Visiting Blue Oak
There is nothing quite like experiencing Blue Oak School first-hand. All of our programs are designed to help you gain a stronger understanding of what a progressive education really means. You’ll have opportunities to visit individual classrooms where you’ll see our children working collaboratively as they build an amazing block tower, deliver the daily mail to classrooms, help prepare lunch for their classmates, or solve a multi-step math problem. You’ll hear them reading to their book buddies, see them drawing self-portraits and hear the sound of African drums as you pass a music class.
And that’s only a small piece of the Blue Oak experience...
Campus Tours and Informational Sessions
Campus tours will be begin starting in October, 2017. A tour of the Lower School will give you an excellent sense of the daily work of our students and the environment in which they work. Tours begin at 9:00 and are followed by a general information session which will explain the admissions process and provide an overview of the ways in which Blue Oak works to continue to be affordable for families. At the end of the tour, the program will move to the Middle School for those families who are interested in exploring Grades 6 - 8. Please visit the admission calendar for the dates.
Many parents are more comfortable when they have an opportunity to schedule a personal visit, as it allows them the opportunity to ask questions specifically focused on their child and/or their family. Individual visits may be scheduled at a time and date that is convenient for the family. Most visits to the Lower School take place in the morning, while visits to the Middle School often occur at the beginning or end of the school day.
Open House Programs
Open House programs provide parents with an opportunity to hear from the Head of School, teachers, current students and parents. Each program is tailored to a specific audience
- Lower School Open House -Tuesday, January 10, 2017 @ 8:30am
- Middle School Open House - Thursday, January 5, 2017 @ 8:30am
Shadow Visits at the Middle School
Students interested in Blue Oak’s middle school (Grades 6 – 8) are encouraged to participate in a Shadow Visit. Visiting students are hosted by a current Blue Oak Student and have the opportunity to follow their host's schedule; attending classes, joining in at “refresh” (Blue Oak’s recess periods), eating lunch, making art, exploring an elective or just hanging out. Students interested in applying for grade 6 or 7 will visit with 6th grade hosts. Students interested in applying for 8th grade will visit with a 7th grade host. Shadow visits are held on Wednesdays from October - January. Students may choose from morning visits (8:00 - 12:00) or afternoon visits (12:00 - 3:00). To schedule a shadow visit, please call 707. 261.4522.
For more information, email Michele Sanchez, Director of Admission and Marketing or call 707.261.4522