BALTIMORE — KIPP Baltimore is relocating to an improved facility in West Baltimore. Construction for the new school will finish before the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.
The charter school is moving from its location on Greenspring Avenue to just three miles up the street at the former Walbrook High School. The larger building will house both the elementary and middle school.
The new space will have a number of amenities for students, including a performing arts center, expansive sports fields and a well-maintained HVAC system. It also has an interior courtyard allowing students to have natural lighting in their classrooms.
KIPP Baltimore serves students who come from low-income backgrounds and gives them the opportunity to pursue post-secondary education through rigorous college-prep coursework. The program creates a direct pipeline from primary to post-secondary education with partnerships with more than 90 universities across the nation.
Students who attend KIPP schools graduate college at three times the rate of students with a similar economic background, according to the school’s website. They achieve this by having counselors who help students through the application process and other things related to college.
Not only does the institution prepare students for college, but it also supports alumni with its KIPP Through College program.
The public charter school is now taking applications for its upcoming school year. Enrollment is tuition-free and open to any student living in Baltimore City.
KIPP Baltimore is part of the national Knowledge is Power Program which was created in 1994. The program has since expanded to over 200 school in 20 states and Washington D.C. For more information about KIPP Baltimore and enrollment, visit its website at https://www.kipp.org/ or call the school at 410-367-08