Bringing a combination of academic achievement and active citizenship, our students are sought after by competitive schools; most are accepted into the school of their choice. Families are supported throughout the placement process, and students arrive at high school prepared, enthusiastic, and ready to take on new challenges.
Students take a once-a-week rotation class each trimester to explore an area of interest for focused study. Class choices vary every trimester, and include options such as yearbook, literature studies, urban farming, soccer, library, math support and homework helper.
Jackson Park is home to our organic garden, a shared neighborhood resource. Using the garden as a classroom, our curriculum includes regular urban farming activities and a second-grade farm stand unit. Our goal is to highlight and deepen the connections between food, health, and community.
Field trips are planned at every grade level to enrich the academic program. Beginning with weekly field trips in Kindergarten and culminating with an eighth-grade trip to Washington, DC, students in every grade experience the ways in which lessons at school have relevance beyond the classroom walls.
The Live Oak School library program fosters enthusiasm for reading and helps students become discerning consumers of information. Staffed by two professional librarians and supported by a team of dedicated parent volunteers, the library offers a large and comprehensive collection open to all students, faculty, staff, and parents.
Every grade and middle school section is responsible for preparing and running two assemblies per year. Middle schoolers gather monthly in the Grand Hall on Wednesday mornings to share interests, class projects, special events, and presentations from guests. Lower school assemblies are held every Friday morning.
Middle school students meets weekly in a grade-level advisory group, comprising one faculty member and 12 students, to discuss topics relating to school and/or their personal lives. The Advisor acts as each student’s advocate and is the primary contact for parents regarding academic, social, and disciplinary matters.
Annually, Live Oak’s art teachers cover every corner of the school with student art. All of the children have work on display. The entire community is invited to a showing, where students act as docents. This provides an opportunity for children to share the learning behind their artistic process and to show off their final […]
Every Live Oak student is a member of a mixed grade Grove. Groves encourage a sense of belonging, connectedness, and responsibility. Middle school students take on leadership roles in these groups, acting as models for social interaction and supporting younger students in Grove activities and community projects.
Live Oak students join neighborhood schools and organizations every year for the Potrero Hill Peach March. The event brings students in the neighborhood together in the interest of getting to know each other and working for peace. There are musical performances, presentations, and interactive activities.