“The mission of KIPP West Philadelphia Elementary Academy is to cultivate the intellect, character, skills, and habits of our students so that they can become empowered leaders who choose their own futures while leaving the world better than they found it.”

  • K-3

    Grades Served

  • January 27, 2020

    Application Deadline

  • Citywide

    Enrollment Type

Academic Highlights

We have partnered with the Philadelphia Orchestra to develop a music program at our school. Our students participate in music in all grades.

Character Education
Character development is driven by the school’s core values: love, gratitude, grit, curiosity, and bravery. Students are taught what each value means and the positive impact it can have on the school and the community.

Investigations, our math program, allows students to explore and develop a conceptual understanding of numbers which will allow for a deeper understanding of content when they get into the upper grades.

Reading & Explorations
Our Core Knowledge Language Arts program connects literacy, social studies, and science lessons so that students aren’t just strong readers but also know about the world around them.

Course Offerings

Math, Reading, Science, PE, and Art


  • Annual Charter Evaluation (ACE)
    Developed annually by the Charter Schools Office (CSO) for all Philadelphia brick-and-mortar charter schools (except those up for renewal), these reports provide information on three main areas of charter school performance: academic success, organizational compliance and viability, and financial health and sustainability.
    2019 | 2018 (Renewal)2017
  • Annual Independent Financial Audits
    Financial audits are produced annually by independent auditors for all charter schools in Pennsylvania. All charter schools are required to have an independent financial audit completed every year.
    2018 | 2017
  • Future Ready PA Index
    Developed annually by the Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE), these reports provide an overview of student academic performance in every Pennsylvania public school, including traditional District schools, charter schools, cyber charter schools, and career and technology centers. 
  • School Progress Report (SPR)
    Developed annually by the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) for all traditional District and charter schools in the city, these reports provide information on schools’ achievement, progress, climate, and, for high schools, college and career readiness.


  • 2016

    Initial Charter

  • 2017

    Charter Amended: Location Change

  • 2019

    Renewal Recommended