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Sequoia Elementary School

Public | PK-5 | 391 students

 
 
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5 stars

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2014:
Based on 11 ratings
2013:
Based on 9 ratings
2012:
Based on 15 ratings
2011:
No new ratings

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Posted October 4, 2009

Sequoia is a wonderful public school built on these principals: diversity is strength, great teachers make great schools, enrichment programs improve student achievement, and dynamic parent involvement can take a school from good to great.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

I love Sequoia (my nieces' elementary school) because of their creative teachers, gorgeous gardens, beautiful murals, and the general ambience of happiness and learning.


Posted October 4, 2009

Sequoia is not just a place with terrific kids and families of every stripe, but a place where teachers and staff really love teaching and being with each other.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

This is an amazing school with fantastic community involvement. Since our daughter started 2 years ago we've put in several large gardens within the playground and this year a block long beautiful native garden along Scenic Ave., all by community volunteers, both parents and others in the neighborhood! The teachers are great, the kids are learning loads, and nature is all around them. A model 'public' Oakland school if I ever saw one!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 4, 2009

Sequoia has experienced teachers; dedicated staff; the most diverse community of children in Oakland; enrichment programs, including art, garden, music, choir, African Drumming, Library and P. E.; active parent volunteering and fundraising; after school programs; a full inclusion program; and a GATE program for gifted students.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 3, 2009

Sequoia is a perfect package. It's a small school with a really down-to-earth parent community, all the while being a diverse and enriching place. While it endures the challenges of all Oakland public schools, it has an increasingly involved group of parent volunteers. The teachers are exceptional, caring people. I am a teacher in a high performing school in Alameda. I choose to send my child to Sequoia because it is a less stressful and competitive environment. And it's 4 blocks from my house. I have enjoyed walking my child to school and running into other neighbors who are doing the same. While test scores really mean little, the scores at Sequoia are on a steady climb. Truely a well kept secret!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 27, 2009

Our daughter attends Sequoia and it has been a wonderful experience for her. We love the teachers and the involvement of the other families. The principle is terrific too. Having choir available to the students is a plus...our kindergartener enjoys being involved with the singing group. Sequoia has a sweet and nuturing learning environment and our daughter loves it.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 28, 2008

My child's teacher is involved, responsive and totally engaged. My child loves the field trips, the art and music. The student population is diverse, respectful, and very happy. Love of learning is evident. I wish drop-off and pick-up were easier - the streets are too narrow and parking is impossible - but no other complaints.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 16, 2008

I love Sequoia. It's family oriented, fun, caring teachers, and overall the children are happy.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted April 13, 2008

My son is currently attending Sequioa and it's average Academically speaking. I feel that my son could do so much more but the teachers can not offer better teaching or challenge him. Often time when I he comes home from school, I would ask him to start him homework and he would say that it's too easy for him and that he's bored with the class. He is obviously ahead of his class but I feel that he is just stuck there because he has no choice, but when in reality, there is another option, why not challenge him? although the parent involvement is definitely there, but seems like that's all they offer. I want my son to advance academically. It's just not there.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 31, 2007

I really enjoy having my daughter at Sequoia. I love the parent participation. The only downside is that Sequoia offers an after school enrichment program but unfortunately all can't benefit from, due to capacity.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 13, 2005

Sequoia school offers a positive and nuturing school climate. The students learn important academic, personal communication and problem solving skills. The school has shown steady growth in state standardize testing. The classroom programs include hands on science and social studies. Schoolwide programs teach children the skills needed to resolve conflicts and to communicate successfully with peers and adults. Our school wide buddy class program pairs older students mentoring younger students. It's a great school!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 18, 2004

If we weren't fortunate to have Sequoia as our neighborhood school, I would seriously consider an interdistrict transfer to send my children there. We have been pleased with the educational and social development provided to our kids. The teachers strive for excellence and facilitate an open, caring environment for learning. A vibrant, diverse and growing 'community', I feel our children are safe, challenged to do their best, and are well prepared for the next step in their education. Active Dads Club and parent groups foster an awesome connection to the school. Multi Cultural Potluck, Fall Picnic, Lego Mindstorm Club, Variety Show,Science Camp, resident Art and Music Programs, Pancake Breakfast, Healthy Start Programs, Classroom volunteers etc. sponsored and/or supported by the families of Sequoia make this a school I'm proud to be part of.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

