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Belong to a community of intellectually curious teachers and students with exceptional character and limitless potential. At Bentley, each student’s social and academic horizons expand through the commitment of teachers and students who approach education with resolve, creativity, and continuous learning. Students are challenged and supported to push beyond their comfort zone as well as participate in new academic, service, leadership, arts, social, and athletic opportunities. From Kindergarten to the threshold of college, Bentley provides a transformative journey leading to lives of success and purpose.
Type of School/Program: Co-educational K-12, Independent Day SchoolVisit Our Website
Address: 1 Hiller Drive, Oakland, CA and 1000 Upper Happy Valley Road, Lafayette
Phone: Oakland: (510) 843-2512/ Lafayette: (925) 283-2101
College Prep is a home for ideas, discovery, and engagement—intellectual pursuits that our students treasure. Our academic offerings are buoyed by our warm culture and welcoming verdant campus. In and out of the classroom, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with moral issues, and acquire the skills to be positive and productive citizens. Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, our students are encouraged to grow into their best selves.
Type of School/Program: Private coeducational day school, grades 9-12Visit Our Website
Address: 6100 Broadway Oakland, CA 94618
Park Day School is a progressive K-8 co-ed school located in Oakland, California. Classes, lessons, and experiences at Park Day emphasize creativity, exploration, and discovery. We value each student’s ability to take risks, think critically, build lifelong friendships, and contribute to the world around them.
At Park Day School we educate students about social justice and help them understand their power to make positive change. Through the selection of literature, the study of history, and the exploration of scientific discoveries, the voices of underrepresented people are brought to life in our classrooms. Through this exposure, Park Day students develop compassion, a sense of fairness, a commitment to activism, and global awareness.
Our graduates are community members who approach challenges from multiple perspectives and have the confidence to question, create and contribute when they venture into the world. While at school, students thrive both in and out of the classroom, approaching a variety of academic challenges as designers, makers and analytic thinkers. They study and grow in our gardens, playground, sports field, neighborhood, and the wider Bay Area– taking field trips, and benefitting from an array of community partnerships.
Type of School/Program: Co-educational, K-8Visit Our Website
Address: 360 42nd St, Oakland, CA 94609
Phone: (510) 653-0317
St. Paul’s is an independent K-8 school located steps from Lake Merritt. Our philosophy about educating students is:
• Supporting students as fearless learners is the best path to academic rigor.
• We make service to the community and classroom learning interdependent.
• We achieve better, deeper learning by harnessing the power of diversity.
Type of School/Program: Elementary and Middle School: K-8Visit Our Website
Address: 116 Montecito Ave, Oakland, CA 94610
Phone: (510) 285-9600