Grades: Launching with K and 1 in Fall of 2022!

Address: 1107 Holloway Street, Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 973-0285 Fax: (919) 973-0692

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Principal

Kendal Grier

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About KIPP Durham Elementary

Founded in 2022, KIPP Durham Elementary School is a free, non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory public charter school providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to K-1 Grade students in Durham. The school will grow a grade a year to eventually serve students in K-5 Grade in 2026.

At KIPP Durham Elementary, we commit to developing the whole child through culturally responsive teaching that cultivates confidence and a positive self-identity. We believe that self-efficacy leads to creativity, risk-taking, and critical thinking. Students believe they can grow their character and intellect. These skills will provide our students the opportunity to make a profound impact in their community and the world at large.

What makes KIPP Durham Elementary special:

  • More time spent on learning than most other schools
  • Small, differentiated groups in reading and math
  • High expectations for behavior and academic success
  • KIPP Forward program that supports kids from K through college graduation
  • Enrichment such as Dance, Art, Music, and Fitness
  • Project-based and service-learning opportunities
  • Free transportation

Our Vision


At KIPP Durham Elementary, we commit to developing the whole child through culturally responsive teaching that cultivates confidence and a positive self-identity.

We believe that self-efficacy leads to creativity, risk taking, and critical thinking. Students will believe they can grow their character and intellect. These skills will provide our students the opportunity to make a profound impact in their community and world at large.

Change

We strive to cultivate the necessary knowledge, skills, and strategies in our students that will help shape them to be resilient, determined, visionary, and influential enough to change others and ultimately the world.

Belief

We believe in the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.: “Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate.” We help instill in our students the confidence, knowledge, and skills needed to be successful in college, career, and life, and we will help develop in our students character and belief that it is their responsibility to make their community and world a better place.

Values


Nia/Proposito

Purpose

Kuumba/Creatividad

Creativity

Ujima/Collectivo Responsabilidad

Collective Responsibility

Kujichagulia/Determinado

Self Determination

Values Background

At KIPP Durham Elementary, we honor every KIPPster by providing an education that deeply values the cultural, linguistic, and social-emotional needs of the whole child. We cultivate meaningful spaces to ignite a love of learning, support a developing sense of self, and nurture respect and appreciation for diversity within community. We are creative-thinking problem solvers who confidently embrace challenge as necessary steps toward living choice-filled futures.

Additional Information


Transportation

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Uniforms

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Accountability


KIPP Durham Elementary School will begin operations in the 2022-23 school year and, therefore, has no accountability data available.