KIPP GCP Middle School
We believe that our students will make the world a better place. We believe that the strength of our school comes from our Pride, a group of strong lions hungry for knowledge, college and power, but also our individual and collective desire to strive for excellence in all that we do.
Working together as a family, we know that the success of the individual and the success of the community are tied together in what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. referred to as the “the fabric of inescapable mutuality.”
Because we work hard, we are proud of our growth and our accomplishments. We believe in bravery because we confront ignorance, racism, abuse, and corruption. We believe in urgency because our kids are in a race where the front-runners have a giant head start. We don’t believe that time is money; we believe time is a precious opportunity to change lives and cannot be wasted any more than water can be spilled in a desert.
We believe in self-awareness and understand the necessity of modeling what we expect of our students because as James Baldwin writes, “Children have never listened to adults, but they have never failed to imitate them.” We believe in passion because this is what ignites our fire and sustains our drive. Our passions push us to explore, to engage in diverse and exciting activities, ask questions, seek solutions to problems and set and reach personal goals – not only in school, but in life.
Serving grades 5th-8th
Principal: Michele Stallings
320 Pleasant Hill Road
Gaston, NC 27832