KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (KALE)

KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (KALE)

KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (KALE) was founded in August 2015 allowing us to offer a K-12 education to students in Lynn.

"The lottery night is perhaps one of the most exciting and devastating events all year. It was especially exciting this year because we finally have the opportunity to welcome 120 kindergarteners to KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary, but it's also devastating because there were close to 200 families on the waitlist who also wanted their children to be part of KIPP. Parents want more choices and options for their kids, and they deserve them." – Eveleen Hsu, Founding Principal of KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary

As part of the KIPP:MA network, KALE is rooted in the core KIPP values of rigorous academic preparation and relentless character development, while maintaining focus on achieving success to and through college and to leading a life of choice and independence.

  • Established2015
  • Grades ServedKindergarten and 1st
  • Enrolled245

At KALE, our kindergarteners represent the Class of 2028,  the year they will go to college. Our focus on college begins on day one. From classrooms named for universities to grade levels identified by graduation year, our students are immediately exposed to a culture that consistently reinforces the belief that they can and will go to and through college. But to get there, we must start with the basics. We work, together with our families, to develop our students as independent learners, who are self-aware and able to self-advocate. We set our academic expectations high from day one, exposing our students to science and social studies as early as kindergarten and utilizing blended learning.

Blended Learning

In both reading and math, small group instruction is supported by computer-based practice and intervention. We blend small group structure with technology, which provides the students an opportunity for structured freedom in which to practice self-regulation.

K to College

K To College allows our students to get a jump start on the practice of college-level collaboration. Once a week, our students engage in collaborative problem-solving exercises grounded in robotics and engineering.

Special Education Services

KIPP Academy provided extensive Special Education services in order to meet the unique needs detailed in a student’s IEP.

Each student with an IEP will be provided with services and supports noted in their IEP. Students receive services through general education teachers, special education teachers and related service providers.

If you have any questions about the Special Education program, please email Stefanie Perry at

English Language Learners

English Language Learners participate fully in KIPP Academy’s curriculum. All staff members are undergoing training (developed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) in Sheltered English Immersion. Additionally, students may receive supplemental support from an ELL teacher to assist in English language acquisition. This service is provided in accordance with the student’s language level and is communicated to families. If you have any questions about the ELL program, please email Stefanie Perry at

*In 2016, a new metric was put into place to redefine low income. In the past, income status was based on eligibility for free or reduced priced meals. Because of this new methodology, the number of economically disadvantaged students is lower than other years. Our student body has not changed. This new metric is simply a shift from one valid measure to another.

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  • Special Education: 8%
  • English Language Learners: 22%
  • African American/Latino: 84%
  • Economically Disadvantaged*: 51%

  • School Leader: Eveleen Hsu
  • Phone: 781-558-9263
  • Fax: 781-598-1639
  • Address:

    20 Wheeler Street
    Lynn, MA 01902

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