On Tuesday, August 20, 2013 the official ribbon cutting ceremony took place for Westview’s KIPP STRIVE Primary School. The elementary charter school, which shares a campus with the KIPP STRIVE Academy middle school, was able to move into the newly constructed $10 million building for its second year of operation. In its first year it shared the adjacent historic school building with its middle school peers.
To view photos of the ribbon cutting ceremony please visit the KIPP STRIVE Primary School Facebook page.
A lot of progress has been made on the new KIPP STRIVE Primary school building since we last posted about it in November. With approximately one month left to go until the anticipated ribbon-cutting ceremony, the building, classrooms, and character of the school is taking shape. Before long the building will be bustling with children, teachers, and parents. In the meanwhile take a sneak-peek of the construction by visiting our Westview Facebook page.
Construction of the KIPP STRIVE Primary School has been well under way since its groundbreaking in June 2012. The construction of the new school building is being funded thanks to a successful $10 million capital fundraising campaign. The new building is being constructed adjacent to the existing KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School, which is housed in the nearly 100-year old former J.C. Harris Elementary School building. Kindergarten KIPPsters have started classes in 2012 in the middle school building and are due to move to their brand new classes in the 2013-2014 school year.
To view more photos of the KIPP STRIVE Primary Construction please visit our Westview Facebook page.
On Tuesday, June 5, 2012 the groundbreaking of KIPP STRIVE Primary School took place. KIPP STRIVE Primary will join KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School on the grounds of the former J.C. Harris Elementary School as part of a $10 million investment. The new school building will be built behind the existing building and will face Ralph David Abernathy Blvd.
Under the leadership of Principal Mini’imah Shaheed the Kindergarten class will start with the 2012-2013 school year in the middle school building and move into the new building for the following 2013-2014 school year.
For more information about the KIPP Charter Schools you can visit their website at www.kippmetroatlanta.org.
To view more photos of the KIPP STRIVE Primary groundbreaking please visit our Westview Facebook page.
KIPP Metro Atlanta is pleased to announce the completion of a $10 million capital campaign to fund the construction of our first elementary school in Atlanta, KIPP STRIVE Primary. Thanks to the $5 million challenge grant issued by one of our greatest advocates, the Kendeda Fund, we were able to leverage this support and raise the remaining funds required to construct the facility on the campus of KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School. Funders include the Joseph B. Whitehead Foundation, the David, Helen, and Marian Woodward Fund, the Tull Foundation, the Besse Johnson & George Blanton Allen Foundation, two anonymous donors, and numerous individuals.
Securing the funds at this time will allow us to begin construction this spring. The founding class of KIPP STRIVE Primary Kindergarten students will share space with KIPP STRIVE Academy Middle School during the 2012-13 school year. The new facility will be completed in time for the begining of the 2013-14 school year.
Such local philanthropic support would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of all our teachers, staff, students and parents who work each and every day to ensure our students have the knowlege and skills necessary to successfully climb the mountain to college.
Taken from KIPP Metro Atlanta E-newsletter (February 8, 2012)
KIPP STRIVE Academy is now accepting new applications for 5th grade scholars for the 2010-2011 school year. Download the application form and find out more information about this tuition-free public charter school at http://www.kippstrive.org.
Westview is proud to announce that KIPP STRIVE Academy will officially be opening in the fall of 2009 in the former J.C. Harris Elementary School building at 1444 Lucile Avenue. 85 5th graders will start the 4-year college focused program, which will be a tuition-free public charter school and will expand its grades one year at a time until it reaches 8th grade. For more information visit their website, www.kippstrive.org, and download the enrollment application.
Westview Community neighbors –
I hope this message finds you well. My name is Ed Chang, and I am the principal of KIPP STRIVE Academy, the newest public charter school that will be opening up this summer to serve the West Atlanta community. Our mission is to provide our students with the tools necessary to excel in competitive high schools, colleges and beyond. We are a tuition free school and welcome students who are eligible to attend an Atlanta Public school.
KIPP STRIVE Academy is seeking current 4th graders to become the first class of 5th grade scholars when we open up in July. Any assistance from the neighborhood would be greatly appreciated. I am attaching a flyer that can be emailed out to friends and colleagues, and posted in stores, businesses, etc. around the area. Also, interested parents can visit our website at www.kippstrive.org to learn more about our school and to download an application form for enrollment.
KIPP STRIVE and KIPP WAYS Academy will be holding a joint Parent Information Session on February 19th at 6:30 (in KIPP WAYS – 80 Joseph E Lowery Blvd NW). All parents of current 4th graders are invited to come and find out more about our program.
KIPP STRIVE Academy