KIPP Baltimore operates create joyful, academically excellent schools and alumni support programming that prepare students with the skills and confidence necessary to successfully pursue individual pathways to careers of highest aspiration. The largest public charter school in Baltimore, KIPP Baltimore enrolls approximately 1550 kindergarten through eighth grade students in two schools on a shared campus: KIPP Harmony Academy (K-5) and KIPP Ujima Village Academy (grades 6-8). Including our signature KIPP Forward (formerly KIPP Through College) program, we support 3,500 current students and alumni as they pursue individual paths that lead to their highest aspirations. Since its founding in 2002, KIPP Baltimore has built a legacy of rigorous academics, whole-student development, and individualized preparation for success in high school, college, career and beyond. Today, KIPP Baltimore works together with families and communities to affirm students’ identities and gifts, challenging students’ minds while nurturing their joy of learning. Our school is located in West Baltimore in the former Walbrook High School building; more than seventy percent (70%) of our current students and the majority of our alumni reside in the greater Park Heights and West Baltimore’s historic Rosemont neighborhoods. Our Vision Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities. Our Mission Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose —college, career, and beyond—so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.
KIPP prioritizes and invests in unparalleled professional development, so you can improve your craft and grow at every stage of your career. With access to resources and support from colleagues across the nation, you’re never alone. In the classroom, your creativity is encouraged and embraced. Deliver rigorous academic instruction and character development in a way that excites your students and meets their unique needs. We believe every student will learn if given the opportunity. It’s more than a job. We’re here to work hard. Be nice. And, never stop learning. Teaching at KIPP is like nothing else.
Teachers at KIPP Baltimore are employees of Baltimore City Public Schools. They are paid an overtime stipend on top of their district salary for KIPP's slightly extended day and year. You can find more about their benefits here: https://www.baltimorecityschools.org/benefits-2021