School: KIPP North Star Academy
Address: 5034 N. Oliver Avenue, 
                  Minneapolis, MN 55430
Grades: 5, 6, 7, 8
Founded: 2008


Rigorous academic preparation and holistic character development have been the focus of KIPP's middle schools since the first KIPP launched in Houston in 1994.  This dual purpose drives all aspects of our schools, shaping our college-going culture, extended school day and year, and curriculum.  It explains why our school leaders and all of our teachers ask so much of our students, yet also provide joyful experiences in exchange for commitment and hard work. 

KIPP North Star Academy's goal is to prepare students for success in college and life. To do that, we are focused on ensuring our students develop both the academic skills and the character necessary to help them define what they stand for. Through a culture of high expectations, we seek to instill in our students the values of zest, curiosity, grit and optimism.

Our teachers are unified in doing what's best for students. Our teachers share best practices and collaborate as a school and with a powerful network of over 3,000 teachers nationally.