Why KMAM?

KIPP Memphis Academy Middle, part of a national network of college-preparatory, public charter schools, serves students in 5th grade through 8th grade. Our school is rooted in the deep belief that all students, regardless of background, deserve access to an excellent education.

 
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focus on 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.

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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. 

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Safe & Structured Environment

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.

 
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HIGHLY EFFECTIVE TEACHERS

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

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PATH TO COLLEGE

Not only are students learning about college in 5th grade, they also have the opportunity to attend KIPP Memphis Collegiate High. Starting in 9th grade, 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.

 

Beyond the Classroom

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Team & Family

KMAM values strong relationships between students and staff above all else. We provide a safe and nurturing culture where students feel not only protected, but also comfortable expressing their ideas and opinions. We utilize a range of strategies (including restorative justice, social-emotional learning, and peer mediators) to help foster a positive school culture.

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THE WHOLE CHILD

KMAM employees agree we have the best kids in the nation and we make sure they know just how great they are. Our arts, sports, technology and other extracurricular programs help students build confidence by exploring different interests and gaining a whole community of advocates.

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GLOBAL CITIZENS

KMAM is dedicated to empowering students to become the leaders of tomorrow, both in the classroom and out. Our students become role models to their peers and in their communities, and gain the confidence they need to succeed to and through college and beyond.

Proud Parents
& Alum

 

 

 

 

 
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"Before my son came to KMAM, he was reading at the kindergarten level. Now you can't get him to put down a book, and he's reading on his grade level. I'm grateful for the way his teachers inspired him."

- Ms. Jackson, President of KMAM PTO

 

 

ELIJAH LAING, alum & white station freshman

"I could not imagine being prepared for high school without KMAM's support. It is where I really learned how to write and read like a college student. The teachers there are literally my family and I met my best friends there. I felt totally at home at KMAM."

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