Changemakers

Zeke Osmond

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Zeke Osmond, Class of 2009, is the 2019 Alumni Changemaker for his┬ádiverse commitment to local and global community service. Zeke volunteered with SFMTA’s Free Muni for Youth, Hands For Africa, and NOLS. His work aids victims of crisis and inspires youth to advocate for change.

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Zahna Simon

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The 2018 recipient of the Changemaker Award, Zahna Simon, class of 1999, works to promote Deaf culture and challenge stereotypes as assistant director of the Bay Area Urban Jazz Dance Company and the Bay Area International Deaf Dance Festival. Learn more at https://www.realurbanjazzdance.com/.

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Richard Baltimore

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Richard Baltimore, class of 1996, was Alumni Changemaker of 2017 for his commitment to children and young adults. He worked at Salvation Army and Open Gym in Chicago, and Year Up in Washington, D.C. Richard is currently director of human resources for a law firm fighting workplace discrimination.

Programs and Resources

Equity & Social Justice

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With our Equity and Social Justice standards, we strive to build community through empathy and encourage students to demonstrate social justice leadership. Students recognize and analyze bias, as well as understand the histories and values of diverse cultures, and the effects of positive and negative stereotypes.

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Technology

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Technology is carefully integrated into the curriculum. Beginning in the Lower School, students gain instruction in computer essentials and practice thinking like programmers. Chromebooks are provided to all middle school students for reading, research, and the completion of homework.

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Science Extension

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Middle school students may opt into the Science Extension program and work on a wide variety of independent projects, including robotics, VR game design, anatomical modeling/sculpture, and much more. This program is an elective during the school day and is offered after school several days per week.

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Athletics

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After school sports for students in fifth through eighth grades include cross-country, volleyball, basketball, and futsal. Coaching focuses on skill development, good sportsmanship, and leadership, while providing a positive opportunity for social and group interaction. Live Oak competes against other San Francisco independent schools.

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Drama Productions

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Twice a year, Live Oak middle school students stage a full play geared for the enjoyment of San Francisco families. Students have the opportunity to choose an on-stage performing role or a backstage theater tech role, which fosters a high level of enthusiastic participation. These performances are open to the public and sell out every […]

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Student Resource Group

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The Student Resource Group is a collaborative team of administrators and members of the learning services and counseling offices that meets regularly to ensure that teachers, administrators, parents, and specialists work together to effectively support our diverse range of learners via positive interventions and holistic strategies.

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Service Learning

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Connecting with the community allows students to explore societal issues while engaging in concrete experiences to effect change. Projects include recycling, food pantry volunteering, clothing drives, and an ongoing partnership with The Family House. We host a family service night as well as a schoolwide Day of Service.