My son's teacher held the same standards for each student. When our first grader was caught lying about writing in his daily planner, she addressed it with him as well as emailing us with details so we were able to follow up at home.
We have enjoyed volunteering at the school as the leadership team makes parents feel very welcome. They give parents a large variety of opportunities to help in the classroom as well as after hours at extra-curricular activities for parents that work.
When our 1st grader struggled with finishing his work in the classroom, his teacher developed a plan to help him to achieve his goals which drove him to be a better student. When he struggled with a math subject, she sent home additional exercises to build his skill. He was so proud that he overcame a weakness. It showed him that he could improve with practice.
My daughter loves this school and her kindergaten teacher. I am asked often by others that interact with my child about where she goes to school as she is very social and articulate and very smart. So much of that is thanks to her teachers and the emense support system of parents and teachers at oakland. I also love how involved they require the parents to be (we must volunteer 20 hours per year between both parents), but hours can be gained just by going to monthly meetings in the evening or helping the teachers from home, or just by donating coffee or snacks for the monthly teachers meetings. My 5-year-old is already reading, spelling like a pro, and starting math - I could not be happier with her progress or with Oakland!