I moved my son to this school from Elk Grove CA and he loves it as much as he loves it out there. Excellent teachers! I do recommend Albany CA school district to other parents.
Great school! My child is in 2nd grade and it is a first year for us in Albany school district. Ocean View have been challenging, fun, and the teachers are awesome. Our school before that had very good environment, but very weak academics. Here we have both!
My son attends Ocean View since kindergarten. Staff are amazing, supportive, knowledgeable, friendly, and skilled. They understand students needs and adjust their teaching techniques based on that. My son enjoy every day of school to the fullest.
Ocean View is an incredible school, especially for science and math education. The nearby village also offers chess and music activities. This is a fine example of how great public education can be in California.
Ocean View is a wonderful school. It is a supportive and challenging working environment. My children came in half way through the school year (2nd and 5th grade). Both of their teachers were tremendously supportive and I could see the kids thriving. Their math, language and science skills were improving every day. If I compare what they were doing 6 months ago with what they are doing now, it is nothing short of amazing what they have accomplished. Their hard work and the incredible environment of Ocean Views teachers, principal, staff and students have given amazing results. Congratulations and thank you Ocean View!
Great and friendly International school with excellent and dedicated teachers and staff! My two kids both enjoy the environment, teaching style and activities!!
Our child is so fortunate to attend Ocean View since kindergarten. Going into her last year, 5th grade, she has had INCREDIBLE teachers and has been exposed to such a diverse group of kids from all over the world. The school is top notch.
My son studied at Ocean View for the 4th grade in 2007/2008. I was impressed by his class teacher, Ms. Kimberg, who devoted her energic and continuing efforts in education work. The boy still remembers her always positive and encouraging remarks. I believe her encouragement and love will be the fountainhead of confidence of my son for whole childhood!
I think teachers are great at this school and go out of their way to educate our kids. There is a great community in this school.
It is a great community of parents, teachers, and students. And I love the principal!
Amazing diversity, as well as dedicated teachers and families. My kids attend school with students from all over the world. The principal is very hands on and takes the time to get to know families.
Ocean View is a diverse, international school where any student can feel at home. Many of the children living in UC Berkeley's University Village attend OV. Although the student population is fairly transient, OV's teachers have proven they adapt quickly with change and know how to continue to challenge this bright student population. The OV PTA is very active and welcoming to newcomers. While the campus is quite large for an elementary school, the school is divided into 'pods' -- while provides a sense of security and safety to the students.
Very good school, very good teachers, my daughter had a great year here and learnt a lot.
Great Teachers, students, and a lot of fun. If your kid is enrolling in school, Look more into Ocean View.
This school is very international. It's a great environment for kids who have cultural back ground and the second (or first) language. Many intelligent students from intelligent families. But it is very crowded in play ground and not many 'on-site' after school programs.
Our kids have had amazing teachers here - K thru 5. 4th graders go on a trip to Point Bonita for a few days, where they are immersed in nature. Band is available. My 5th grader has gone on many wonderful field trips, SF MOMA, to hear Yo-Yo-Ma @ UCB, to Berkeley Marina's Kids for the Bay, & more. Science included studying the local watershed & weeding & planting to foster a healthy watershed. The amazing principal left a few years ago and the new one is leaving this year. Hopefully, the VP, Attiyeh, will help smoothe the transition. Many foreign national students drawn from nearby UCB's family village makes for enriching diversity. However, UCB recently added many new units, overcrowding our school. Kids need more space to play - should open up adjacent field. Get on PTA & make it happen! OT and special ed services available. School now has ramps.
I have a second grader at Ocean View. She has had great teachers all three years. The atmosphere at the school is open and friendly. There is a lot of emphasis on parent involvement.
great school, innovative teaching ideas. lot of parents particpate. mixture of races. so very diverse which my son loved.
My daughter was originally enrolled at Ocean View for her first grade year at school. Although she was transferred shortly there after due to lack of room I thought this school was outstanding.
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