Live Oak’s mission is to fulfill the potential and promise of each student. We create a joyful learning environment where students are active and engaged learners who bring their whole selves to school. We know each child well, which allows us to teach them well and support them in knowing themselves well. Our students learn how to advocate for themselves and to advocate for others, and graduate Live Oak ready for high school a with a commitment to make their communities and the larger world a better place for everyone.

We are delighted that you are considering Live Oak School for your child. Enrolling a child at Live Oak School begins a journey of lifelong learning. Every fall we welcome 44 new kindergartners, 15 new sixth graders, and a variety of new students in our other Lower School and Middle School grades. We actively seek a student body that reflects the diversity of San Francisco and the Bay Area.

Our admission process offers numerous opportunities to get to know us, our mission, values, and educational approach. To get to know us before you apply, we offer Tours and Open Houses. If you choose to apply, we will spend time with your child at Live Oak during their Visit Day and will spend time with you during our Parent Interview and our Parent-Hosted Receptions. This process is structured to provide you all the information you need to choose the best school for your child and your family.

Kindergarten Entry Admission

Live Oak has two kindergarten classes of 22 students, with two teachers in each class. Every year, we enroll approximately 44 new kindergarten students. All students must be five years old by September 1 of the year they enter kindergarten.

6th Grade Admission

Live Oak’s Middle School begins in sixth grade. Each of our Middle School grades has approximately 36 students. There are 18 students and one teacher in each class session. Each year we enroll approximately 15 new students to join our current fifth grade students as they move up to sixth grade.

Grades 1 – 5, 7 & 8 Admission

Applicants for first through fifth grades in our Lower School, as well as for seventh and eighth grade in our Middle School, are considered if space becomes available.

As a result of our ongoing process of expanding enrollment, Live Oak has two classes in our current kindergarten through fourth grade, and one class per grade in fifth grade. In Fall 2019 our Lower School expansion will be complete, with two classes in each grade, kindergarten through fifth. We will continue to have 15 new students join the 6th grade class each year.