VIDEO: KIPP Breaks Ground on their 1st Elementary School, now offers K-12 learning
Administrators, educators , and parents attended the special groundbreaking of KIPP's first Elementary School
David Jernigan, the Executive Director of Kipp Schools in Atlanta led a historic groundbreaking on Tuesday morning in SW Atlanta. He announced the opening of KIPP's first elementary school and was proud that it will be built next to the site of the current KIPP Strive Middle school in SW Atlanta.
Mini’imah Shaheed, Founding Principal of KIPP Strive Primary School, was excited that she will have Kindergarten students and other younger children learning within her classrooms in the coming months. She envisions that being able to teach kids at even younger ages will make KIPP's mission of creating college ready students even easier and more successful.
There is a large building that will be built in the next year adjacent to the KIPP Strive Middle School, but in the meantime classes for elementary students will start in late August within th existing Strive building.
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