Our Approach

What makes a KIPP education unique?

All KIPP Colorado schools share a core set of operating principles known as the Five Pillars. As our network continues to grow, we are constantly reflecting on the beliefs below to build and grow high-performing schools. KIPP Northeast Elementary teachers, school leaders, and staff focus on:

A Belief in All Students

At KIPP Northeast Elementary, our work is grounded in the core belief that all students can, and will, learn and achieve at the highest levels. We have high expectations for attendance, homework, reading at home, promotion, and behavior.

Academics & Character

  • Our students, teachers and parents make a commitment to academic success. KNE's longer school days provide students with more time for focused instruction on reading and writing and courses in addition to core academics including Spanish, visual, and performing arts. We also use technology to support academic learning.

At KNE, we use our values of Grow, Love, Justice, and Community to cultivate our students’ character growth. We support the whole child with instruction in Spanish, art, music, and physical education to build on students' character strengths and provide opportunities to engage with these strengths both inside and outside of the classroom.

Climbing the Mountain To & Through College

Our ultimate goal is to see our students to and through college, and we commit to supporting our students through their time in college, and even beyond. Learn more about KIPP Through College.

Excellent Teachers & Leaders

Outstanding schools are built, led, and sustained by empowered leaders. Supported by great leaders, excellent teachers help students develop the character, knowledge, habits of mind, and skills needed to be successful in college and the world beyond.  Learn more about KIPP Colorado's teachers and leaders.

Community Engagement

We believe in working in partnership with students' families as well as the communities in which our schools are located. Our students engage in culturally responsive, equity-based curriculum to instill a pride for who they are, where they come from and challenge them to change the world.