KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary K-4 (KALE)

KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary K-4 (KALE)

KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary (KALE) was founded in August 2015 allowing us to offer a K-12 education to students in Lynn. KALE is now a fully grown K-4 school, educating over 600 students.

"At KIPP Academy Lynn Elementary, we believe our students will become future global leaders who will make our world a better and more just place. Everything our students and staff do at KALE is grounded in a genuine love for learning, a deep life-long commitment to social justice, and a belief that close partnerships with families and the community are vital. Both staff and students engage in collaborative problem solving, critical thinking, and joyful moments so that every student feels seen, heard, valued, and empowered. We believe it takes a village to raise all of our children, and we are grateful for such a vibrant community within and beyond the walls of our school building." -Eveleen Hsu, KALE Founding Principal

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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 - 4th
  • Enrolled621

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 provides 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 Becky Muller,

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 Dana Gottlieb,

*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: 9%
  • English Language Learners: 22%
  • Hispanic: 71%
  • Black: 17%
  • Asian: 3%
  • White: 7%
  • Other Ethnicity: 2%
  • Receive Free or Reduced Priced Lunch*: 100%

  • School Leader: Elsy Estevez-Hicks
  • Phone: 781-598-1609
  • Fax: 781-598-1639
  • Address:

    90 High Rock Street
    Lynn, MA 01902

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