About KIPP Albany Charter Schools

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools (KIPP Albany) launched on July 1, 2020 as the new partnership between KIPP Tech Valley Charter Schools (KTV) and Albany Community Charter Schools (ACCS). KIPP Albany is a unified group of schools striving towards excellence in education in the Capital Region.

Located on the North and South End of Albany, KIPP Albany will serve 1,500 students in grades K-8 in the 2020-2021 school year. KIPP Albany is governed by a local Board of Directors focused on providing students with the tools they need to achieve choice-filled lives in college, career, and beyond.

KIPP Albany is affiliated with the KIPP Foundation, a national network of 242 college-preparatory public charter schools with a 25-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and in life. Across the country, 35% of KIPPsters earn a four-year college degree (three times the national average for low-income students) and a recent study released by Mathematica showed the impact of attending KIPP middle schools could erase the racial achievement gap in four-year college enrollment rates.

For students and families, KIPP Albany Community Public Schools will provide stronger instruction for Albany students. For teachers, KIPP Albany formalizes processes to share best practices, improves access to professional development, and facilitates the creation of more robust curricula. This presents an opportunity to build a stronger teacher and leader pipeline, which is important to the success of our students and to accelerate our growth. For our community, this provides an opportunity to leverage our collective strength to better partner and work with our community allies to better serve our families and support our Capital Region community.

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools is committed to ensuring every child grows up to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

Mission & Vision

Mission: Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose- college, career, and beyond- so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.

Vision: Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.