The school is outstanding in many different ways! Academic expectations are high, but in kindergarten they maintain a focus on making learning fun. Social expectations are similarly high: students are repeatedly given messages on playing well together, how to negotiate conflicts, when to call a teacher's attention to a social conflict, etc. Engagement from parents and extended family is high, in fact families are expected to participate in at least 40 hours of school work/activities each year (much of the participation is more community engagement than 'work,' for example you sometimes get credit for attending a monthly family mass). In contrast to a number of private schools in the area, many different sectors of the Oakland population are well-represented, including within Asian, African-American, Latino, and White sectors.
High parental involvemnt, High academic expectations, lots of extracurricular activities
Top kids do well at top high schools. Very diverse student body. Good athletic programs.
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