Grades Served 5-8
Founded in 2020, KIPP Soul Academy is the newest and 11th KIPP Metro Atlanta school to open. We currently educate grades 5-8 and currently in our last founding school year, which means we are fully grown in 2022-2023! We take pride in ourselves, our history, and our community and our school culture and values are a direct reflection. Our grade levels are rooted in our core values: Fifth Grade – Values, Sixth Grade – Community, Seventh Grade – African Culture, Eighth Grade – Activism.
At KIPP Soul Academy, our students are on a path of self-discovery and we empower them to use their voices for the issues that matter to them. KIPP Soul Academy shares a campus with KIPP Soul Primary School (currently grades K-4), and we are a fully grown K-8 campus this 2022-2023 school year.
Amy Bryson is the founding principal of KIPP Soul Academy. Ms. Bryson began her career in education ten years ago teaching sixth-grade science and social studies and serving as the Science Department Chair at McNair Middle School in DeKalb County. Over the summers, Ms. Bryson worked for Teach for America and Atlanta Public Schools serving as summer school director at Carver and Mays High Schools and Long and Young Middle Schools developing new teachers and teacher coaches.
Ms. Bryson joined the KIPP family in 2015 in Newark, New Jersey as the founding fifth-grade teacher and assistant principal at KIPP BOLD Academy. In 2018, Ms. Bryson returned to Atlanta as an assistant principal at KIPP Vision Academy and supported the KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools’ region science and social studies department as an Academic Content Leader. Ms. Bryson holds a Bachelor of Arts in international relations and economics from Boston University and a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
At KIPP Soul Academy, we offer the following extracurricular activities: