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School leader:  Donald Bertolo
3730 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602-2468

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  • Before / After care
    Before, After
  • Dress policy
    None, Dress code
  • Transportation
    Transportation provided for special education students


  • Academic focus
    Multiculturalism / Global
  • Arts
    Orchestra, Band, Choir / Chorus...
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Submitted by a parent · November 16, 2015
Our son is in K at Sequoia, and we have been overwhelmed by how welcoming and close the community is. The new principal, Mr Bertolo, knew my son's name (and nearly all the other students) immediately, and has been an advocate, leader, and educator... more

Submitted by a parent · May 07, 2014
Looking for a great school? This is it. Experienced, interested teachers; strong administration; extensive enrichment programming; and a diverse, tight-knit community of parents, staff, students, neighbors and supporters who pull together to... more

Submitted by a parent · May 05, 2014
We love Sequoia! We've had kids here for five years, and continue to be inspired by the wonderful teachers and amazing sense of community. I would highly highly recommend it to any parent!

Submitted by a parent · May 05, 2014
My daughter has been at Sequoia since Kindergarten. She is now in down to her last 6 weeks of 5th grade. Sequoia has been amazing for her and for me as a parent. Her teachers throughout have been incredibly supportive, prepared and engaged. The... more

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Sequoia is a vibrant, diverse community of learners who strive to embody our four core values of Responsibility, Respect, Honesty, and Compassion. Our parent group raises money to fund art, music, science, and garden programs for every student. Sequoia's Dad's Club, established more than 50 years ago, puts on fun events like the Variety Show, Fall BBQ, and Movie Nights. This school is beloved by the community and it shows in the care and attention each Sequoia student receives. Our staff of largely veteran teachers constantly collaborates to create rich learning experiences for children that rival those of the best schools, public or private. We are proud of our campus, beautified by a student-created tile mural over 300 feet long, productive classroom vegetable gardens, and numerous brightly painted murals. Sequoia is a happy, safe and colorful campus full of curious, interested children who are both challenged to be the best they can be and supported in their individual learning needs. One thing that makes Sequoia so special is our Autism Spectrum Full Inclusion program that places children on the spectrum in classrooms with support. All children receive orientation on individual learning differences through this program and become more compassionate individuals as a result. Our well established school climate of acceptance, kindness and sensitivity benefits all children. We welcome visitors to our monthly Sequoia Sings assemblies, held on the first Wednesday of each month, when we come together as a school to hear news and raise our voices in songs related to our four core values. You will hear the African drums as you approach; they are the heartbeat of Sequoia.

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Sequoia Elementary School
3730 Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, CA  94602-2468
Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 74 reviews. (510) 531-6696
Last modified Sequoia Elementary School is a Public school that serves grades K-5. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 7 out of 10 based on academic quality.