Peralta is the most beautiful school in Oakland. It's walls are covered with murals created by the kids with a resident artist. Gardens cover the grounds. The way we take care of the grounds is emblematic of the way the children are taken care of, too. The whole child is nurtured and develops academically and socially during his or her years at Peralta. The Peralta Parent Teacher Group supports the school by providing, among other things, art, music and p.e. instruction, mental health counseling, conflict resolution instruction, support for field trips, gardening, and technology in the classrooms.
My daughter loves to go to Peralta every morning. So do I. Every time I walk her in, I see something new that the teachers, staff, and volunteer parents have helped the kids do--artwork, gardens, recycling projects...It's amazing. This external environment reflects the commitment of the community to making Peralta a truly wonderful place, where kids learn a lot of the typical school material (great test scores) but also about being a good person, self-respectful and respectful of others, an asset to our shared world. My daughter is very lucky to be there!
A fantastic school with great teachers and parents. Everyone works together to give the kids much more than the district alone can possibly afford.
I love Peralta because we have awesome teachers and incredibly involved families that make our school beautiful and make our children proud.
I love it because of those hard working teachers and staff that help make the school a better place for our kids and a safe one as well. No bullies here!
Peralta Elementary is hands-down the best public school in Oakland, maybe in the Bay Area! The teachers are utterly devoted to their students and everyone thrives in an environment rich in art, music and community. We can't imagine sending our kids elsewhere.
The teachers are great, its small enough to all know each other, my kid loves it, and there's plenty of enrichment activities, and it has a supportive family community of all classes and races
Peralta provides my child a garden of Eden in the midst of a dark hour for public education. With increasing budget pressures, Peralta tenaciously holds on to a winning formula for successfully educating Oakland's youth -- committed teachers; a warrior principal; dedicated parents grandparents, and caregivers; pride in the physical environment, enrichment activities woven through the curriculum, and lots of love to go around. I treasure this diverse learning community for what it offers child and grown-up alike.
I like Peralta Elementary because of the teachers, parents, volunteers and the kids. There is so much creativity and imagination that is used daily.
It is the best example of racial and economic diversity in a school setting that I have ever seen and it is a school where you 'feel the love',
I love our school. wonderful teachers, amazing students and committed parents.
Peralta is a public school where all children are valued and learning happens hand in hand with fun.
It rocks because the principle is fantastic, the teachers are great and the parents all pitch in. It also has fantastic art work around the school and a great garden!
Peralta has the most caring environment and its positive influence on the children is readily apparent.
This school has it all - a diverse community, amazing teachers, focus on the whole child, fabulous gardens, Spanish lessons, a small size, a whipper-snapper of a Principal and a very active Parent Teacher group. It's a public school that works and is proof that if parents are involved with their child's education, amazing things can happen.
Great principal, great teachers and staff, great parents, and great students equal one great school!
Peralta stimulates kids' creativity and fosters a love of learning. It's an amazing community of people who love helping kids grow and learn, and the kids are all so multi-faceted!
Peralta is a fantastic, nurturing, community of staff and parents. It has an amazing art and music program and beautiful garden.
Incredibly rich learning environment. Great staff and administration. Tight-knit, dedicated community. Student-centered, creative curriculum. Who could ask for more?
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