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1757 Mountain Boulevard
Oakland, CA 94611

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(510) 339-6100
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August 20, 2013
Like other reviewers said, Montclair Elementary is a wonderful school in Oakland. All teachers, office staff and Principal Bloom were very supportive. The PTA did an amazing job. Very Impressed with PTA supported programs such as PE, Music, Drama, Art, computer( ipad) tutoring services, before and after school language programs (Spanish, Mandarin, French and Italian?) etc. Unfortunately, band program was mediocre IMHO. They had so many fun events like Otter Walk, UN day, Family Fun Day at Montclair Park . It's highly recommended.

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May 01, 2013
This school is a gem in Oakland. The principal is strong and an advocate for the children and secondarily the parents. She has guided our school through a significant remodel over the last two years... while maintaing a strong culture of learning, fun and community.The teachers are great and do the best they can in a public school structure (testing etc.). Go public! Lastly, the parent community is a force... they raise much needed funds to help round out the learning experience for their children.

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May 16, 2011
Amazing school, principal & staff! The parent involvement and support is off the chart. Kudos to all!

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August 24, 2010
I currently have a third and first grader at Montclair. Our academic and community experience at this school has been outstanding. Our principal is extreemly dedicated, our teachers are second to none, and our parent community is diverse and extreemly active within the school.

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February 23, 2010
I have a 2nd grader at Montclair Elementary so this our 3rd year there and every year I am more impressed. The principal is a strong and dedicated leader and the teachers are caring and competent. The parent community is really amazing - a diverse, hard-working group coming together in challenging times for public education and ensuring a top-quality education/experience for their kids!

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December 09, 2009
I loved going to school here. The teachers are excellent and the after-school program is great.

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September 29, 2009
The kids are happy there, the parents help out and the teachers are top notch!!

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September 18, 2009
Its a traditional shool where there is a good mix of seasoned as well as new teachers and instructors for thier academic and enrichment classes.

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September 16, 2009
Montclair Elementary School is a community that cares about each child's school experience, where staff, families and neighbors work hard together while having fun helping the school. As a result, the kids keep art and extracurricular activities in the school, make lifelong friends and improve their community.

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May 20, 2008
This is our tenth and final year at Montclair. We love the school and the community. The children are diverse, with quite a few intra-district transfers, which is great as otherwise it would be fairly homogenous (hills school). The PTA is very strong and has fun fundraisers which raise enough money for the supplemental programs. There is also a good music program provided by the district for 4th and 5th graders.

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March 17, 2008
Amazing public school. It is parents and dedicated teachers that make the school what it is, relatove to what the Oakland District provides.

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August 29, 2007
This is our third year here at Montclair Elementary and we are very happy so far. The collaboration of the staff, teachers, parents, and students help to make this school a great place to learn AND have fun.

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July 27, 2007
Great school ! Very nice school environment, fantasic teachers, many extracurricular programs for students and lets don't forget the 'Great Parents' !

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March 22, 2006
Relativly great for a public school in Oakland.By and large dedicated teachers. Good PTA, parent participation and expectations make a positive difference in financial support, academic quality and extracurricular programs.

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January 12, 2006
Montclair is a wonderful neighborhood school with a very involved parent community. This is our first year there, and I am very happy with our choice. Our son's kindergarten teacher is fantastic -- great with kids and parents alike. He is adept at managing a room full of kids with varied skills and attention levels. The other parents are very accessible and friendly. The principal seems to support his teachers very much but is less concerned about parents. Often it seems as if he sees parents as adversaries rather than partners in the process. There are also music, art, computer, and P.E. classes all paid for by the annual fundraising efforts. All in all, I highly recommend the school!

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August 22, 2005
Good parent involvement. Some very strong teachers. PTA pays for PE, computer program, and music teacher. Would like to see increased interest in helping children who are struggling with the very rigid open court system.

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August 19, 2005
My third child is finishing up at Montclair this year, and I think the school has done an excellent job on all three. I've been very happy with the community nature of the school and the teachers.

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August 16, 2005
The parent involvement in this school is great, and it is quite a good neighborhood school.

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March 31, 2005
This is an exceptional neighborhood school for the district. Some of the arts and science prep-classes have been less than spectacular, a waste of the PTA's money. Physical Ed IS exceptional however, and the afterschool programs (for fee) excellent. Some less than average teachers, but this is par for any school, unfortunately.

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January 08, 2005
Parents and local community are very involved in this school. We have recognized artisans among the parents who offer glass sculpting and ceramics programs to the students at the campus on a regular basis. The PTA is a powerhouse supplementing the above-level curriculum with musical training, physical education, foreign language courses, hands-on gardening, and art, art, art. This is nothing like an Oakland Public School, there are parents who have pulled their children out of private school to attend Montclair Elementary.

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October 05, 2004
Great school! It has a strong PTA and has a lot of support from the community.

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March 03, 2004
Montclair is a very good school. Parent involvement is the main reason Montclair has many positive things that other Oakland public schools don't. They raise money to pay for school supplies, repairs, the library and other necessities.

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Montclair School is a diverse school located in charming Montclair Village. Our experienced and nurturing staff stresses high academic achievement, cultural responsiveness, and creative artistic expression in our students. We strive to educate the whole child using a rigorous academic curriculum coupled with a stimulating visual and performing arts program. Our students learn personal and social responsibility, self motivation, and cooperation. Students are well prepared for academic and personal success. Opportunities for parental involvement abound at Montclair. Families can involve themselves as members of our School Site Council, PTA, Dad's Club, and Academic Achievement Support Group, as well as classroom volunteers, student tutors, and enrichment teachers for after school programs. At Montclair, we pride ourselves on our strong educational community. The school supports an excellent library, full computer lab, tutoring for struggling students, vocal music teacher, physical education teacher, and art teacher. The school offers a variety of afterschool enrichment opportunities for students ranging from cooking, martial arts, glass-fusing, and magic classes. In addition, Montclair School also has a school psychologist on site one day per week and a part-time coach for English learners.


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Montclair Elementary School
1757 Mountain Boulevard, Oakland, CA  94611
(510) 339-6100
Last modified Montclair Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 10 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Montclair Elementary School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 29 reviews. Top