The First Day Of School is
Tuesday, August 16. 

KIPP Excelencia Community Prep (Grades TK-8) is a public charter elementary and middle school located in Redwood City.

Accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year!

Continue the KIPP journey at KIPP Esperanza High School!

The mission of KIPP Excelencia Community Prep is to inspire and empower all children so that they are successful through college and impact their communities.

KIPP is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment to the work here.

KIPP Excelencia Community Prep opened in 2015 when parents drove the efforts to help create a school where relationships are the cornerstone of what we do. Students at KIPP Excelencia develop love, gratitude, grit, zest, and curiosity every day through a rigorous and deeply conceptual learning experience that involves working with others. Our elementary and middle school students grow academically and socially as they climb the mountain to and through college.


Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-18 California Honor Roll


Zest | Grit | Curiosity | Gratitude | Love

Isiah Davis, KIPP SF College Prep alum
Isabel Ocampo, Parent, KIPP Excelencia
I knew my daughter deserved a school that would nurture her and would help her learn more. They are giving her the high quality education she deserves. She knows her teachers are teaching because they love their work. She has a wonderful connection with all of them, and that makes a difference.

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2022-23 school year are now open for TK – 8th. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application. If you have any questions, please visit us at our Office Hours: 8 am – 4 pm Monday-Friday or give us a call! (address and phone numbers are located above). 

School Tours

If you would like to sign up for a tour of our campus, please visit here. If you have any questions, please feel free to give us a call: 650-482-2428

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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.