Click through to take a virtual tour. KIPP Endeavor is a K-8 charter school in Kansas City, Missouri and is open to all families within Kansas City Public School district boundaries. KIPP stands for Knowledge Is Power Program and belongs to a US network of college-preparatory charter schools. Students at KIPP Endeavor are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and to persist when things get hard.
Students at KIPP Endeavor are bussed to school or dropped off by parents every day. As a college preparatory school, students at KIPP Endeavor are exposed to a rigorous instruction.
When students walk in, they are greeted by staff before being sent to class.
In the elementary school, students have individual cubbies in the hallway where they place their bags and coats.
In class, these first grade students work in table groups on a writing assignment. Students at KIPP Endeavor are encouraged to work together to complete tasks. All students at KIPP Endeavor are required to wear uniforms that consist of khaki pants with blue or green shirts.
These 3rd grade students work quietly to improve their reading on their own during class.
In this kindergarten classroom, one student finishes his snack while others begin their classwork with input from their teacher.
Students at KIPP Endeavor get one on one support when needed. Here a student reads to a teacher.
While these students work to have their reading levels assessed by their teacher. As a college preparatory school, teachers at KIPP provide support for learning during the school day and after hours via phone and email.
In this upper elementary classroom, students are beginning to sit in individual rows. Here, they are having an interactive conversation with their teacher.
These students are working on writing and sentence composition.
In this elementary school classroom, students are working in table groups with their peers to practice reading skills.
Parents are encouraged to be involved at KIPP Endeavor. Here is a mom coming out of the school book fair with her daughter.
In the middle school, students have lockers to store their personal items between classes.
Students in middle school are able to take advantage of large open collaborative spaces like these. Classroom teachers can bring students out of their rooms to hold class or students can use the space to study on their own. There are three common areas like this one at KIPP Endeavor.
At KIPP students are held to high expectations for learning. In this math class, 7th grade students learn about angles and exponents.
These middle school students are doing a Think Pair Share that gives each student a chance to share their answer to a question with a partner. Students at KIPP are encouraged to work together in class.
Here, two middle school students share a joke while discussing their lesson.
Students at KIPP Endeavor focus on keeping a positive mindset while they work on complex assignments. Here they have a student-created wall of things they are grateful for to look at during the day.
This bulletin board shows students comparing fiction and non fiction texts while integrating math and art into their work.
These middle school students share a laugh and take a break with their teacher in another common area.
While these students get materials from their lockers on their way to class.
To keep with their theme of positivity and personal responsibility for learning, this anchor chart is used as a note catcher for student reflection.
At KIPP Endeavor, students are taught to view themselves as members of a big family. One where every child is supported and held to a high standard of performance.
Here, a staff member talks with two boys between classes.
In PE, students spend time listening to music and playing team games. In this photo, students are playing kickball. Students go to PE and other electives like music and dance once each week.
This gym is set up for middle schoolers who choose to opt in to crossfit style Physical Education. KIPP Endeavor offers students in grades 5-8 many sports options including soccer, basketball, volleyball, cross country, and track and field.
In music class, students are able to try a range of instruments. Elementary students have music 2-3 time per week and middle schoolers can opt into having music daily if they choose.
In the library, books are sorted by interest area so that kids can find them easily.
KIPP Edeavor offers STEAM as one of its clubs. This classroom is set up for a meeting of the STEAM club.
In this science class, 6th grade students are discussing the Kalahari Desert.
Outside, students have a playground that is used by the elementary students. Students go to recess once each day.
At KIPP Schools, the national motto is “Work hard. Be nice”. KIPP Endeavor supports that idea with a motto of their own “Find a Way or Make One”. With this motto, KIPP Endeavor pushes students to persevere and problem solve together no matter what.