Beacon Day School

2101 Livingston St
Oakland, CA 94606-0946
Tel: (510)436-4466
Grades: PK-8 | 197 students
Beacon is a private, non-profit, non-sectarian, independent day school, dedicated to educating the whole child through a developmentally responsive, arts enriched curriculum.
Founded in 1982 by two women committed to creating an education environment that meets the needs of today's families, Beacon's educational program serves students from Early Childhood through eighth grade.
The mission of Beacon Day School is to create passionate learners for life, with the skills, courage, competence and commitment to achieve whatever they need to accomplish, now and in the future.
We are committed to providing the highest quality developmentally-responsive private school education for children and young adolescents that promotes the growth of all students, and inspires, challenges and nurtures the achiever.
We do this through an environment that supports a strong academically based arts-integrated curriculum, within a truly diverse community that enhances self-esteem and the development of leadership skills.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Prekindergarten-8

Student Body

Total Students 197 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Beacon Day School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 25 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Beacon High School (0 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Agnes Memorial Christian Academy (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Applied Scholastics Academy East Bay (Formerly GG Apple School) (0.9 miles away)
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