About KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School


New for the 2017-18 school year: a brand new campus for KIPP Colorado's Far Northeast Denver elementary and middle schools! 

KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School (formerly KIPP Montbello College Prep), founded in 2011, is a tuition-free, college-preparatory public charter school serving 450 students in Far Northeast Denver.

KNDMS works in a partnership among parents, students, and teachers that puts learning first. By providing outstanding educators, more time in school learning, and a strong culture of achievement, KNDMS is helping all students climb the mountain to and through college.

Our Core Values

We value the humanity of a person over all else. We believe that positive relationships are the foundation of all learning.

We work relentlessly to achieve our goals and constantly push ourselves to get better. We believe that all students can and will achieve at high levels while maintaining positive identities and challenging injustice.

We are a team and family and our work is creating a legacy for generations to come. We hold ourselves and others accountable to living our values, every minute of every day.

Our Students

Currently, 65 percent of KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School students are Latino, 27 percent are African American, 5 percent are White, 3 percent identify as more than one race, and less than 1 percent is Asian. Ninety-one percent of KNDMS students are eligible for free or reduced price lunch.

Our History

KIPP Northeast Denver Middle School, KIPP Colorado's second middle school, was founded in 2011 as KIPP Montbello College Prep.

School Address

4635 Walden St.
Denver, CO 80249

Main Office

(303) 307-1970

School Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:
8:05 am – 4:15 pm

8:05 am – 1:30 pm

Why Middle School Matters

Some folks might wonder why we push so hard. Why are we making such a big deal out of using every single moment of class time? Why do our students have so much work, and why are they assessed so much?  “It’s only middle school…they have plenty of time to catch up.”

The scary reality is that they don’t. What happens in middle school is the single biggest predictor of college completion and success. According to The College Board and ACT research

“ACT research shows that, in the typical high school today, the level of academic achievement that students attain by eighth grade has a larger impact on their college and career readiness by the time they graduate from high school than anything that currently happens academically in the typical U.S. high school. This research demonstrates that it is necessary to intervene with students who are not on target for college and career readiness—not only during high school but before high school, in the upper elementary grades and in middle school. Even improving the rigor of high school courses may not be successful unless we first increase the number of entering high school students who are prepared to benefit from such rigorous courses.”