KIPP Memphis

KIPP Memphis Collegiate Schools (KMCS) is part of the KIPP non-profit network of college-preparatory, public charter schools. There are currently over 200 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia educating nearly 80,000 students in elementary, middle, and high school. Our schools are part of the free public school system and enrollment is open to all students. As a national network, KIPP has a 20-year track record of helping students in educationally underserved communities develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths they need for success in college and life. KIPP Memphis began with one school in 2002; Today, we operate seven schools – three Elementary, three Middle, & one High school educating nearly 3,000 students in North Memphis and South Memphis.

Structure & Support

More Time Learning 

KIPP knows that in school, as in life, reaching big goals takes time and effort. That’s why KIPP schools feature an extended school day and longer calendar year. With this additional time, KIPP schools help students catch up to their peers, acquire essential academic knowledge and skills, and become prepared for college and career choices.

KIPP’s longer day also allows time for children to experience key extracurricular programs such as art, music, and physical education. This not only increases the joy factor of the school day, it also fosters the development of lifelong passions.

Part of Something Bigger

KMCS builds a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, KMCS helps all students climb the mountain to and through college.