Who We Are
KIPP Heartwood Academy (Grades 5-8) is a public charter middle school located in San José.
Accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year!
Still accepting applications for the current school year
The mission of KIPP Heartwood Academy is to deepen the knowledge, skills, character, and intellectual habits our middle school students need to excel in college and to make positive change every single day.
KIPP has a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment to the work here.
2021 California Distinguished School
Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-2018 California Honor Roll
2010 National Blue Ribbon Award
Honor | Excellence | Absolute Determination | Responsibility | Team
Applications for the 2023-24 school year are 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 decisions will be sent to families via text and email.
Open Enrollment deadline: March 3, 2023
To submit an application or inquire about your status, please log in to your SchoolMint account at kippnorcal.schoolmint.net/.
Number of Students
Students of Color
Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch
Receive special education services
English language learners
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.
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.
The KIPP Forward team supports current students and alumni with their educational and career goals that fulfill their sense of purpose.