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- a parent
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.



- a parent
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.




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



- a parent
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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- a parent
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!




- a community member
I loved going to school here. The teachers are excellent and the after-school program is great.

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- a parent
The kids are happy there, the parents help out and the teachers are top notch!!



- a community member
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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- a parent
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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- a parent
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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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.
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