The Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) is a national network of 48 public charter schools focused on preparing students in under served communities for college. This 55,000 square foot project in Washington, DC was delivered as a Design/Building Project with Forrester Construction.
This project consists of a charter elementary and middle school. The project was designed and constructed in two phases. The first phase, LEAP Academy, includes a 595 student Elementary School for pre-school through fourth grade. The building includes classrooms, music rooms, offices, a cafeteria, auditorium, outdoor play and parking facilities. The first phase also includes a 7,000 square foot gymnasium with locker facilities to accommodate both the elementary and middle school students.
The second phase, KEY Academy, includes a middle school for 328 students in 5th through 8th grades. The facilities include classrooms, science classrooms, offices toilet rooms and storage rooms. The middle school shares the gymnasium and cafeteria with KEY Academy.