May your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven
Matthew 5:16

KIPP Philosophers Academy is a tuition-free, college-preparatory public charter middle school that opened in summer 2012 in South Los Angeles. KIPP Philosophers Academy educates over 300 students in grades 5 – 8.

The mission of KIPP Philosophers Academy is to provide scholars with an excellent, well-rounded education so they are able to develop their own success in high school, college, and beyond with the ultimate goal of taking their knowledge and putting it into practice to impact their communities in a long lasting and positive way.

KPA Vision Statement

Through the collaborative efforts of home, school staff and self, scholars will acquire the social and academic skills necessary to thrive in high school, college and beyond!

KIPP Philosophers Academy’s values are grit, zest, grace, truth, and love.

For the agendas and minutes from KIPP LA Schools’ public board meetings, please go to this link.

8300 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, Ca 90001

School Hours
M: 7:30 am- 1:30 pm
Tu-F: 7:30 am-4:00 pm

Office Hours
8:00 am-4:00pm

Churches we fellowship with are:

Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church
224 West California Street
Ontario, CA 71762

United In Christ Baptist Church
13580 Nomwaket Road,
Apple Valley, CA 92307

Emmanuel Temple CME Church
17288 Stoddard Wells Road
Victorville, CA 92393

Prosperity Baptist Church
6006 South Main Street
Los Angeles, CA 90003

Devine Favor Missionary Baptist Church
8211 South Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90001