Community School for Creative Education (CSCE) is a free, TK-8th grade, public Waldorf charter school. To enroll, children must be five years old by December 2, 2017. Our school, along with 90% of other charter schools across the city, is using a common application called Enroll Oakland Charters. The application is available online at  You can also obtain a paper copy of this application at the school, 2111 International Boulevard, Oakland CA 94606.
Admission to CSCE is conducted by lottery. TO BE INCLUDED IN THE LOTTERY, APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUBMITTED ONLINE BY MIDNIGHT ON FRIDAY FEBRUARY 17, 2017.  PAPER APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED IN PERSON BY 4:00 PM ON FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2017. After the lottery deadline, applications will be processed (and offered admission or space on our wait list) in the order received.
Things to know about applying to CSCE:
  • Our age-eligibility requirements are as follows (consistent with the CDE guidelines):
    • Transitional Kindergarten—DOB 9/2/2012 - 12/2/2012
    • Kindergarten—DOB 9/2/2011 - 9/1/2012
    • 1st Grade—DOB 9/2/2010 - 9/1/2011
    • 2nd Grade—DOB 9/2/2009 - 9/1/2010
    • 3rd Grade—DOB 10/2/2008 - 9/1/2009
  •  If you do not receive confirmation that your application to CSCE was received, you must contact our Ms Baez at to ensure that your child(ren) will be entered into the lottery.
  •  All applications that are confirmed received by the February 17 deadline will be entered into the lottery.
  • The lottery will be held at Community School for Creative Education on Friday, March 10, 2017 at 4:00 pm; the public is invited to attend and attendance at the lottery is NOT required for selection.
All applicants will be notified of the lottery results by 6:00 pm on March 17, 2017. To accept your admissions offer or position on the waitlist, you must complete the acceptance form by March 30, 2017.

Community School Faculty and Staff

Greets  Our Children and Families: 

A Strong and Joyous 2016-2017 School Year!




Community School's BIG 2016-2017 Public Talk

With Reneowned Dr. Kenneth Wesson,

"If it's your job to develop the mind, shouldn't you know how the brain works?" was a big hit.Thank you Dr. Wesson!


Ken Wesson aka 'Sciencemaster' works as a keynote speaker and educational consultant for pre-school through university-level institutions and organizations. He speaks throughout the world on the neuroscience of learning and methods for creating classrooms and learning environments that are "brain-considerate."  Underpinning Ken's research, speeches and workshops over the past three decades has been based on the question, "If it's your job to develop the mind, shouldn't you know how the brain works?  He joined us LIVE at Community School Thursday August 11, 2016, 5:30pm - 7pm. 








Summer School Art Feast- Four Faces of Oakland and ~ We Are One




Community School for Creative Education Partnership

with  Peralta  Community College District

Plan:  Our Upper Grades  7 & 8  Will Be Able to Take Peralta Community College District Classes for Free:

Scheduled Launch:  January 2017.


A Look Inside Our 2016 Summer School:   Space Camp with Calculus Roundtable Partner: 


Hot Off The Press:  

Community School for Creative Education  Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP).  See the it here.



Learn More About Us:  

Click here to learn more about our school - the country's first Urban Waldorf charter school.



Recent Performances In Our Community:

Drumming class with Attitudinal Healing Connection’s teacher Javiar:  

We Are Proud of Our Performance

Saturday, May 28th from 3-6 at 416 26th St



CSCE Dragon Gala 2016

Special thanks to high school volunteers and the gala planning team for making this event a success!  

To view a recap video of the amazing high points of our Gala, including words from our authorizer,

Alameda County Office of Education Superintendent Monroe, and some other touching moments, please click here.







On Tuesday, February 9, Alameda County Board of Education


Our Charter.  

The Vote Was Unanimous!!!




Nationally Acclaimed Stanford Education Professor and SCOPE Center Director

Dr. Linda Darling Hammond Joins Community School Advisory Board! 


To Read Stanford Professor Linda Darling Hammond's Stanford Center for Opportunity Education (SCOPE) Report:

"Growing a Waldorf-Inspired Approach In a Public School District" 

Click here to read.



Community School Receives Surprise Gift of $5,000 from Mozhai Foundation!



November - December 2015 Highlights ~ 

 CSCE Hosted 3-Day Seminar, Waldorf-Inspired  
"First Aid Response to Trauma"  International Speakers Bernd Ruf and Reinaldo Nascimento



From November 22nd to November 24th, Community School Was Proud to Host 3-Day Seminar with Internationally Known Friends of Waldorf Education Teachers, Bernd Ruf and Reinaldo Nascimento on "First Aid Response to Trauma" generously sponsored by the Friends of Waldorf Education and the Stuart Foundation.

CSCE responds to Warehouse Fire:

The Community School for Creative Education community is shocked and saddened by the tragic fire in our neighborhood. Our sincere condolences go out to all those impacted by this tragedy.  As a gesture of support for the families impacted, CSCE will be hosting a clothing drive. You may deliver any donated items to the Dean of School Culture, Gina Stiens. Items will be delivered directly by a CSCE staff member. We would like all donations by Wednesday, December 14th so they can be delivered before winter break. Thank you for your help in supporting our broader CSCE community.

Clothing items needed:
Women's size 6 or large
Men's size 36 or large
Women's size medium
Boys size 7/8
Girls size 8-10