KIPP Tulsa University Prep
At KIPP Tulsa University Prep (KTUP), our aim is in our name. We prepare our students for the college and career paths that match their highest ambitions and dreams. We give every student an excellent education with a college-preparatory level of rigor, and help them find the postsecondary pathways that will lead to fulfilling adult lives. And we do it all with joy.
At KTUP, we stick together like GLUE. Our school values of Growth, Leadership, Unity, and Excellence define everything we do. We believe in being a better version of ourselves each and every day, both inside and outside of the classroom.
The KTUP school experience is infused with joy and energy—from a warm welcome at the front door, to enthusiastic conversations around the lunch tables, to assemblies where we celebrate and cheer each other on. Our small class sizes and close-knit community allow students, teachers, and families to build authentic connections and bring out the best in each other.
We believe that if students are prepared for college, they’ll be prepared for anything. KTUP uses an AP for All curriculum, ensuring every student is taught to the same high bar. We use the ACT as a benchmark for college preparedness, and incorporate aligned standards into every academic lesson.
When you walk into a KTUP classroom, you’ll see students doing most of the talking—whether it’s ELA, math, or science. Our teachers and leaders are constantly refining their practice, with professional development opportunities happening daily, weekly, and quarterly.
When it comes time for students to choose their next steps after high school, we’re right there. Our KIPP Forward team meets with students throughout the year, exposing them to different college and career options through visits and fairs, as well as offering seminar classes and connecting students with internships. Even after our students leave us, we stay in touch with them and provide support as they continue on their pathways to college, career, and beyond.
We are the KIPP Tulsa Bulldogs! Our beloved marching band is going strong after X years, and we are proud to compete in sports including basketball, cheer, soccer, track & field, and wrestling, as well as off the sports field in robotics and speech & debate. Our student- and teacher-led clubs give students a chance to experience everything from sewing to aquaponic gardening. Our student government—run by students, for students—puts on activities throughout the year, including pep rallies, talent shows, and holiday celebrations.