Oakes Childrens Center

Tel: (415)641-8000
The Oakes Children's Center for their own autistic children over 40 years ago.
In 1962, there was no community-based educational program available for autistic children.
The only option at that time for these six pairs of parents was to institutionalize their own children.
These parents wanted a specially designed program that would provide an education for their children within a therapeutic context.
They met with local mental health professionals, developed a program and obtained a grant.
Much of the clinical staff volunteered and parents worked part time without pay in the classrooms.
The program became increasingly professionalized and over the years developed into a successful school that serves children with severe emotional and developmental disabilities.
Today, Oakes Children's Center continues to help developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children develop the independence and self-awareness necessary to live and continue learning in the least restrictive setting possible within their local community.
The mission of Oakes Children's Center is to help developmentally delayed and emotionally disturbed children develop the independence and self-awareness necessary to live and continue learning in the least restrictive setting possible within their local community.
We provide a very high teacher-to-student ratio and complete educational services, including: individualized curriculum planning, speech and language therapy, computer training, life skills, specialized reading instruction and swimming.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other school association(s)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8

Student Body

Total Students 20 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 82%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 4 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Sand Paths Academy (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Anthony - Immaculate Conception School (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Synergy Elementary School (0.5 miles away)
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  • San Francisco St. Anthony - Immaculate Conception School
    (Roman Catholic)
    299 Precita Ave
    San Francisco , CA , 94110
    (415)648-2008
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  197  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • San Francisco
    St. Peter's School
    (Roman Catholic)
    1266 Florida St
    San Francisco , CA , 94110
    (415)647-8662
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.4  mi  |  408  students  |  Gr.  K-9
  • San Francisco
    Meadows-livingstone School
    Alternative School
    1499 Potrero Ave Ste 1
    San Francisco , CA , 94110
    (415)695-7735
    Alternative School
    0.5  mi  |  35  students  |  Gr.  K-7
  • San Francisco
    Synergy Elementary School
    1387 Valencia St
    San Francisco , CA , 94110
    (415)567-6177
    0.5  mi  |  189  students  |  Gr.  PK-8
  • San Francisco
    Sand Paths Academy
    Special Education School
    1218 S Van Ness Ave
    San Francisco , CA , 94110
    (415)826-2662
    Special Education School
    0.6  mi  |  25  students  |  Gr.  5-12

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