KIPP WAYS Primary School

  • Grades Served K-4

  • Founded 2014

  • Students 516

  • Teachers 34

About Us

Founded in 2014, KIPP WAYS Primary School was the eighth KIPP Metro Atlanta school to open. WAYS stands for West Atlanta Youth Scholars and we are proudly rooted in our West Atlanta community and stand firm in our “Pioneer Pride”. We ensure that “Pioneer Pride” lives throughout our school with a designated time block on Fridays that allows students to do activities that are important to who they are as individuals. 

We are committed to educating our students about Black empowerment and the pioneers from our community. The WAYS campus building is named after an Atlanta pioneer, Alonzo Herndon, who was one of the first Black millionaires in the United States. 

KIPP WAYS Primary School shares a campus with KIPP WAYS Academy (grades 5-8), offering a full K-8 academic experience.

KIPP WAYS Primary Our Mission

Nate Snyder serves as the principal of KIPP WAYS Primary School and KIPP WAYS Academy. Mr. Snyder began his teaching career in 2006, teaching middle school math, English language arts, and social studies in Philadelphia as a corps member with Teach for America. While in Philadelphia, Mr. Snyder earned a Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. He later taught high school civics, law, history, and economics in Charlotte, NC.

In 2011, Mr. Snyder joined KIPP WAYS Academy as a sixth-grade social studies teacher, eventually becoming the grade-level chair. As a social studies teacher, he earned teacher of the year honors at KIPP WAYS and was named middle school teacher of the year for all of Atlanta Public Schools. Mr. Snyder has also served as the dean of school culture and as the upper school assistant principal at KIPP WAYS Academy.

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Extracurricular Activities

At KIPP WAYS Primary School, we offer the following extracurricular activities:

  • Soccer in the Streets
  • Cheerleading
  • Girls on the Run 
  • Music
  • STEM Club
  • Majorettes
  • Theater Club
  • Baseball (partnership with the YMCA)
  • Dance

Our Core Values

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School Calendar

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Our Results

Our students’ academic results continue to prove what is possible in education.