Find Your Affinity Grove! 

With the new school year underway, Affinity Groves will begin meeting, offering inclusive spaces for students to find community, learn about themselves and others, and engage in meaningful conversations and activities around identity.

Read about the Affinity Groves that are planned for this fall. 

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Rainbow Kids Affinity Grove
We don’t need rain to have rainbows. The Rainbow Kids Grove is an affinity space for students in K-5 who identify as gender expansive, gender creative, transgender, and non-binary. We also welcome our friends who may be exploring their gender identity. In this group, students will gather to build community, explore identity, and celebrate gender diversity. We will do this through games, art activities, and good old hanging out. We are excited to continue the Rainbow Kids Group this year.

Rainbow Kids will meet monthly on Tuesdays from 3:15-4pm in the ChangeMaker Lab. No sign up is required, but we welcome a heads up if your student is planning to attend. Meeting dates are listed below; students may choose from month-to-month if they’d like to attend. We are excited to continue this group!

Tuesday, September 26
Tuesday, October 24
Tuesday, November 28
Tuesday, January 23
Tuesday, February 27
Tuesday, March 26
Tuesday, April 23
Tuesday, May 28

Check out the Rainbow Kids Group FAQ for more information about the group. If you have any questions or would like to be on the email reminder list, please reach out to the amazing Mario Martinez-Muñoz (

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Lower School Students of Color Affinity Grove
Lower School Students of Color Affinity Grove brings together self-identified students of color in kindergarten through fifth grade for community building, explorations of identity and culture, and playful activities that celebrate diversity. This year marks the 13th year of this group, and over that time we experienced countless joyful connections, thoughtful conversations, and, of course, an abundance of delicious snacks.

Our monthly gatherings will alternate on Mondays and Tuesdays, and be a space for students of color to see themselves reflected around the room while engaging in activities that encourage positive identity development, build strong connections, and celebrate a variety of cultures and identities. Affinity Grove does not require a sign up and students can decide from month to month if they are interested in attending. All meetings will take place from 3:15-4pm. Meeting dates are listed below and on the school calendar. We are looking forward to welcoming back lots of familiar faces and many new ones, including new teachers who are joining in the fun!

Tuesday, September 19
Monday, October 23
Tuesday, November 14
Monday, December 11
Tuesday, January 9
Monday, February 12
Tuesday, March 19
Monday, April 22
Tuesday, May 21

Frequently Asked Questions about the Lower School Students of Color Affinity Grove. 

Learn more about how Live Oak builds intentional affinity spaces for students, staff, and families to build community and find common ground.


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.