KIPP New Orleans Schools (KNOS) is building an
influential network of tuition-free, open-enrollment, college-preparatory
public charter schools that empower students with the knowledge and character
traits to be lifelong learners and leaders. KNOS operates ten
high-performing schools on eight campuses, serving roughly 4,500 of our city’s
highest-needs students. Over the next several years, we aim to ultimately
grow to twelve schools, five primary, five middle and two high schools.
With rigorous academics, innovative teaching, and a motivating learning
environment, we are working to ensure that all of our students are prepared for
college and beyond. Although KIPP teachers come from a diverse set of
backgrounds, they all share the common goal of student success. KIPP
teachers display a “whatever it takes” attitude during the school day and are
available after school hours by cell phone. KIPP New Orleans Schools
embrace the spirit of our city with athletics, band, visual arts, or other fine
arts available at every school.
KIPP New Orleans Schools is associated with the national KIPP (Knowledge Is
Power Program) Network which recruits and trains school leaders to open KIPP
schools across the country. The KIPP network is rapidly growing. There
are currently 183 KIPP schools in 20 states and the District of Columbia
serving 70,000 students.