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About Applying

How can families apply?

KIPP Miami provides two options for families to apply to a KIPP Miami School. Families can apply by filling out a paper application (KIPP Miami Schools allows sufficient time between the end of the Open Enrollment period and the date of the lottery to process all paper applications.) or applying through our website at The application process is simple and convenient for our families through our Quick Apply Form. KIPP Miami Schools maintains a database of applicants that includes information such as student and parent names, contact information, date application received, grade to which student is applying, and any lottery priority status (e.g., siblings).

What is SchoolMint?

SchoolMint is a third-party vendor/system that KIPP Miami uses to gather and store our family’s information. KIPP Miami uses SchoolMint which provides an integrated and sustainable platform. SchoolMint attracts, enrolls, and engages families with user friendly products. Paper applications are manually entered into SchoolMint by the Director of Enrollment.

If I want my child to stay in their current school, do I need to complete an application?

No, you should not apply unless you want your child to attend a new school. If you apply through Miami Enrollment, you run the risk of losing the seat reserved for your child at his/her current school.

On the application, do I have to select a school?

All of our students are placed by their geographical location. Your student will automatically be placed at the nearest KIPP school in your geographical area granted they’re seats available for the requested grade.

What if my child is on the waitlist?

If your child is on the waitlist, we will contact you as soon as a seat opens. If a seat does not open up by the end of the school year, you must reapply. Waitlist numbers do not carry onto the next school year, you must reapply every year until you get in.

When is the deadline to apply?

Miami applications will be open from December and stay open until the end of September. Your best chance of securing a seat is to apply before the end of January.

When will I find out if my child is accepted?

Applicants receive results by Mid- March.

How old does my child have to be to attend?

To qualify for Kindergarten, your child must be five years old by September 1st of the requested year. There are no exceptions.

How much does it cost to apply or attend the school?

There is no application fee or cost to attend. KIPP Miami schools are free public schools.

Can I complete more than one application?

Each child may only enter once. Any duplicate applications will be removed prior to the application processing.

If I have questions, what is the best way to get answers?

We ask that you review the information on this page first and, if you still have a question, please contact us. If you require an immediate response, please call us at (786) 309- 7697. We are here to help!

About the Schools

What grades will be available this upcoming school year?
  • KIPP Royalty Academy: K-4
  • KIPP Courage Academy: 5-8
Do you accept students with special needs and/or those who have an IEP?

Absolutely, we accept all students. KIPP Miami Public Schools have roughly the same percentage of students with special needs.

What are your school hours? How long is the school day?

Each campus has its own hours. Please be mindful that these hours are subject to change, so call the school’s main office for exact hours:

  • KIPP Royalty Academy Elementary:M, Tu, Th, F 7:40am-3:20pm | Wednesday: 7:30am-1:05pm + Select Saturdays
  • KIPP Courage Academy Middle:M, Tu, Th, F 8:00am-3:50pm | Wednesday: 8:00am-1:35pm


Do you provide busing or transportation?

KIPP Miami provides free bus transportation to different hubs in the communities that we serve.

When can I visit the school?

You may visit the school any day that the school is open. If you would like a tour, please call us at  (786) 309-7697 in advance of your visit to confirm the school hours and schedules. (No tours at this time due to Covid-19 safety requirements.)

How many students are in each classroom?

The number of students in each classroom varies depending on the campus, grade and/or subject. Some classes have 20 students and others may have 28; the average class has 24 students.

When is the first day of school?

The first day of school may be different for each campus but all schools begin in mid-August. Please do not schedule any vacations or summer camp in August so that your child does not miss school.

Do parents have to pay for lunch?

All students  receive breakfast and lunch (and an afternoon snack)  for free.

Do students wear uniforms to school? Do I have to pay for them?

Yes, all students are required to wear uniforms. Each student is provided a free uniform shirt at the beginning of the school year. Families may purchase additional shirts throughout the school year from All Uniform Wear.

How can I contact the school?

Please click here for addresses, a map and contact information.