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Who We Are
KIPP Heritage Academy (Grades 5-8) is a public charter middle school located in San José. 

School Profile

Applications for the 2022-23 academic year are now open!  


Our mission is to develop the knowledge, skills and character in our students essential to thrive in life while maintaining their identities and connections to this community.

At KIPP Heritage, we embrace our histories as we build a brighter future in San José and beyond. We see greatness in every student, family, and community.

Our students will develop a deep awareness of themselves in order to be prepared to thrive in the world around us. Through a strong academic and enrichment program, students write and tell their stories, as well as listen to the stories of others with compassion. As our students develop a strong sense of self and acquire skills and content necessary to lead fulfilling lives, they will learn to advocate for themselves and their communities with humility and clarity. KIPP Heritage students will have a critical lens through which they are equipped to challenge inequitable systems of access, power, and privilege.

With this strong foundation of knowledge, skills, and character, KIPP Heritage students will be agents of positive change, empowered as authors of their own lives.

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


KIPP Heritage Academy is a public charter school open to all students in San José. KIPP Heritage was founded in 2014 and now educates students in fifth through eighth grades in partnership with the Franklin-McKinley School District.


2018 Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-18 California Honor Roll


Courage | Empathy | Drive | Joy

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood
Jaevon Reels, Student, KIPP Heritage Academy
KIPP Heritage is not only a place where students learn. It is a place students look forward to attending. Some call it a home away from home.

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2022-23 school year are now open for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Only applications that are received by the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered in the Lottery. Applications received after the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered on a first come first served basis. Lottery decision will be sent to families via text and email.

Open Enrollment deadline: February 17, 2022 

Lottery date: March 3, 2022 

Questions? Contact the school Office via phone 408-283-6260 or email at

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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.