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School Profile

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open! 

For an overview of our school program, watch this informational video.

The mission of KIPP King Collegiate High School is to foster the academic skills, the critical consciousness and the cultural competence to build a more equitable community.

KIPP has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment here.

Named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., KIPP King opened in the fall of 2007. The school is a free public charter school open to all students and focused on preparing young people for college and choice-filled lives. 95 percent of our students matriculate to college. Upon graduating from KIPP King, all students will have the wisdom, habits of mind, and commitment of heart to be change agents in their communities.


#17 Best High School in California – 2020 US News and World Report
#3 Best High School in SF Bay Metro Area – 2020 US News and World Report 
9/10 Great Schools 2020 Rating 
2017-18 California Honor Roll
2019 California Distinguished School
2018 & 2019 Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students


Humanity | Wisdom | Courage | Justice

I had some amazing educators at KIPP King. KIPP says to and through college. My KIPP college counselor knew all of my goals, all of my passions. KIPP kept its word.

Brianti Williams, KIPP King Alum & Current KIPP Teacher

Enrollment Information

To submit an application or inquire about your status on the waitlist, please login to SchoolMint account at For an overview of our school program, watch this informational video.

Questions? Contact the school Operations team at

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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.