KIPP: Albany Community Public Schools


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KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools (KIPP Albany) launched on July 1, 2020 as the new partnership between KIPP Tech Valley Charter Schools (KTV) and Albany Community Charter Schools (ACCS). KIPP Albany is a unified group of schools striving towards excellence in education in the Capital Region.

Located on the North and South End of Albany, KIPP Albany will serve 1,600 students in grades K-8 in the 2021-2022 school year. KIPP Albany is governed by a local Board of Directors focused on providing students with the tools they need to achieve their limitless potential in college, career, and beyond.

KIPP Albany is affiliated with the KIPP Foundation, a national network of 270 college-preparatory public charter schools with a 25-year track record of preparing students in educationally underserved communities for success in college and in life. Across the country, 35% of KIPPsters earn a four-year college degree (three times the national average for low-income students) and a recent study released by Mathematica showed the impact of attending KIPP middle schools could erase the racial achievement gap in four-year college enrollment rates.

For students and families, KIPP Albany Community Public Schools will provide stronger instruction for Albany students. For teachers, KIPP Albany formalizes processes to share best practices, improves access to professional development, and facilitates the creation of more robust curricula. This presents an opportunity to build a stronger teacher and leader pipeline, which is important to the success of our students and to accelerate our growth. For our community, this provides an opportunity to leverage our collective strength to better partner and work with our community allies to better serve our families and support our Capital Region community.

KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools is committed to ensuring every child grows up to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.

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Mount Greylock Regional School District includes Lanesborough and Williamstown representing a combined population of 11,000 residents.  Our District is comprised of three schools:  Lanesborough Elementary (PreK-6), Williamstown Elementary (PreK-6) and Mount Greylock Regional School (7-12).  Total enrollment is approximately 1200 students.  At Mount Greylock Regional School District, our mission is to create a community of learners working together in a safe and challenging learning environment that encourages restorative based processes, respect, inclusive diversity, courtesy, integrity and responsibility through high expectations and cooperation resulting in life-long learning and personal growth.  Our District’s faculty and staff are dedicated and passionate professionals that endeavor every day to uphold this mission by holding true the District’s core beliefs:



Every child grows up free to create the future they want for themselves and their communities.



Together with families and communities, we create joyful, academically excellent schools that prepare students with the skills and confidence to pursue the paths they choose- college, career, and beyond- so they can lead fulfilling lives and build a more just world.


United for Social Justice.

The central tenets of our ‘Heartbeat’—the core values that our organization lives by—is that our community shares a deep belief that our students will change the world and that we are responsible for dismantling systems of oppression that hold our students back from achieving their full potential. Above all, the promises we make to them are sacredTrusting relationships with families and communities is a core part of creating that change—and another tenant of our ‘Heartbeat.’ 

We invite you to explore our Heartbeat Values hereit’s a great starting place to better understand what grounds our teaching and learning at KIPP New Jersey.  

Engaging in productive conversations about race, identity, stereotypes, and microaggressions is something that our teachers and families do year-round—whether they are initiated by thought-provoking literature, a student experience, or a racist incident on the news. We must confront our own biases and lead by example everywhere in our organization in service of our schools and our communities, and most importantly, our students and their individual and collective futures. 

Below are resources that serve as a starting point for these conversations and to start taking action today. We hope you find them actionable and useful as we work towards building a more equitable and just world.

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KIPP schools are tuition-free, public charter schools open to all students. As a community, we strive to educate through academic excellence and nurture the whole child, focusing on character strengths that are essential to the success and well-being of our students.


          KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools
          District Office
          321 Northern Blvd,
          Albany, NY 12210


          Phone: (518) 694-9494


          John Reilly, president of North Greenbush-based Dynamic Applications Inc., a software developer, is the lead applicant for the new school. Board members include Reilly and Eric Burnett, founder of Applied NanoWorks Inc., a Troy startup that makes nanoparticles.

          Reilley said KIPP provides the missing piece in the Tech Valley initiative aimed at marketing the region from Plattsburgh to Orange County as a technology hub.

          “One of the weak links in Tech Valley–and I think we have a lot of neat things happening here–is K-12 education,” he said. “How do we get local children into these Tech Valley jobs, the top Tech Valley jobs? It’s a part of the Tech Valley picture that needs more attention.”



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          KIPP Albany Community Public Charter Schools
          District Office
          321 Northern Blvd,
          Albany, NY 12210

          Telephone: (518) 694-9494

          School Hours: M-F: 7:45am – 4:15pm