About Us

At A Glance

Live Oak School is an all gender K-8 independent day school in San Francisco founded in 1971.


Lower School
Kindergarten – 5th Grade

Two classes of 22 – 24 students with two teachers per class,
44 – 48 per grade

Middle School
6th – 8th Grade

Three class sections of 18 students per section with one teacher, 54 students per grade

School Hours

Kindergarten: 8:30 am to 2:45 pm
1st–5th Grade: 8:30 am to 3 pm
6th–8th Grade: 8:30 am to 3:15 pm
Wednesday: 2 pm (K-5); 2:15 pm (6-8)

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  • 415

    Total enrollment
  • 1 in 4

    Families participate in the Adjusted Tuition Program 
  • 53%

    Faculty/staff of color
  • 51%

    Students of color
  • 7:1

    Student to teacher ratio
  • 35-40

    Extended care clubs and classes throughout the year
  • 12,000+

    Books in circulation in the library
  • 1,848

    Square footage of library
  • 80+

    Field trips attended from K-8
    (including 8th grade trip to D.C.)
  • 30+

    Overnights during field trips from K-8
  • 30

    Fruit and vegetable plants in our community garden
  • 125

    Bins of building materials in the ChangeMaker Lab
  • 6,000

    Square footage of Rooftop Playground
  • 35

    Meal options served in the cafeteria each week

2024-25 Tuition

K–5th Grade $500 – $43,815
6th–8th Grade: $500 – $44,395

Our Adjusted Tuition Program makes a Live Oak education accessible for families. 25% of Live Oak families participate in our Adjusted Tuition Program.

Tuition includes lunch daily, books and educational materials, all school supplies, technology (ipads/laptops and accessories), outdoor education, field trips, laboratory fees, yearbooks, and athletic uniforms.


Program Structure

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  • Lower School (K-5)

    Lower school students have two teachers in their homeroom. They learn reading, writing, mathematics, science, social studies, and social emotional skills. In addition, students have an arts rotation that meets 4x/week for classes with art and music teachers. They all have a library class each week and physical education 3x/week. Students begin learning Spanish in 4th grade.
  • Middle School (6-8)

    Middle school students have a departmentalized schedule with classes taught by specialists in the subject area. Humanities (language arts and social studies), meets every day. Math meets every day, including Pre-Algebra in 7th and Algebra 1 in 8th. Science meets five periods a week, with a double-period Lab once a week. All students take Spanish or Immersion Spanish (for fluent speakers) 4x/week. All students take art, music, and physical education 2x/week and drama once a week. Advisory meets 3x/week and students have a weekly elective.

Live Oak Graduates are making an impact in the following high schools

The Avenues (NY)
Archbishop Riordan
Bay School
Branson School
Cate School
City Arts and Leadership High School
College Preparatory School
Convent of the Sacred Heart
Crystal Springs Upland School
Drew School
Dunn School
International High School
Jewish Community High School
Lick-Wilmerding High School
Lincoln High School
Lowell High School
Marin Academy
The Marin School
Menlo School
Nueva High School
Phillips Andover Academy
Ruth Asawa School of the Arts
Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep
Saint Ignatius
Sterne School
Stuart Hall High School
The Thacher School
University High School
Urban School
Washington High School

Extended Care

Before school: 7:30 to 8:15 a.m.
After school: until 6 p.m

Cost: $10.50 per hour; pro-rated for participants in our Adjusted Tuition Program. The prepaid yearly plan is $3,500, invoiced in September each school year. 

Explore more about our robust and engaging Extended Care Program


Live Oak has a robust and delicious lunch program that furthers our commitment to wellness, inclusion, sustainability, and community. The cost of lunch is included in your child’s tuition. Lunches are prepared in our on-site, commercial catering kitchen. The menu features fresh, simple, and delicious food that fuels our students’ full and busy school days.


Live Oak School welcomes and admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities of Live Oak School. Live Oak School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, citizenship status, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and faith in administration of its educational policies and programs, admissions policies, Adjusted Tuition program, and athletic and other school-administered programs.