The mission of KIPP San Francisco College Preparatory is to prepare all students with the academic skills, knowledge, and strength of character to succeed in college and in the competitive world beyond. Through a rigorous college-prep curriculum that emphasizes critical thinking, analytical writing, and public speaking, students will be empowered to take ownership of their own education and achieve success not only as students, but also as active citizens engaged in their communities.


KIPP San Francisco College Prep is a free, open-enrollment, public charter school open to all students in San Francisco. The high school opened in the fall of 2013 and is now preparing to graduate its third cohort of students this June.


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School Profile

As I walk across the stage with my college diploma, I am going to be very grateful for everyone who helped me along the way. KIPP is like my second family.

Patrick Silva, Student, KIPP San Francisco College Prep

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open. You can submit your online application for this and next academic year, click here to apply. You may also complete a paper application and submit it in person at the SFCP office. Download here: English | Spanish

Open Enrollment Deadline is Friday, January 24, 2020.
Lottery will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020. 

Only applications that are received by the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered in the Lottery. Applications received after the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered on a first come first served basis. Lottery decision will be sent to families via text and email.

Want to learn more about our school before you apply?

Take a school tour. We welcome all prospective students and their families to come tour our school. Please call(415)-940-3676 to schedule a tour.

Give us a call. Contact school Operations Manager, Angelica Young via phone 415.940.3676 or email at angelica.young@kippsfcp.org

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What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunity in life.

High Expectations

Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces 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

We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.

Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders

We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Safe & Structured Environments

Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.

KIPP Through College

Counselors support students as they prepare for college and career, and navigate social, academic, and financial challenges while in college.