Grandparents & Special Friends Day

We can't wait for you to join us on the Live Oak campus!

Grandparents and Special Friends Day provides an opportunity for our students to showcase all the things they love about their school to the people they care about most. For years we have held this tradition as a way to unite the various members of our community who may not always get the chance to experience their loved ones' school days.
Friday, May 12
Registration Opens: 8:30am
Opening Assembly Begins: 9:15am
Event Ends: 11:30am

1555 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

Can't make it in person?

Join Head of School Virginia Paik for a Virtual Tea
Thursday, May 11 at 2:00pm PST
Watch the Livestream of the Opening Assembly
on Friday, May 12 at 9:15am PST
or at your own convenience 


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  • Do I need to be a grand to attend?

    Not at all! This day is also for aunts, uncles, cousins, family friends, and any other special adults in our students’ life--join us!
  • What can I expect?

    The special morning will be filled with music, art, connections, and glimpses into the learning taking place at Live Oak. 

    Light breakfast and coffee/tea will be offered beginning at 8:30am. 

    Opening assembly with musical performances and guest speakers will take place on the rooftop at 9:15am. Classroom time will begin at 10am with opportunities for a photo to commemorate the occasion built in. 
  • When I should arrive?

    Check-in will begin at 8:30am with optional student led tours of the school available for any guest who want to attend. 

    Opening assembly will begin at 9:15am.
  • Is there parking at school?

    Live Oak School does not have any dedicated parking. 4-hour street parking can be found around Jackson Park and some of the surrounding streets. Ride share is encouraged.

    We will also have staff members available to assist guests who are dropped off right in front of the school's main entrance on Mariposa Street.
  • Is the building ADA accessible?

    Elevator access to rooftop for opening assembly is available for guests. We will do our best to accommodate other needs. Please let us know in the RSVP form or email Lily Panetta at if you will be needing assistance or have any questions.
  • What time is dismissal?

    The school day ends for everyone at 11:30am.

    Extended Care will be open after that and provide lunch to kids participating in the program for the day. Advance sign up is required. Visit the Extended Care resource tile for more info.

    Grandparents and special friends can take their students home with them after checking in with their homeroom teacher. Pik My Kid will not be used this day. Parents and guardians picking up can check their students out at the front desk.
  • I have a food allergy; who do I share that with?

    Live Oak is a nut free environment. In addition, breakfast options will include gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian options. If you have questions, please contact Lily at
  • I'm a parent/guardian, how can I support?

    Parent/Guardians can support the day’s festivities by volunteering to bring breakfast items and serve as greeters during the event. Sign up here to be a volunteer. Contact Elizabeth Arbuckle, PGA Lead, at with questions.

    Additionally, as parking is limited, coordinating transportation for your child’s guests helps the day run smoothly. 
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.