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Teaching with KIPP NJ is a unique experience. We strive to build the most kid-focused schools on Earth, where kids run to school every day and teachers feel energized, empowered and heard.

We never give up on kids and believe in the potential of ALL children. Our schools aim to give them the education and tools that enable them to lead choice-filled lives. Help them find their voices, and feel they are both known and loved for who they are.

We approach our relationship with our teachers in the same way.

We encourage your individuality and voice to shine both inside and outside the classroom. You are on the front lines of delivering on our mission every day, nurturing young minds and changing lives. We want to support and grow your passion for teaching and hear your ideas so we can grow together.

KIPP NJ began with a single Newark classroom in 2002. And because of the TEAMS we have built, our schools now reach more than 5,000 children in Newark and Camden.

You could be the next addition to a diverse, talented team that is defining what it means to be a great school in an empowered community.

What Makes Working with KIPP NJ Different?

KIPP NJ has created a network of schools in Camden and Newark where students are prepared to succeed in college and beyond. Our schools provide a safe, structured, and nurturing environment
with minimal distractions so our students love school and maximize their learning.

We also empower our highly-skilled teachers and leaders, investing in leadership and training to ensure we’re creating schools that allow all children to have the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills, and character strengths necessary to lead choice-filled lives.

Through our collective hard work and commitment, KIPP students are going to college at the same rate as students from families in the top income quartile nationally.

What Can You Expect as a KIPP NJ Teacher?

When you work with us, you become part of something bigger, which is why we make sure that our teachers and staff get all the support they need. As a teacher in either Newark or Camden, you’ll find:

  • Ongoing professional development, with weekly one-on-one meetings and workshops to encourage the sharing of best practices, challenges and experiences. We believe in improving and growing in a team environment.
  • Highly competitive starting salaries, staff-wide awards ceremonies, an annual gala event and recognitions that can reach up to $10,000.
  • Support for first-year teachers, including weekly observations and all-star mentorship from veteran teachers who help them learn the ins and outs of leading their own classes.
  • Lots of fun! Whether it’s enlisting students to prank coworkers or hosting staff-wide awards ceremonies, having a great time is one of our top priorities.
  • Opportunities to get to know families and engage with kids after school through extracurricular activities, family nights, and community events.
  • Classroom technology, from smartboards and document cameras, to wireless networking on all campuses. And we have an extensive tech support team that ensures every support request is handled within two days.

If you’re the kind of person who is dedicated to teaching not because it’s a job, but because making a difference in the lives of children is your passion, working with KIPP NJ may be a great fit.


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Teaching in Newark

Our schools in Newark are changing the lives of more than 4,000 students from kindergarten through high school. The students throughout our five elementary schools, four middle schools and two high schools consistently outperform peers in the public school system in math and English language arts.

Each of our schools has a set of values at the center of its curriculum and some of the most enthusiastic students on the planet. Get to know the KIPP NJ Newark team below.

Elementary Schools (K-4)
KIPP Seek Academy
KIPP Life Academy
KIPP Upper Roseville Academy
Middle Schools (5-8)
KIPP Rise Academy
KIPP Newark Community Prep
High Schools (9-12)
KIPP Newark Collegiate Academy
KIPP Newark Lab High School

Teaching in Camden

We are growing in Camden, with one elementary school, two middle schools and more in development. We need your vision, dedication and talent in our classrooms to keep these students on the path to consistently achieving at a rate nearly double that of their peers in Camden Public Schools.

Get to know our Camden schools below, and maybe you’ll find your next adventure in education.

Elementary Schools (K-4)
KIPP Lanning Square Primary
Middle Schools (5-8)
KIPP Lanning Square Middle
KIPP Whittier Middle