Spectrum Center

6325 Camden St,
Oakland, CA, 94605-0946
Tel: (510)729-6384
Spectrum Center Programs was founded in 1975 by Ernie Wing and Mary Lessa, two young teachers who had a vision for creating a school based upon the principals of behavior analysis and a belief that they could make a difference in the lives of children.
Their first “school” was started in the humblest of locations, a “classroom” located in a garage in downtown Oakland.
Spectrum Center Schools has been a leader in providing special education services to the San Francisco Bay Area since 1975.
Our program was founded as an alternative for students whose disabilities prevented them from attending public school.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Nursery/Preschool

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 67%
State avg.: 41%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 12 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Julia Morgan School for Girls (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Sts.cyril-louis Bertrand Academy (0.1 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Dr Herbert Guice Christian Academy (0.9 miles away)
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  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • Oakland Sts.cyril-louis Bertrand Academy
    (Roman Catholic)
    3200 62nd Avenue
    Oakland , CA , 94605
    (510)638-9445
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.1  mi  |  199  students  |  Gr.  K-8
  • Oakland
    Julia Morgan School for Girls
    All-girls 
    5000 MacArthur Boulevard
    Oakland , CA , 94613
    (510)632-6000
    All-girls 
    0.4  mi  |  185  students  |  Gr.  6-8
  • Oakland
    Mills College Childrens School
    Special Program Emphasis
    5000 Macarthur Blvd
    Oakland , CA , 94613
    (510)430-2118
    Special Program Emphasis
    0.4  mi  |  132  students  |  Gr.  NS-5
  • Oakland
    Dr Herbert Guice Christian Academy
    (Baptist)
    6925 International Blvd
    Oakland , CA , 94621
    (510)729-0330
    (Baptist)
    0.9  mi  |  46  students  |  Gr.  PK-6
  • Oakland
    St. Lawrence O'toole School
    (Roman Catholic)
    3695 High St
    Oakland , CA , 94619
    (510)530-0266
    (Roman Catholic)
    1.2  mi  |  202  students  |  Gr.  K-9

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