Charter schools are free, open-enrollment public schools of choice. The "charter" establishing each school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success.
Massachusetts charter schools report to the MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and are required to produce positive academic results and adhere to the charter contract. The basic concept of charter schools is that they allow increased autonomy in return for this accountability.
KIPP Academy Boston Middle School will serve 5th and 6th grade students in academic year 2013-2014. The school will grow by a grade each year until it reaches full 5th – 8th grade capacity.
To learn more about the other schools in the KIPP Massachusetts network, visit our regional FAQ page.
We do not select or deny admissions on the basis of prior academic or behavioral record, race, creed, class, handicap, or any other factor. Our students, like all charter school students in MA, are selected by blind lottery, which is an entirely random drawing of names out of a hat.
KIPP Academy Boston Middle School is open to all students who live within the Boston city limits, with a focus on the Mattapan and Dorchester neighborhoods.If your child is currently in 4th grade, he or she is eligible for the lottery for 5th grade seats in school year 2013-2014. If not selected in the random lottery, your child will be placed on the waiting list.
The KIPP Academy Boston lottery for 5th grade seats will take place in the spring of 2013 (Location to be determined).
To enroll your child in the KIPP Academy Boston lottery, download and fill out the application below:
or contact email@example.com. KAB applications must be mailed or physically turned in at 215 Forest Hills Street in Jamaica Plain.
If you are looking for eligibility information for KIPP Academy Lynn Middle School or KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, please visit our ENROLL section.
We receive funding from three sources: State funds, Federal funds, and Private funds. The amount of funding received through state and local grants is the same amount the public school system receives. It is based on a per-pupil allocation established by the state government. Because we offer more time and resources than public schools do, KIPP Massachusetts must raise additional money through private donations.
Our financial plan shows that all 5 of our schools will be 97% sustainable on public funding when at full enrollment.
Charter schools are public schools. All mainstream public schools receive state and federal funding based on a per-student calculation. When a child leaves for a charter school the money follows that child. Charter schools do not take money from public schools; they provide new educational alternatives within the public school system using public dollars.