Atlanta Preparatory Academy

Atlanta Preparatory Academy is a new Kindergarten through 5th grade public charter school opening August 10, 2009. Although the school is not actually located in Westview it is a great alternative for parents seeking specialization in hands on and research based education and a focus on languages and humanities. For more information about Atlanta Preparatory Academy as well as enrollment information visit their website at

KIPP STRIVE Preparation

KIPP STRIVE Preparation

With KIPP STRIVE Academy opening its doors to the first 95 5th graders in two weeks on July 8th volunteers were hard at work this past weekend to get the school ready. Neighbors, teachers, and parents joined efforts to get the classrooms, offices, auditorium and hallways furnished and decorated. Desks and filing cabinets were hauled from the basement to the designated rooms, bulletin boards were setup, artwork was hung on the walls, and tennis balls attached to the feet of auditorium chairs. Exciting features of KIPP STRIVE is an outdoor classroom, as well as raised vegetable beds and a compost all overlooking the future BeltLine trail. As a “thank you” gesture lunch was provided for the volunteers.

Please click on a thumbnail to enlarge:
KIPP STRIVE Auditorium KIPP STRIVE Decorating KIPP STRIVE Move-in KIPP STRIVE Outdoor Classroom KIPP STRIVE Vegetable Garden KIPP STRIVE Lunch Break

APS Grants KIPP STRIVE Westview School Building

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,, 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 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.

Ed Chang