Community School for Creative Education won the coveted San Francisco Foundation Grant Award 2011! The grant is for design and implemention of a full service community school model for 100 East Oakland children, their families, and community members, that combines Waldorf school best practices, a rigorous curriculum, and a fully functioning Family Resource Center.
After long deliberation amongst all of us, and hard work to find the optimal site for our beginnings, we have reached a decision.
This Wednesday night, we all gathered to think through this important decision and how we can embrace it as a community. Following the LOC meeting, our Community School for Creative Education Board formally accepted the Oakland Unified School District offer of space on the campus of Howard Elementary School, 8755 Fontaine, Oakland.
Thanks to generous support from contributors such as you, we were able to have a four week Waldorf Summer Program for a wonderful group of students in Oakland this summer. The Community School for Creative Education 2010 SUMMER PROGRAM opened its doors June 28 with circle time and song. It ran for a full four weeks June 28 through July 23. Prize winning West Contra Costa / Richmond teacher of the year and acclaimed Waldorf educator Ms. Ana Maria Darson is at the helm. She is joined by design team member, OUSD aide, and teacher-trainee Samantha Lehman as associate.
Alameda County Office of Education offered an unconditional approval of Community School for Creative Education on December 14, 2010
Date of opening: August 29, 2011 for grades K - 3. The school plans to expand annually, resulting in Preschool - 8th grade.