KIPP Empower Academy

Strong in mind, body, and spirit.

KIPP Empower Academy (KEA) is a college-preparatory, tuition-free public charter elementary school that opened in summer 2010 in South Los Angeles. KEA serves roughly 565 students in transitional kindergarten through fourth grade. 

Our mission is to empower our students to be strong in mind, body, and spirit so that they will thrive in middle school, high school, college, and the competitive world.“Strong in mind” conveys the importance of academic skills (cognitive development); “strong in body” refers to personal habits (physical development); and “strong in spirit” references the character traits we strive to foster (socio-emotional and psychological development).

By cultivating all aspects of a child’s development, KEA will prepare our students for more than just middle school; we will prepare them for the variety of challenges they may face in high school, college, and in their careers. KEA operates an innovative blended learning instructional model. Learn more here.



Welcome to our new website. 




Watch our videos to learn more about our school's model by clicking on this link.

Fun Updates

Watch our first grade step / break dancing team perform at the KIPP School Summit by clicking on this link.


Upcoming Events

Picture Day: Oct 7th, 2015.

Coffee Talks with Leadership every  third Tuesday of the month. 

KEA Lottery: January 29, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.