Oakland’s public school enrollment season for the 2017-2018 school year is now open and will close on Jan. 20 for district schools and Feb. 17 for Enroll Oakland charter schools. In case you missed it, OUSD has launched several new tools that make it easier than ever to find and apply to the right school for your student. Check out our post on how you can use these tools.
Once you’ve found a school that meets your student’s needs, consider attending a school tour. Visiting a school in person and talking with administrators and teachers can provide valuable insights that you can’t get from just reading about a school online.
Below is a table we’ve put together with school tour dates and times. We’ll continue updating as more schools set dates for tours. If you don’t see the school you’re interested in now, be sure to check back later. You should also feel free to contact a school directly to see about possible times to visit.
Here are some tips on how you can make the most out of your school tour:
School tour tips
- As you take your school tour, watch how kids interact with teachers, other educators, and each other.
- Are the kids having fun? Are the kids engaged?
- If you have a student with special needs, ask if the school has the programs that fit your child’s needs (physical, emotional social, etc). Also ask how the program is staffed.
- Ask whether the school has a family liaison, Parent Teacher Association (PTA), School Site Council (SSC) or other parent groups.
- Ask how behavior problems are handled in the classroom and school wide.
- Is the school demographically representative of Oakland? If not, ask what efforts the school is making to be more diverse, both racially and socio-economically.
School Tours and Open HousesIf you don't see a school you're looking for, be sure to check back later. We'll be adding school tour dates as they become available. *Note, open houses will generally just be informational sessions, whereas school tours will include opportunities to see classrooms.
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|School Name||Grades||Governance||Address||Phone number||Open House||Open House Time||Tour Date||Tour Time|
|Achieve Academy elementary (Education for Change)||Elementary||Charter||1700 28th Avenue, 94601||904-6400||12/6||10-11 AM|
|American Indian Public Charter School- American Indian Model Schools II||K - 8||Charter||171 12th Street, #200 94607||893-8701||Call office to make arrangements|
|American Indian Public High School-American Indian Model Schools||High school||Charter||3637 Magee Avenue, 94619||893-8701||Call office to make arrangements|
|Ascend Elementary (Partnership Charter)||K - 8||Charter||3709 East 12th Street, 94601||879-3140||12/16 |
|Aspire Monarch Academy||Elementary||Charter||1445 101st Avenue, 94603||568-3101||1/19||8:45 AM|
|Aspire Triumph Technology Academy||Charter||Charter||3200 62nd Avenue, 94605||638-9445||1/25|
|Bay Area Technology School||6 - 12||Charter||8251 Fontaine Street, 94605||382-9932||Tuesdays||11:00 AM|
|Carl B. Munck Elementary||Elementary||District||11900 Campus Drive, 94619||531-4900||12/6 |
|Castlemont High School||High school||District||8601 MacArthur Boulevard, 94605||639-1466||Call office to make arrangements|
|Castlemont Junior Academy||Middle||Charter||8601 MacArthur Blvd Building 300, 94605||775-0900||Call office to make arrangements|
|Castlemont Primary Academy||TK - 1||Charter||8601 MacArthur Blvd. Building 300, 94605||775-0900||Call office to make arrangements|
|Chabot Elementary||Elementary||District||6686 Chabot Road, 94618||654-4884||Kindergarden Tours 1/7 1/17||10 AM
|Civicorps Academy||High/Adult||Charter||101 Myrtle Street, 94607||992-7855||Call office to make arrangements|
|Claremont Middle School||Middle||District||5750 College Avenue, 94618||654-7337||12/7 |
|Cleveland Elementary||Elementary||District||745 Cleveland Street, Oakland||874-3600||12/2 |
|Coliseum College Prep Academy||6 - 12||District||1390 66th Avenue, 94621||639-3201||Call office to make arrangements|
|Community School for Creative Education||K - 8||Charter||2111 International Boulevard, 94606||516-2723||Tuesdays||9:00 AM|
|Community United Elementary||Elementary||District||6701 International Boulevard, 94621||639-2850||Call office to make arrangements|
|Crocker Highlands Elementary||Elementary||District||525 Midcrest Road, 94610||451-5900||12/5||9:00 AM|
|Dewey Academy||High school||District||1111 Second Avenue, 94606||874-3660||Call Student Assigment Center to arrange tours|
|Downtown Charter Academy||Middle||Charter||301 12th Street, 94607||535-1580||Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday||10-11AM|
