About the Firm
KIPP STL is a collection of elementary and middle school public charter schools. Backed by the national KIPP Foundation, KIPP STL’s mission is to ensure all families in the city will have access to a world class network of public schools that will prepare children with the academic skills and character traits necessary to thrive in college and in life. At the time of this project, they had nearly 110 full-time staff members and over 900 students, with plans to support over 2500 students in 6 schools.
One of the biggest challenges with KIPP was doing all of the project work needed over the summer months when school was not in session to ensure as little disruption as possible. Going into the 2015-2016 school year, KIPP experienced 100% growth and opened two additional schools in the city. They needed new equipment and a complete migration from Google Apps for Education to Microsoft. Another challenge with KIPP was the need for connectivity. They also did not have standardized AV equipment.