I am a teacher who chose Sequoia for my daughter. The community is vibrant and diverse in language, culture, and background. The staff is amazing--creative, reflective, and always concerned first and foremost with the well-being and learning experience of each child. The climate of the school is pleasant, and kids are taught and encouraged to solve their problems both with learning and with each other. Sequoia reflects the best of our community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 11, 2004

We are very happy at Sequoia. We chose it for its excellent staff, parent involvment, and community feeling. The principal has a strong presence and provides good leadership. Our family has put a good deal of energy into building up our parent's clubs, understanding the weaknesses and drawing out the strengths of such a wonderfully diverse and generally good-natured community.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 6, 2003

Sequoia offers a positive/nurturing school climate.The students learn important academic, personal communication and problem-solving skills. There has been a steady growth on state standardized testing. Classroom programs include stimulating hands-on Science and Social Studies. Sequoia has a rich diversity; School-wide Buddy Class Program; Parent Groups; After School Programs; School Garden/Out Door Classroom; Artist-in-Residence;Child Development Center; School Social Worker/Counselor; Choir; Student Hall of Fame. Teachers 100% Credentialed. Principal has been a member of the community for 28 years and warmly welcomes visitors. Sequoia is a great place to grow!


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The API reflects year-over-year schools performance based on STAR test score results from spring 2013.

This school's
API score

828

Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10


API Growth scores over time

Did this school meet the API goal this year?
The state goal for API is 800. All schools that are below 800 are assigned an API improvement target each year.
  • This school met the state goal of 800.

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  • This school did not meet all student subgroup API targets for 2013

This school's
API score

828

What is the API?
The Academic Performance Index (API) is a single number assigned to each school by the California Department of Education to measure overall school performance and improvement over time on statewide testing. The API ranges from 200 and 1000, with 800 as the state goal for all schools.
Change from
2012 to 2013

-10

Change from 2012 to 2013
Comparing the API Growth to the Base shows whether or not this school’s test score performance improved between Spring 2011 and Spring 2012. The API ranges between 200 and 1000, with 800 as the statewide goal for all schools. Schools scoring below an 800 are given at least a 5 point target for the next year.
API Statewide Rank
(2012)

7 / 10

API Statewide Rank (2012)
The API Statewide Rank ranges from 1 to 10. A rank of 10, for example, means that the school’s API fell into the top 10% of all schools in the state with a comparable grade range. The 2012 rank is based on results from tests students took in Spring 2012.
API Similar Schools Rank (2012)

2 / 10

API Similar Schools Rank (2012)
The API Similar Schools Rank ranges from 1 to 10. It shows how the school compares to other schools with similar student demographic profiles. The California Department of Education uses parent education level, poverty level, student ethnicity and other data to identify similar schools.
English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 56% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
59%

2012

 
 
64%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

71 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
67%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
66%

2010

 
 
82%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 46% in 2013.

62 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
58%

2012

 
 
45%

2011

 
 
43%

2010

 
 
78%
Math

The state average for Math was 66% in 2013.

63 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
61%

2012

 
 
61%

2011

 
 
65%

2010

 
 
84%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 65% in 2013.

56 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
70%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
75%

2010

 
 
69%
Math

The state average for Math was 72% in 2013.

57 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
72%

2012

 
 
78%

2011

 
 
70%

2010

 
 
72%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

The state average for English Language Arts was 60% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
66%

2012

 
 
71%

2011

 
 
44%

2010

 
 
62%
Math

The state average for Math was 65% in 2013.

48 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
57%

2012

 
 
68%

2011

 
 
53%

2010

 
 
76%
Science

The state average for Science was 57% in 2013.

47 students were tested at this school in 2013.

