Spectrum Center

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
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Other associations(s) for exceptional children
Other school association(s)
Grades Offered Grades 2-12

Student Body

Total Students 67 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
95%
State avg.: 43%
Students by Grade Spectrum Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 9 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
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The average private school tuition in Oakland, CA is $16,849 for elementary schools and $17,980 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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