Redwood Day School

3245 Sheffield Avenue,
Oakland, CA, 94602-0946
Tel: (510)534-0800
Grades: K - 8 | 350 students
Redwood Day School is an independent, diverse K-8 school located in the heart of Oakland.
The mission of Redwood Day School is to cultivate an intimate, diverse community where children develop inquisitive minds, build confidence in their individual gifts, and contribute as responsible members of society.
We offer a rigorous core academic program that is project-based, developmental, and enriched with regular specialist classes that include art, music, physical education, technology, library, and Spanish.
Our naturalist teacher and cooking teacher also work with the classroom teachers to integrate gardening, building and cooking into the core curriculum.
Redwood Day School is committed to helping our students learn to contribute as responsible world citizens and members of society through our service-learning program.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarians
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1963

Student Body

Total Students 350 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 40%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Redwood Day School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 45 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 17 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $21,600
Tuition Notes Grades 6-8: $23,100
% on Financial Aid 23%
Admissions Director Katrina Lappin
Admissions Associate Andrea Banks


Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Patten Academy Of Christian Education (0.8 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Jarlath Elementary School (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is The Renaissance School (0.4 miles away)
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  • Oakland St. Jarlath Elementary School
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    Oakland , CA , 94602
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    0.2  mi  |  138  students  |  Gr.  K-9
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    The Renaissance School
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
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    Oakland , CA , 94602
    Montessori School (Nonsectarians)
    0.4  mi  |  169  students  |  Gr.  PK
  • Oakland
    Patten Academy Of Christian Education
    2433 Coolidge Ave
    Oakland , CA , 94601
    0.8  mi  |  117  students  |  Gr.  K-12
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