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About KIPP Halifax College Preparatory

Founded in 2014, KIPP Halifax is a free, non-profit, high-performing, college-preparatory public charter school providing an academically rigorous and joyous school experience to K-8 Grade students in Halifax.

KIPP Halifax is a family that nurtures and supports children as they grow through investigation of our world to begin the journey to college, a career, and a life of joy and purpose.

At KIPP Halifax, we are dedicated to teaching students to be involved, active learners who work hard, think critically and creatively, and communicate effectively. We emphasize high expectations for all students and support them to reach their full potential. Our core values and beliefs function as explicit foundational commitments to creating a high-quality learning environment through strong school culture and character development.



The strength of the Pride is the Lion. The strength of the Lion is the Pride.

We have an individual and collective desire to strive for excellence in all we do. All of us will learn and achieve our goals, both academically and behaviorally.


Teachers have three loves: love of learning, love of learners, and love of bringing the first two loves together. –Scott Hayden

We value close professional relationships with others. It is through these relationships we create an environment where students know we care about them and their learning.


It always seems impossible until it's done. – Nelson Mandela

We are focused on achieving short- and long- term goals despite obstacles.


As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. –John F. Kennedy

We are very thankful for the good things that happen, and we take time to celebrate and express this to each other.


Have the courage to say no. Have the courage to face the truth. Do the right thing because it is right. These are the magic keys to living your life with integrity. –W. Clement Stone

We always speak the truth and present ourselves sincerely and genuinely – doing what is right when no one is looking.

Additional Information


Visit or call the school to inquire about busing.


All uniform tops for all students are available and sold at the school using this order form. Our uniform tops consist of t-shirts, polo-style shirts, long-sleeve t-shirts, and sweatshirts. Each grade level has a specific-color uniform. Pease work with our Front Office to make your purchases.

School Menus

See what’s cooking in our kitchen each month here!

Nurse’s Station

Families frequently use these two forms in conversations with our school nurse:

Health History in English and Spanish

Medication Authorization in English and Spanish

School Calendar

Our 2024-25 school calendar for families is available in English and Spanish.


Our 2023-24 Student & Family Handbook (which includes our Family Engagement Policy) is available in English and Spanish.


To learn more about this school’s state accountability progress, please click here.