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

Accepting applications for the 2022-23 academic year!

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Mission
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.

Honors

2021 California Distinguished School
Top Bay Area Public Schools for Underserved Students
2017-2018 California Honor Roll
2010 National Blue Ribbon Award

Values

Honor | Excellence | Absolute Determination | Responsibility | Team

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood
Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP Heartwood
When I drop my girls off at school, or come to help the teachers, I can see that everyone is working together to help one another. Those are the same values I hold for my own family, and I have such confidence in KIPP to give my daughters the education I never had. With KIPP, I know that their dreams are possible. I will see my girls complete college and become whatever they want to be in the world.

Enrollment Information

Accepting applications for the 2022-23 school year for Grades 5-8. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Student Community

426

Number of Students

5–8

Grades Served


99%
Students of Color

76%

Eligible for free or reduced-price lunch

8%

Receive special education services

24%

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.

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.