School Tours at North Oakland Public Schools

The enrollment window for OUSD is open from November 4, 2019 - February 7, 2020. More information is available at

The following are dates and links for prospective family tours at North Oakland public schools.

Kaiser/Sankofa Elementary
581 61st Street at Shattuck Ave. (click here for map)
There will be several information sessions with the principal, Mr. Guikema, about the new merged school (Kaiser and Sankofa elementary schools will be merging on the Sankofa campus starting in August of 2020).
Weeknights: Nov. 13, Nov. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 14, Jan. 29, and Feb. 4 at 6 pm
Saturdays: Dec. 7, Dec. 14, and Jan. 25 at 9 am
Please sign up on this form. All information sessions will be held at the Sankofa campus.

Emerson Elementary
4803 Lawton Ave. (click here for map)
Tours are on selected Fridays from 9-10 am: Nov. 8, Nov. 22, Dec. 6, Dec. 13, Jan. 10, Jan 17
Dates are subject to change, so please refer to the Emerson Calendar and call the office at (510) 654-7373 to confirm your spot.

Peralta Elementary
460 63rd St.
Prospective Kindergartner Night: Nov. 13 from 6-7:30 pm (Adults only; no childcare)
Dates for weekday or Saturday tours are on the Peralta website. Call the Peralta office at (510) 654-7365 to sign up.

Piedmont Avenue Elementary
4314 Piedmont Ave.(click here for map)
Tours are every Wednesdays at 9:15 am, meeting at the school main office. You do not need to sign up in advance.

Hillcrest Elementary
30 Marguerite Dr. (click here for map)
Tours are at 9–9:30 and 9:30–10 AM on Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Dec. 4.
These tours are for prospective Kindergarten parents only (no children). You can reserve a spot on a tour by calling the office at (510) 879-1270.

Chabot Elementary
6686 Chabot Rd. (click here for map)
Tours for prospective kindergarten families are: Dec. 12, Dec. 18, Jan. 8, Jan. 14, Jan. 30, or Feb. 3 at 8:15 AM
There will also be a Saturday tour on Jan. 11 at 12:30 PM. Please reserve your space on a tour on this webpage.

Claremont Middle School
5750 College Ave. (next to Rockridge BART station, click here for map)
Most of the tours are already full, but as of this writing there is still space on the Jan. 15 tour. Click here to sign up.

Oakland Technical High School
4351 Broadway (click here for map)
Tours are from 9:15 to 10:45 am on Nov. 14, Nov. 19, Nov. 21, Dec. 5 and Dec. 10. You can sign up on this form.
If you know a 9th grade student at Tech and you have an 8th grader, you can arrange to have your student 'shadow' the 9th grader by filling out this form.

Oakland International High School
4521 Webster Street (click here for map)
OIHS is a special program for students who are refugees or newly arrived immigrants to the US. I will be attending their open house tomorrow (Nov. 6) and am excited to learn more. Watch this space for an update!

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