2013

 
 
60%

2012

 
 
73%

2011

 
 
33%

2010

 
 
51%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students59%
Females54%
Males66%
African American65%
Asian42%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)81%
Economically disadvantaged49%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability65%
English learner32%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)53%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate81%
Parent education - declined to state59%

Math

All Students67%
Females62%
Males75%
African American53%
Asian75%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino44%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)95%
Economically disadvantaged57%
Non-economically disadvantaged79%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner63%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)63%
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate88%
Parent education - declined to state59%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students58%
Females65%
Males50%
African American47%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)84%
Economically disadvantaged50%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability62%
English learner18%
Fluent-English proficient and English only67%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)54%
Parent education - college graduate76%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate64%
Parent education - declined to staten/a

Math

All Students61%
Females61%
Males62%
African American37%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latinon/a
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)89%
Economically disadvantaged48%
Non-economically disadvantaged71%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability64%
English learner25%
Fluent-English proficient and English only70%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talentedn/a
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)62%
Parent education - college graduate67%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduate86%
Parent education - declined to staten/a
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students70%
Females77%
Males63%
African American58%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino67%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged67%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability71%
English learner67%
Fluent-English proficient and English only72%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented75%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate71%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state76%

Math

All Students72%
Females67%
Males79%
African American38%
Asiann/a
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino77%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)92%
Economically disadvantaged69%
Non-economically disadvantaged74%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability74%
English learner83%
Fluent-English proficient and English only69%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented83%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduate60%
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state71%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

English Language Arts

All Students66%
Females80%
Males50%
African American67%
Asian82%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged80%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability67%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only75%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented69%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state66%

Math

All Students57%
Females72%
Males39%
African American46%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino50%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged54%
Non-economically disadvantaged60%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability59%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only61%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state50%

Science

All Students60%
Females64%
Males55%
African American50%
Asian73%
Filipinon/a
Hispanic or Latino58%
American Indian or Alaska Nativen/a
Native Hawaiiann/a
Pacific Islandern/a
Samoann/a
Other Pacific Islandern/a
White (not Hispanic)n/a
Economically disadvantaged56%
Non-economically disadvantaged65%
Students with disabilityn/a
Students with no reported disability61%
English learnern/a
Fluent-English proficient and English only68%
Migrant educationn/a
Gifted and talented60%
Parent education - not a high school graduaten/a
Parent education - high school graduaten/a
Parent education - some college (includes AA degree)n/a
Parent education - college graduaten/a
Parent education - graduate school/post graduaten/a
Parent education - declined to state63%
Scale: % proficient or advanced

About the tests


In 2012-2013 California used the California Standards Tests (CSTs) to test students in English language arts in grades 2 through 11; math in grades 2 through 7; science in grades 5, 8 and 10; and history-social science in grades 8 and 11. Middle and high school students also took subject-specific CSTs in math and science, depending on the course in which they were enrolled. The CSTs are standards-based tests, which means they measure how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of California. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the tests.

The different student groups are identified by the California Department of Education; if there are fewer than 10 students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: California Department of Education

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Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
Black 30% 7%
White 20% 27%
Hispanic 18% 51%
Asian 17% 11%
Two or more races 14% 3%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 1% 1%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 1%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Student subgroups

  This school District averageState average
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 44%N/A54%
Source: NCES, 2010-2011

Teacher resources

Special staff resources available to students Speech and language therapist(s)
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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • Academic Excellence Award (2007)

Special education / special needs

Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing and written arts
  • Dance

Language learning

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
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School basics

School start time
  • 8:30 am
School end time
  • 3:00 pm
Before school or after school care / program onsite
  • After school
  • Before school
School Leader's name
  • Katia Hazen
Is there an application process?
  • Yes
Fax number
  • (510) 531-6611

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • Standards-based
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • Global
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Autism
  • Emotional behavioral disabilities
  • Hearing impairments
  • Multiple disabilities
  • Orthopedic impairments
  • Other health impairments
  • Significant developmental delay
  • Specific learning disabilities
  • Speech and language impairments
  • Visual impairments
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • None

Resources

Staff resources available to students
  • Speech and language therapist(s)
Extra learning resources offered
  • Title I Schoolwide program (SWP)
Transportation options
  • AC Transit lines 11 and 21 serve our school.

East Bay Agency for Youth (after school program)

Types of activities
  • Academics
  • Arts
  • Athletics
  • Life skills
Operated by
  • East Bay Agency for Youth
Days offered
  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
End time
  • 6:00
Is enrollment limited to students who attend the school?
  • Yes
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Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Painting
Music
  • Band
  • Choir / Chorus
  • Instrumental music lessons
  • Orchestra
Performing arts
  • Dance
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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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3730 Lincoln Avenue
Oakland, CA 94602
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Phone: (510) 531-6696

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