We are still accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year which starts in August! Apply now.

English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 

Learn more about KIPP Bridge Academy serving grades 5-8 on our campus.


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 to the work here.

Special Education at KIPP

All students are welcome at KIPP Bridge. KIPP Northern California provides high quality services for educating students with disabilities to prepare them for a successful transition to a fulfilling adult life. Learn more about the SPED Program.

School Hours: Monday – Friday
TK: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm  | 
K-4th: 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood
John Hughes, Parent, KIPP Bridge Academy
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.

Open Enrollment Information:

KIPP Bridge is proud to partner with Oakland Enrolls to help you choose the best Oakland public school 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 OaklandEnrolls.org!

The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 24, 2022. 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 already attend KIPP Bridge Rising, 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 – Cierra Stanford, 510.381.2849 or the Upper School – Daisy Padilla, 510.971.0482

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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 Forward

The KIPP Forward team supports current students and alumni with their educational and career goals that fulfill their sense of purpose.