Our Program

Student Life

Our educational program is enhanced by experiences that deepen connections to our local community and generate positive social interactions. We actively cultivate an environment that allows students to harness their curiosity and take the risks that result in real learning.

Spotlight: Experiential Learning

Field Trips

Live Oak students are regularly leaving the classroom to learn from the world around them. Kindergartners experience an array of San Francisco's parks, sights, and neighborhoods on weekly Friday field trips. We make it a point to help expose our students to experiences that deepen their understanding of academic concepts while collecting valuable insights into how these skills make meaning in their everyday life. Field trips allow our students to experience the richness of the city they live in.

Outdoor Education

Overnight outdoor trips present opportunities for our students to pursue learning goals beyond the walls of our school. The trips allow our students to deepen their learning and expand their connections with peers. The administrative and faculty teams work in partnership with outside organizations to provide our students in grades 4-8 with opportunities ranging from recreating a Russian settlement in Ft. Ross to a backpacking trip in Pinnacles National Forest.

Spotlight: Cross-Grade Interactions


Every Live Oak student and staff member 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.

Camp Live Oak

Camp Live Oak is the most eagerly anticipated event of the year! With the support of faculty, camp staff, and parents, students take on new challenges, from sleeping in cabins with classmates, rock climbing, and a “polar bear swim” to quiet-time journaling, and performing in a talent show.

Spotlight: After School


Twice a year, Live Oak middle school students stage a full play geared for the enjoyment of San Francisco families. The productions give seventh and eighth graders the opportunity to sharpen their acting skills or participate in the stage crew to help bring the production to life. These performances are open to the public and sell out every year. Live Oak students put on two full scale productions each year.


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. Lower school students have the opportunity to participate in soccer and Taekwondo as part of our Roots & Branches enrichment programs.


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.