Blue Oak At-a-Glance

Located on two campuses in the heart of downtown Napa, Blue Oak School is a co-educational, independent, progressive K-8 day school. Blue Oak is committed to offering an educational program that nurtures a love of learning in all of our children whether they are a five year old in our kindergarten program or an eighth grader heading off to high school.


Blue Oak was founded in 2002 by two families who wanted to create a school where students would be encouraged to stretch and grow, and given the tools to become independent learners. What began as a K-4 school with just over 70 students is now a thriving K-8 school with more than 200 students.  

While the majority of our students come from Napa,  the Blue Oak community includes families from Calistoga, St. Helena, Rutherford, Yountville, American Canyon, Vallejo, Fairfield and Sonoma, along with families who have recently arrived in California from New York, New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, Oregon, Hawaii, Australia, and China. Blue Oak’s eighth grade graduates enroll in high schools near and far.  

Recent Graduates have enrolled in the following schools:

  • American Canyon High School           
  • Napa High School           
  • Brewster Academy                
  • New Tech High School          
  • Branson School, Ross                                 
  • Brentwood College School            
  • Sonoma Academy
  • Justin Siena High School       
  • Tabor Academy, Marion MA
  • The College Preparatory School, Oakland
  • Holderness School, New Hampshire
  • The Oxbow School, Napa    
  • The Thacher School
  • The Midland School                        
  • Vintage High School

For a complete list and more information on Blue Oak graduates, click here.


Interesting Facts

14- Average class size in Lower School

20 -- Average class size in Middle school

1:8 -- Teacher to student ratio

70% -- Percent of Blue Oak faculty with advanced degrees

11 -- Number of languages spoken by Blue Oak faculty

17 -- Number of Breakaway classes offered each spring

31 -- Number of Electives offered in the Middle School

58 -- Number of countries faculty have travelled to / taught in.


Blue Oak is the first and only non-denominational K-8 school in the Napa Valley that is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with full membership in the National Association of Independent Schools. Blue Oak is also an active member of of the Progressive Education Network founded over a century ago to create a national network of progressive schools .