KIPP Freedom Middle School

Grades: 5-8
1825 Prospect Avenue
Bronx NY 10457
Phone: 718-841-6165

Our Insights

A message from the KIPP Freedom Faculty and Staff: 

KIPP Freedom is a charter middle school located at 1825 Prospect Avenue in the Bronx. It shares its building with P.S. 44. Lariely Sanchez is the Founding Principal of the school, which opened in 2018. Ms. Sanchez has nearly 15 years of experience teaching and leading schools.

At KIPP Freedom, we believe we are the right people at the right time to continue the revolutionary fight for a just, free, and equitable world. Through rigorous academic and character education, we love and push each other to reach our happiest and highest selves. We develop independent leaders who think critically, work collaboratively, and act courageously. As a team and family, we use the power of our voices, our stories, and our writing to create a world that honors our past, transforms our present, and liberates our future.

Our daily schedule includes two hours of math instruction, two hours of reading instruction, small guided reading literacy groups, science, history, and computer-based digital learning, and even financial literacy! Students take daily fine arts classes, rotating between exercise science, visual arts, and dance. Students have recess each day and participate in weekly advisory groups, such as Student Council, GEMS (Girls Empowered and Motivated to Succeed), and Lead Like Obama. At KIPP Freedom Middle School, we believe in developing the whole child with academics and social-emotional development.

In Dance class, students explore how to express their thoughts, feelings, and emotions through movement. We learn about different cultures, as well as the pioneers who have paved the way for us to learn about the rich history of dance. We explore many techniques, such as jazz, ballet, West African, and contemporary dance. Students love dance, and feel like it is a safe space for them to express who they are and who they are becoming.

We have many family events throughout the year, including our Nonfiction Fair, KIPPsterverse Festival, Internet safety training, giveaway raffles, and our Fall Fest Family Feast. The KIPP Freedom Family Association organizes volunteering events, promotes advocacy in the Bronx community, runs bake sales, and hosts parties. Our culture of family involvement contributes to the tight relationship between staff and family. We’re so grateful for all of the partnerships with our families.

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School Stats

Citywide Average Key
This school is Better Near Worse than the citywide average

Is this school safe and well-run?

From the 2020-21 NYC School Survey

How many teachers say the principal is an effective manager?
100%
88% Citywide Average

How do students perform academically?

Who does this school serve?

From the 2020-21 Demographic Snapshot

Enrollment
651
Asian
1%
Black
35%
Hispanic
62%
White
1%
Other
1%
Free or reduced priced lunch
87%
Students with disabilities
21%
English language learners
8%

From the 2020-21 School Quality Guide

Average daily attendance
93%
92% Citywide Average
How many students miss 18 or more days of school?
23%
26% Citywide Average


For more information about our data sources, see About Our Data · More DOE statistics for this school

Contact & Location

Location

Tremont (District 12)
Trains: 2 Line, 5 Line to 174th St or West Farms Sq - E Line Tremont Av

Contact

Principal
Lariely Sanchez
Parent Coordinator

Other Details

Shared campus?
Yes
This school shares a building with PS 44.
Metal detectors?
No

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