“The mission of KIPP West Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School is to develop the character, knowledge, and skills of our students so they will succeed in top-quality high schools, college, and the competitive world beyond.”

  • 5-8

    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.

Character Education
Character development is driven by the school’s core values: Integrity, Innovation, Zest, Achievement, Social Intelligence, Leadership, Unity, Grit, Gratitude, and Optimism. Students are taught what each value means and the positive impact they can have on the school and the community.

College Counseling
The KIPP Through College program has secured six college partnerships with local and state schools such as Temple University, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, Lycoming College, Rosemont College and Rutgers University-Camden.

Course Offerings

Art, Music, Physical Education, Reading, Science, Spanish

Extracurricular Activities

Basketball, Big Brothers, Big Sisters, Cheerleading, Student Council/Government, Track and Field


  • 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 | 2017 | 2015
  • 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 | 20172016 | 2015 | 2014
  • 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.
    2016-20172015-2016 | 2014-2015 | 2013-2014


  • 2009

    Initial Charter

  • 2012

    Charter Renewed

  • 2017

    Charter Renewal Recommended

  • 2022

    Next Renewal Review