|East Bay Innovation Academy||6 - 12||Charter||MS 3400 Malcolm Avenue, 94605 9th 1926 East 19th Street, 94606||577-9557||Middle School |
|East Oakland Leadership Academy||K - 8||Charter||2614 Seminary Avenue, 94605||562-5238||Call office to make arrangements|
|Edna Brewer Middle School||Middle||District||3748 13th Avenue, 94610||531-6600||12/13||6:30 PM||12/6||8:30 AM|
|Emerson Elementary School||Elementary||District||4803 Lawton Avenue, 94609||654-7373||12/2 |
|Encompass Academy||Elementary||District||1025 81st Avenue, 94621||639-3350||Call to make arrangements|
|Epic Middle School (Education for Change)||Middle||Charter||1112 29th Ave, 94601||689-2035||Thursdays||10:00 AM|
|Esperanza Elementary||Elementary||District||10315 E. Street, 94603||639-3367||Call to make arrangements|
|Fred T Korematsu Discovery Academy Elementary||Elementary||District||10315 E. Street, 94603||639-3377||Call to make arrangements|
|Gateway to College at Laney||High school||District||900 Fallon Street, A-203, 94607||986-6941||12/8||5-6 PM|
|Glenview Elementary||Elementary||District||914 54th St, 94608||531-6677||12/7 |
|Greenleaf Elementary||K - 8||District||6328 East 17th Street, 94621||636-1400||Call to make arrangements|
|Hillcrest Elementary||K - 8||District||30 Marguerite Dr, 94618||879-1270||Kindergarden|
|Joaquin Miller Elementary||Elementary||District||5525 Ascot Drive, 94611||531-6688||12/7 |
|Kaiser Elementary||Elementary||District||25 South Hill Court, 94618||549-4900||12/7|
|Laurel Elementary||Elementary||District||3750 Brown Avenue, 94619||531-6868||12/7||8:30-9:30 AM|
|Lighthouse Community Charter High School||High school||Charter||444 Hegenberger Road, 94621||562-8225||12/5|
|Lighthouse Community Charter School||K - 8||Charter||444 Hegenberger Road, 94621||562-8801||12/5|
|Lincoln Elementary||Elementary||District||225 11th Street, 94607||874-3372||Every Wednesday||9:00 AM|
|Melrose Leadership Academy (Elementary)||K - 8||District||4730 Fleming Avenue, 94619||535-3832||11/17||9-10 AM|
|Metwest High School||High school||District||314 East 10th Street, 94606||451-5902||12/2|
|Montclair Elementary||Elementary||District||1757 Mountain Boulevard, 94611||339-6100||12/7|
except 1/7 (9-10 AM)
|Montera Middle School||Middle||District||5555 Ascot Drive, 94611||531-6070||12/13|
|North Oakland Community Charter School||K - 8||Charter||1000 42nd Street, 94608||655-0540||2/4||10:30 AM -12 PM||12/6|
|Oakland Charter Academy||Middle||Charter||4251 Foothill Boulevard, 94601||532-6751||Call office to make arrangements|
|Oakland Military Institute, College Prep. Academy||6 - 12||Charter||3911 Lusk Street, 94608||594-3900||weekdays||20 minutes long at any time from 9 AM- 2:30 PM|
|Oakland School for the Arts||6 - 12||Charter||530 18th Street, 94612||873-8800||1/19||6-7:30 PM||12/15|
|Oakland Technical High School||High||District||4351 Broadway, 94611||450-5400||Shadow visits available|
12/1 - 1/13
|9- 10:30 AM|
|Peralta Elementary||Elementary||District||460 63rd Street, 94609||654-7365||Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11/16 - 1/12||9-10 AM|
|Redwood Heights Elementary||Elementary||District||4401 39th Avenue, 94619||531-6644||12/14|
|Roosevelt Middle School||Middle||District||1926 19th Avenue, 94606||535-2877||Tuesdays||9-9:45 AM|
|Sankofa Academy||K - 8||District||581 61st Street, 94609||654-7787||call to set up|
|Sequoia Elementary||Elementary||District||3730 Lincoln Avenue, 94602||531-6696||call to set up|
|Skyline High School||High school||District||12250 Skyline Boulevard, 94619||482-7109||12/6|
|Street Academy||High school||District||417 29th Street, 94609||874-3630||Call to make arrangements|
|Thornhill Elementary||Elementary||District||5880 Thornhill Drive, 94611||339-6800||12/7||9:15-10:30AM|
|United For Success||Middle||District||2101 35th Avenue, 94601||535-3880||12/8|
|Urban Montessori Charter School (K-8)||K - 8||Charter||5328 Brann Street, 94619||842-1181||12/6|
6-7PM (2/2 only)
|Urban Promise Academy||Middle||District||3031 East 18th Street, 94601||436-3636||Call to make arrangements|
|Westlake Middle School||Middle||District||2629 Harrison Street, 94612||879-2130||Call to make arrangements|
|Yu Ming School (K-8)||K - 8||Charter||1086 Alcatraz Avenue, 94608||452-2063||1/31|
|Francophone Charter School of Oakland||K - 8||Charter||9736 Lawlor St, 94605||394-4110||12/7|
|6 - 730 PM|
9 - 1030 AM
6 - 730 PM
|9 - 945 AM
830 - 915 AM
830 - 915 AM
9 - 945 AM
830 - 915 AM
|Aspire Eres Academy||K - 8||Charter||1936 Courtland Ave, 94601||436-9760||1/17||530 PM|