Thank you for your interest in KIPP Austin! KIPP Austin is a network of free, college-preparatory public charter schools that prepare students for success in college and in life.

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Outstanding educators, more time in school, a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum, and a strong culture of achievement and support help our students make significant academic gains. KIPP Austin schools are uniquely designed to not only teach academics, but also help develop important character traits.

Enrollment Process & Lottery

  • KIPP Austin schools are tuition-free, public schools that are open to all students.
  • For the 2017-18 school year, KIPP Austin is accepting applications for Kindergarten through 12th grade. There are no academic or behavioral requirements for enrollment.
  • Students must be 5 years old by September 1, 2017, in order to enroll in Kindergarten for the 2017-18 school year. Applications must be received by March 31, 2017, to be included in our lottery.
  • If we receive more applications than we have seats available, we will hold a lottery for the 2017-18 school year as required by law. Our lottery took place on April 12, 2017.
  • Students who apply after the lottery will be added to the waiting list in the order in which their application is received.
  • NOTE: We do not offer Pre-Kinder for our families for the moment. You can submit your child’s information on our portal and we will send you information on our schools as early as 3 years old but we do not currently offer seats for kids younger than 5.

“KIPP is a good opportunity. It’s a commitment between parents, children and those that educate them. KIPP is for all.”

– Miriam Janett Iturbe, KIPP Austin Parent

Open House Info Sessions

We encourage you to attend an Open House Information Session to learn more about KIPP Austin and speak directly with our teachers and school leaders. KIPP Austin’s school year is coming to an end in early June and therefore we will be starting open houses as the new academic school year begins. Stay posted for upcoming dates.