.
    A KCE KIPPster on the playground.
  • A KIPPster walking through the lunch line at the Harvest at KCE.
    A KIPPster walking through the lunch line at the Harvest at KCE.
  • KIPPsters walking through the hallway at KCE.
    KIPPsters walking through the hallway at KCE.
  • The front of the KCE building which is shared with KIPP Columbus Middle (KCM). KCE is to the right and KCM is to the left.
    The front of the KCE building which is shared with KIPP Columbus Middle (KCM). KCE is to the right and KCM is to the left.
  • The Dining Commons at KCE.
    The Dining Commons at KCE.
  • KCE has a gym where KIPPsters practice yoga, mindfulness, and have their gym classes.
    KCE has a gym where KIPPsters practice yoga, mindfulness, and have their gym classes.
  • A KIPPster welcoming you to KCE.
    A KIPPster welcoming you to KCE.
  • KIPPsters reading in the outdoor amphitheater at KCE
    KIPPsters reading in the outdoor amphitheater at KCE
  • A KCE KIPPster outside on the playground.
    A KCE KIPPster outside on the playground.
  • Martin Luther King III reading his book to KIPPsters in a grove at KCP.
    Martin Luther King III reading his book to KIPPsters in a grove at KCP.
  • A small group of KIPPsters with an INSPIRE Teaching Fellow during literacy rotations.
    A small group of KIPPsters with an INSPIRE Teaching Fellow during literacy rotations.
  • KIPPsters during a lesson at KCP.
    KIPPsters during a lesson at KCP.
  • The outdoor playground at KCP with KIPPsters playing during recess.
    The outdoor playground at KCP with KIPPsters playing during recess.
  • The entrance of KCP.
    The entrance of KCP.
  • A KIPPster visiting KCP during construction.
    A KIPPster visiting KCP during construction.
  • The first grade grove at KCP. Each classroom has a garage door and is able to use the flexible space for whole group activities.
    The first grade grove at KCP. Each classroom has a garage door and is able to use the flexible space for whole group activities
  • A construction hat during the construction of KCP.
    A construction hat during the construction of KCP.
  • A first grade classroom at KCP.
    A first grade classroom at KCP.
  • A KIPPster playing on the playground at KCP.
    A KIPPster playing on the playground at KCP.
  • A family walks into KCP
    A family walks into KCP
  • Athletics complex
    Athletics complex
  • A KIPPster coloring in a grove at KCP.
    A KIPPster coloring in a grove at KCP.
  • A KIPPster stands in front of KIPP Columbus Primary (KCP) on their first day of school.
    A KIPPster stands in front of KIPP Columbus Primary (KCP) on their first day of school.
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    KIPPsters grow their own gardens and make observations throughout the process at the ELC.
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    A KIPPster hatched a chicken at the ELC during a science lesson.
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    A ELC KIPPster at the Team & Family Barbeque.
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    KIPPster playing outside of the ELC.
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    The Early Learning Center, in partnership with the YMCA of Central Ohio, serves the youngest KIPPsters on our campus – ages 6 weeks – pre-kindergarten.
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    KIPPster and a family member entering the Early Learning Center (ELC).

 

 

 

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