KIPP Bridge Rising continues with distance learning until further notice! Visit our distance learning & online learning tools pages for more information and support. 

Applications for the 2021-22 school year are now OPEN! 


The mission of KIPP Bridge Rising is to develop the academic knowledge, skills, and character traits necessary for students to achieve success in the finest high schools and colleges, and to lead choice filled lives.

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

Welcome to KIPP Bridge Rising!

We are dedicated to the safety and education of our students. For more information please visit our distance learning and online learning tools pages. You can also call us directly to get more information.

School Profile

Learn more about KIPP Bridge Academy for Grades 5-8.

School applications open November 16, 2020 for the 2021-2022 school year. Be sure to apply by the February 5, 2021 deadline!

KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School are proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you choose the best Oakland public school – district or charter – for your child. KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School are public schools, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Get started now at and don’t forget to apply by the February 5, 2021 deadline! 

The application deadline for KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School for the 2021-2022 school year is February 5, 2021.

Applications received by this deadline will be included in our public lottery, held on March 10, 2021. On Thursday, March 11, 2021 you will see your charter school lottery results (OFFER or WAITLIST) in your online student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT or DECLINE an offer.

The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 25, 2021. If you do not accept by this date, your charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists but may only accept an offer at one school.    

If you miss the February 5, 2021 application deadline, you will still be able to submit an online application for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications submitted after the February 5, 2021 deadline will be considered a Late Application – you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools, and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. 

If you already attend KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School, you do not need to apply to attend again next year. 

For more information about enrollment at KIPP Bridge Rising and KIPP Bridge Upper School, please contact Lower School (TK-4) at (510) 929-0437 or the Upper School (5-8) at (510) 543-0078. 

I’m excited to send my elementary student to KIPP. I’m confident she’ll get the skills needed to succeed in college and beyond, and that my children will one day grow up to change the world.

John Hughes, Parent, KIPP Bridge Academy

Enrollment Information

KIPP Bridge Rising is now accepting applications for the 2021-202 school year! Apply online.

Please call the KIPP Bridge Rising office for more details at (510)929-0437. Want to learn more about our school before you apply? Need more information about our enrollment process?

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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.