We do things differently.
At KIPP Dallas-Fort Worth Public Schools (KIPP DFW), we believe in the potential of every child. Our schools are designed to prepare our students for success in college and in life.
We set 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.
Highly Effective Teachers and Leaders
Great schools require great teachers and school leaders. We empower our educators to lead school teams, and we invest in training to help them grow as professionals.
Safe, Structured, and Nurturing Environments
Students need physical and emotional safety in order to take risks and learn from their successes and their 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 their learning.
KIPP Through College
Our counselors and advisors support students as they prepare for and select the right college and career for their needs and interests. After high school, we help KIPP alumni navigate the social, academic, and financial challenges they might encounter while in college.
Our Mission & Vision
KIPP DFW is a public charter school network located in southern Dallas that is free and open to all students. Part of the national Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP) network of over 200 high-performing public charter schools, KIPP DFW’s mission is to equip students from educationally under-resourced communities with the knowledge, skills, and character development needed to succeed in college and careers in order to positively impact our community.
We envision that KIPP DFW will have a transformational impact on the city of Dallas-Fort Worth. It will prove what is possible to city leaders and education entities and set an example of excellence that can be emulated in other public school districts. It is our goal that KIPP DFW students will serve as role models to their families and communities. We aspire for our college graduates to return to their communities, give back and demonstrate the impact that education has had on their own lives.