We are proud to sponsor charter schools as they strive to find new ways to educate St. Louis children, regardless of income or ZIP code. Our partner schools are the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls and four KIPP St. Louis schools: KIPP Wisdom, KIPP Victory, KIPP Triumph and KIPP Inspire.
Hawthorn InvestiGirls tutors go beyond homework help at Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls. Their strategy is part of the ongoing effort to bring a rigorous STEM-focused education to women of color, a population that is underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls celebrated its first Rising Up Ceremony for graduating 8th grade students on June 1 at Washington University in St. Louis. Hawthorn is the first all-girl charter school in Missouri and serves middle-school students. Washington University serves as Hawthorn’s sponsor.
As part of its ongoing effort to admit and graduate more Pell-eligible students, Washington University in St. Louis has announced it will provide a free or low-cost undergraduate education to any admitted alumni of KIPP, a nationwide network of charter schools that serves low-income students.
Oct. 22, 2015: Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton demonstrated the magic of chemistry at KIPP Inspire Academy. Photo by James Byard
Nov. 7, 2015: Madison Yang (left) and Nola Waill (right) joined 100 volunteers from Washington University and the St. Louis community to build a new park and playground for KIPP Wisdom Academy, an elementary school in south St. Louis. Photo by Danny Reise/WUSTL Photos
Launched in August, 2015, Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls offers sixth and seventh-grade girls a rigorous education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
KIPP St. Louis’ unique partnership with Washington University ensures excellence in our basic operations, but more importantly, it allows KIPPsters in St. Louis immediate access to a college preparatory education, arming them early with the skills, experiences and expectations necessary for college. Read more about our partnership with KIPP St. Louis.
The Hawthorn InvestiGirls program is the Gephardt Institute’s newest program, which provides tutoring and enrichment experiences for young women at the Hawthorn Leadership School for Girls.