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Welcome to Blue Oak School

Now celebrating our 15th year, Blue Oak School is Napa Valley's first and only independent, progressive school serving bright and imaginative children from Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Our Mission Statement and 7 Core Principles of Teaching and Learning make our school a distinctive learning environment for our students, learn by doing. 

Our talented faculty and staff lead a curriculum that creates experiences for our students that advance their understanding and mastery of new concepts both in and outside of the classroom. This progressive model focuses as much of the development of each student's social and emotional well being as on his or her academic experience, promoting the interests, skills and resilience that encourage greater success and a love of learning throughout life.

As we look ahead to our next 15 years, we are thrilled to welcome Dan Schwartz, as our incoming Head of School. Also this year, we are launching our Alumni Association. Stay tuned for upcoming events and opportunities to connect with Blue Oak!


Blue Oak teachers are skilled and artful instructors who care deeply about their subject matter and about the development of children.