Oakland

The Oakland school resides in Rockridge on Broadway just South of Highway 24. We are in a sweet neighborhood with much to explore, including the secret steps that take us up the hill behind the school and into Lake Temescal park or the few blocks to College Avenue with its bookstores, markets, garden stores and the BART station. We visit “Triangle Park”, play in the courtyard of the local church grounds and get on BART to visit the farmer’s market in downtown and the dinosaurs at Lawrence Hall of Science.

The outdoor space is an extension of the classroom and children have access to move freely indoors and out for the majority of the day and projects often extend outside as well. Our diverse and talented teaching team brings their unique interests to the classroom on a daily basis. Children can expect to have regular and frequent exposure to science, gardening, music and singing, yoga, storytelling, cooking and baking as well as the myriad projects that emerge from the unique interests of the community of children throughout the year.

Register for an Open House

If you are seeking more information, see our FAQ and please Contact Us with any additional questions.

  • What is the waitlist?

    You can join the 2020 school year midyear.

  • How does the enrollment process work?

    Open houses are schedule for monthly Saturdays between late Fall and Spring. After attending an open house, you may submit an application and schedule a learning tour to observe a typical morning.
    Enrollment will be offered once the learning tour is complete.
    Families who accept enrollment will be invited for AM playdates on all Fridays in July, giving children an opportunity to explore, connect and build trust with the school community within a time frame that is most appropriate and beneficial to a positive and confident transition. Families who join the community mid-year can schedule playdates ahead of their start date.

  • Can I come visit the school?

    Open Houses on Saturdays is when we open the school for interested families. It is a deal to have strangers watching you, so we only do that in February for those folks who have submitted applications and are moving through the enrollment process. That way, we get to talk about having “a whole bunch of visitors for a few weeks” with the kids and they are ready to welcome you! The rest of the year, the school is theirs.

  • Enrollment process in Oakland

    Open houses are schedule for monthly Saturdays between late Fall and Spring. After attending an open house, you may submit an application and schedule a learning tour to observe a typical morning.
    Enrollment will be offered once the learning tour is complete.
    Families who accept enrollment will be invited for AM playdates on all Fridays in July, giving children an opportunity to explore, connect and build trust with the school community within a time frame that is most appropriate and beneficial to a positive and confident transition. Families who join the community mid-year can schedule playdates ahead of their start date.

  • What is the tuition for Oakland?

    Preschool program tuition is annualized. Extended care is monthly because family needs can change during the year and we want you to only use what you need.
    Three year old program (8:00 – 1:00) $16,725.00
    Four year old program (8:00 – 3:00) $18,275.00
    Extended care is available 5 days/week, is adjustable and depends upon the child’s age and number of days attending. The range is $355 – $785 per month.

    Open Houses for the 2020 School Year are currently closed. Please fill out the form below if you would like to be notified of upcoming Open House dates, or if would like register to join mid-year 2020 if additional space opens up in our Oakland schools.
    Please note that there are only three current openings in Oakland. The schedule in Oakland remains full time with only one cohort.

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