Request for Proposals (RFP) – KIPP Academy Boston Transportation Services – School Year 21-22

Request for Proposals (RFP) – KIPP Academy Boston Transportation Services – School Year 21-22


KIPP Massachusetts invites written proposals from qualified companies for transportation services for its Boston K-8 School. KIPP Massachusetts invites companies to submit bids for the transportation contract to begin on August 1, 2021. Our school is located at 37 Babson St, Boston MA 02126. KIPP MA serves over 2,000 students from the Boston and Lynn communities. Interested companies may request the RFP from Emily Taylor at or at find it at 


Proposals are due by 4pm on 30 April 2021.


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KALC Football Stays Undefeated Heading Into Lynn Tech Game

March 21st, 2021- As featured in the Lynn Item by Mike Alongi below:

LYNN — The KIPP football team overcame a slow start and had a huge second half Saturday afternoon, eventually rolling to a 33-6 win over Greater Lowell Tech at Manning Field. The defense was the story for KIPP, as the Panthers allowed less than 100 yards of total offense for the entire game.

“To be honest, we didn’t have the greatest week of practice and it definitely translated into the start of this game,” said KIPP coach Jim Rabbitt. “We came out with a sloppy start and made plenty of mistakes, and we needed our defense to bail us out a bit at the start. Eventually we were able to get back to our style of football and I was happy with the way the guys responded.”

Quarterback Piero Canales got into a great passing rhythm, completing 10-of-17 passes for 175 yards and two touchdowns while also rushing for one touchdown. Running back Dave Filias stepped into the backfield after Daniel Oluwasuyi went down with an injury, and Filias finished with 117 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Victor Mafo had four receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown, while Joseph Tolentino had two receptions for 35 yards and one touchdown.

After a three-and-out on their first offensive possession of the game, KIPP forced a three-and-out on defense to get the ball right back. The Panthers capitalized this time around, running a seven-play drive that was capped off with a 31-yard touchdown pass from Canales to Tolentino to make it 6-0.

KIPP’s offense couldn’t get on the scoreboard for the rest of the first half, but the Panthers’ defense made sure that initial score held up. KIPP held Greater Lowell to -17 yards of total offense in the first half, never allowing a play of more than five yards at any point.

“I think we have one of the best defenses in the North Shore, and our guys have really rallied around the idea of not giving the other team an inch,” said Rabbitt. “Our guys really fly around on defense, they’re ball-hawks and they make plays. I’m really proud of the way those guys have stepped up.”

Despite having been in control for the entire first half, KIPP was in danger of throwing that all away early in the second half when Greater Lowell connected for a 73-yard touchdown pass to tie the game at 6-6. But the veteran KIPP group never wavered, as the Panthers responded with an eight-play, 70-yard drive of their own and retook the lead after a 16-yard touchdown run by Filias.

From there, it was all KIPP. The Panthers’ defense held strong for the rest of the game, while Canales rushed for a touchdown and threw another to Mafo. Filias also rushed for another touchdown in the offensive barrage to close out the game.

KIPP (2-0) takes on cross-town rival Tech Friday night (7:30).

“We didn’t even need to tell the guys who we’re playing next week, they already know and they’re excited for it,” said Rabbitt. “This is a Thanksgiving rivalry game even though it’s not Thanksgiving, so we know everyone is going to be pumped up to play. We’re expecting our guys to rise to the occasion.”

Posted in: Lynn
Charter Schools Leading the Way with In-Person Instruction

Boston, MA – March 16, 2021- KIPP MA, as well as three other peer charter schools in the Boston area, were featured in Commonwealth Magazine for our work in supporting families with remote learning and the transition to in-person instruction.  Co-authorship with our families has been core to our approach all year, from the transition to remote learning to the transition to in-person learning- family voice and feedback is critical to our decision making.

Click on the link below to read the full article.

Charter schools leading the way with in-person instruction

Posted in: KIPP MA
KIPP MA Executive Director and Families Featured in WBUR Piece

KIPP MA – February 11th, 2021 – KIPP MA Executive Director Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes and two KIPP Academy Boston families members were featured in a WBUR piece by Carrie Jung titled, “As Boston Schools Reopen, Many Parents Still Opt For Remote Learning.”

The piece, which includes a conversation with Boston Public Schools Superintendent Brenda Cassellius, highlights why some families are still opting out of in person learning. Rhonda “Nikki” Barnes speaks to our co-authorship with families when making decisions about reopening, which prioritizes the health and well-being of our students and families first.

Listen and read the full piece here:

Posted in: Boston, KIPP MA