THE HEAD OF SCHOOL
Welcome to Blue Oak School!
Thank you for stopping by our website. Blue Oak School is a K-8 independent school intentionally located in the heart of picturesque, downtown Napa, California. Blue Oak School was founded with the ideal of putting children at the center of their learning process. Our founders imagined a community in which children’s natural curiosity would lead to joyful discovery as they explored their own questions about the world while learning the critical knowledge, skills and concepts that would sustain their inquiry well beyond their Blue-Oak experience.
Blue Oak School continues a long tradition of progressive education in which:
- We bring learning to life with a progressive approach to education that is hands-on, student-centered, collaborative and intellectually challenging.
- We teach the whole child with an integrated curriculum that incorporates fine arts, music and drama, physical education and service learning.
- We engender a love of learning by developing skills in problem solving, inquiry, critical thinking, and creativity through engaging experiences that also integrate an element of fun into the school day.
- We meet student needs with experienced, passionate teachers and a low student/teacher ratio, ensuring that educators understand students’ individual strengths, talents, interests and areas for growth.
- We build a community of learners and leaders by emphasizing collaboration and teamwork, across a richly diverse population, within every classroom and throughout the school, buttressed by a strong social-emotional curriculum.
We create this learning experience while developing relationships of trust and respect with our students, offering them the confidence to be risk takers in their learning and try new things. This also supports them to become excellent communicators, community members and advocates for themselves and others. The success of our graduates in high school and beyond is a strong testimony to the power of a Blue Oak education.
We invite you to come visit our school in person and see the Blue-Oak Difference in action.
We’ll be waiting for you!
Head of School