Mission

The mission of KIPP Heartwood Academy is to deepen in the students of East San Jose the knowledge, skills, character, and intellectual habits needed to excel in college and to make positive change every single day.

Honors

Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-2018 California Honor Roll

Values

Honor | Excellence | Absolute Determination | Responsibility | Team

School Profile

When I drop my girls off at school, or come to help the teachers, I can see that everyone is working together to help one another. Those are the same values I hold for my own family, and I have such confidence in KIPP to give my daughters the education I never had. With KIPP, I know that their dreams are possible. I will see my girls complete college and become whatever they want to be in the world.

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2020-21 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Open Enrollment Deadline is Thursday, February 27, 2020.
Lottery will be held on Thursday, March 5, 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.

Student Community

415

Number of Students

5–8

Grades Served


98%
Students of Color

82%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

7%

Receive special education services

22%

English language learners
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.