Accepting applications for the 2023-24 academic year!

Still accepting applications for the current school year


Together with families and communities, KIPP San José Collegiate provides a joyful and academically excellent education that prepares students with critical thinking and college readiness skills to pursue their chosen path upon graduation. We are committed to building a diverse team that cultivates individual growth and ensures all students strengthen their responsibility, resilience, and leadership so they advocate for themselves and their community becoming agents of change.

KIPP has a commitment to diversityequity and inclusion. Read more about our commitment to the work here.

KIPP San José Collegiate is a public charter high school located in East San José that is free, open to all students, and committed to preparing students for college and choice-filled lives. KIPP San José Collegiate opened its doors in 2008 and graduated its first class of seniors in 2012. Over 90% of KIPP San José Collegiate students matriculate to college.

#9 San Jose Metro Area High Schools – 2022 US News and World Report
2021 California Distinguished School Award
#9 San Jose Metro Area High Schools – 2021 US News and World Report
2017-2018 California Honor Roll

Leadership | Responsibility | Resilience | Excellence | Joy

Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP San Jose Collegiate
Salvador Abundiz, Parent, KIPP San Jose Collegiate
When I drop my girls off at school, or come to help the teachers, I can see that everyone is working together to help one another. Those are the same values I hold for my own family, and I have such confidence in KIPP to give my daughters the education I never had. With KIPP, I know that their dreams are possible. I will see my girls complete college and become whatever they want to be in the world.

Enrollment Information

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are open for Grades 9-11. You can submit your online application here or visit the school to submit an application.

Only applications that are received by the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered in the Lottery. Applications received after the Open Enrollment deadline will be considered on a first-come-first-served basis. Lottery decisions will be sent to families via text and email.

Open Enrollment deadline: February 16, 2023

To submit an application or inquire about your status, please log in to your SchoolMint account at

Questions? Contact the school Operations Manager, Patty Santiago via phone 408. 937.3752, fax 408.937.3755 or email at

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What Makes KIPP Different?

With a focus on character and academics, our free public charter schools prepare students for success in college and opportunity in life.

High Expectations

Clearly defined and measurable high expectations for academic achievement and conduct that creates and reinforces a culture of achievement and support. We know that every student is different and we personalize learning based on a student’s needs, skills, and interests.

Strength of Character

We believe that our students need both a strong academic foundation and well-developed character strengths to succeed in college and the world beyond.

Highly Skilled Teachers & Leaders

We empower educators to lead school teams and invest in training to help them grow as professionals.

Safe & Structured Environments

Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment so that our students thrive and maximize their learning.

KIPP Forward

The KIPP Forward team supports current students and alumni with their educational and career goals that fulfill their sense of purpose.