Blue Oak School
5.00 (1 review)
Blue Oak School Photo #2 - Our challenging and supportive environment supports social, emotional, intellectual and academic growth. Students are invested in the learning process.
Blue Oak School Photo #3 - First graders mature as stewards of our environment as they sharpen their skills of observation and record-keeping. They explore the life cycles of butterflies and beetles, and the anatomy of crabs, lobsters, and sea stars. Their work extends beyond our immediate community to the wider world.
Blue Oak School Photo #4 - The eighth-grade science program continues to challenge students to be scientists. Areas of study include gravity, Newton's laws of motion, thermal energy transfer and the energy stored in food, and physical and chemical properties and changes.
Blue Oak School Photo #5 - Our experiential education trips build a strong sense of community and allow individuals to see themselves as goal achievers.
- Blue Oak School offers a challenging and stimulating education to children of diverse backgrounds and interests.
- Balancing structure with choice and the requirements of the group with the gifts of the individual, the School holds itself to the highest standards of responsible educational innovation, so that students develop the skills and habits of learning that endure.
- Through the culture and community of the School, teachers nurture the development of character and foster confidence, creativity, flexibility and curiosity in each child.
- Students in turn encourage each other to learn. Relationships among freedom, responsibility, community and environment are explored through studies that engage students as stewards in service to the School, the region and the world.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)|
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Summer School Offered||Yes|
|Total Students||118 students|
|Student Body Type||n/a|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 44%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||26 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||5:1|
National avg.: 13:1
|% Faculty w/Advanced Degree|
|Average Class Size||15 students|
|Classroom Dress Code||Casual|
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||Feb. 1 / rolling|
|Yearly Tuition Cost||$23,500|
|Tuition Notes||Indexed Tuition Range $1800 - $20200|
|% on Financial Aid|
|Average Financial Aid Grant||$13,700|
National avg.: 85%
|Admissions Director||Michele Sanchez|
|Admissions Associate||Andrea Biocca|
|Total Sports Offered||3 sports|
|Sports||Basketball, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketball, Track and Field,|
- Blue Oak School is committed to providing children with an optimal learning environment where they are encouraged to examine their interests, expand their understanding and engage their imaginations.
- Small class sizes allow for individual attention and a collaborative mix of teachers who are creative, passionate about the lessons they teach, and most importantly, deeply committed to the children they serve. The result is a vibrant community where learning is an active, joyful process of discovery.
- Children "learn by doing." At Blue Oak School students experience what they study. They do not just read about science, they explore and make hypotheses and then test them. They devise mathematical models and use them in practical applications; they read children's literature and create their own stories. They learn music and compose and perform their own.
- Curriculum is child-centered and developmentally appropriate. Learning takes place in a meaningful context and is tied to children's needs and interests.
- The curriculum builds from a foundation. It draws on what students already know and extends their established base of knowledge. Students connect to new learning and retain the known.
- Understanding, rather than memorization, is stressed. Students transfer learning to new situations, teach other students and create using what they have understood.
- The process of learning is emphasized. When process is central, there is no need to cheat, no need for parents to do homework, no need to avoid risks. Risk-taking and experiencing an occasional failure are encouraged.
- The curriculum is integrated. Blue Oak School faculty blend disciplines to stimulate understanding from different viewpoints. Teaching is extended through literature, music, art, science and mathematics.
- Inquiry is at the heart of the curriculum. Important questions are asked and addressed.
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Napa Grades: PK-K | 36 students
2141 2nd Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707)252-8775 0.4 PK-K
- Sausalito Grades: K-12 | 142 students
100 Ebbtide Avenue, Suite 144
Sausalito, CA 94965
(415)289-0889 31.8 K-12
- Vallejo Grades: K-8 | 267 students
1230 Nebraska St
Vallejo, CA 94590
(707)642-7629 13.1 K-8
- Vallejo Grades: K-8 | 289 students
3460 Tennessee St
Vallejo, CA 94591
(707)643-6691 13.9 K-8
I taught there for the formative years and I can say that after teaching overseas, public, private schools all over - that Blue Oak is a real GEM!! This is what I want for my kids, inquiry, teacher engagement, great learning environments and "specials" for the top quality youth education at an affordable price. Teachers & Admin are stellar!
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