St. Louis City Schools

KIPP Inspire Academy

PUBLIC Charter

  • Grades Served: 5 – 8
  • Theme: College Prep
  • School Day: 7am – 4pm
  • Extended Calendar: Provides an extended school day and school year. We also offer a summer sessions to give scholars a head start on successful academics and build a family atmosphere within the school.
  • Opened in 2009
  • Uniform Required
  • KIPP stands for the Knowledge is Power Program. KIPP Inspire Academy is located near downtown and is KIPP St. Louis' flagship school. We offer the KIPP Through College program and high school placement.
  • Relocated to Pruitt school building in 2015. The Pruitt School was named after Wendell Oliver Pruitt, a pioneering African-American military pilot and Tuskegee Airman originally from St. Louis.
  • Teachers conduct Family Information Sessions with new families to establish a relationship and meet parents before the school year begins.
  • KIPP Through College Program: After students leave KIPP and enter high school, they enter the KIPP Through College Program which provides support and resources as they navigate their way through high school, college and beyond.
  • Extracurriculars: Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Social Skills, Theater/Drama, Robotics, Girls Scouts/Boy Scouts
  • Gifted Education: Acceleration programs for students who qualify
  • Special Education: Full-time Director of Special Education that coordinates special education services for students along with a trained teacher.
  • Parent Involvement: Field Lesson Volunteers- Parents can support with off site trips KIPP Inspired Parents- Parents meet for one hour monthly to talk about school and plan events. Dinner is provided! Parent Volunteers- Families can sign up for various support opportunities


Reviews (3)

  • Knowledge Is PowerParent 03/26/2015
    KIPP has opened my eyes to the opportunities available to students. This school has helped me motivate my children to be whatever they desire. KIPP taught them that with hard work, their dreams will become a reality.
  • KIPP Model WorksOther 09/05/2014
    KIPP has a successful formula for helping kids achieve their academic potential. KIPP will stick with your family through college - goal is that every child WILL go to college.
  • Hard work = resultsOther 08/09/2014
    Hardest working students and teachers I've ever known. If your kid wants to take it easy, go elsewhere. If they want to work and you want them to be ready for college, this is the place.
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This School SLPS Avg
76.3% -1.2% 74.6% 1.5%
In 2016, earned 76.3% of possible APR/MSIP points
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Test Scores

This School SLPS Avg State Avg
37.7% 31.4% 55.8%
In 2016, 37.7% of students tested Proficient or Above
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