Grades Served K-4
Founded in 2013, KIPP Vision Primary School was the seventh KIPP Metro Atlanta school to open. Each of our core values aligns with our grade levels: Kindergarten – Love, First Grade – Teamwork, Second Grade – Honor, Third Grade – Excellence, and Fourth Grade – Leadership. We believe that each of our students should take pride in who they are (race and otherwise), their culture, and their community, in addition to knowing their history, and empowering themselves to know that their voices and actions matter. At KIPP Vision Primary, we learn, we teach, and we grow.
KIPP Vision Primary School is located inside the oldest Atlanta Public Schools building and shares the building with KIPP Vision Academy (grades 5-8), offering a full K-8 academic experience. In October 2020, the KIPP Vision campus will open a health clinic that will serve families and friends in our community.
Kyla Byas-Smith is the Principal of KIPP Vision Primary School. Prior to her role as a Principal, Mrs. Byas-Smith served as the Kindergarten and 1st Grade Assistant Principal at KIPP Vision Primary School. Mrs. Byas-Smith began her educational career as a Teach For America Corps Member in Metro Atlanta. During her tenure as a Corps Member, Mrs. Byas-Smith taught at Wesley International Academy in Atlanta. At Wesley, she taught 1st-3rd grades, served as the Teacher Induction Specialist, and a CREATE Residency Teacher Mentor. In her final year as a Corps Member, she was awarded the Future Leader of Tomorrow award by her Teach For America cohort. In 2018, Mrs. Byas-Smith joined the KIPP STRIVE Primary School team as a 1st Grade lead teacher. At KIPP STRIVE Primary, Mrs. Byas-Smith served as one of the inaugural teachers to launch KIPP Wheatley Reading Curriculum in the Metro Atlanta region.
Mrs. Byas-Smith received her B.A. in International Studies with a minor in French from Spelman College and an M.A.T. in Elementary Education from Georgia State University. As Principal, Mrs. Byas-Smith works to ensure that – together – the KIPP Vision Primary School community develops the leaders of tomorrow who will choose to use their education to create a better world.
At KIPP Vision Primary we offer the following extracurricular activities: