Welcome

 
 
 
Community School for Creative Education Welcomes You!
 
 
 
Families:  If you have been accepted for the 2018-19 School Year, remember to ACCEPT your offer by March 30, 2018, or it will be rescinded.
Others:  You can still apply for 2018-19 School Year. Go to "Apply Now" on this page.
 
 
First Graders Build Their Own Instruments!
 
 
Community School Celebrates Internatinal Pi Day
with
Nuclear Physicist Dr. Hattie Carwell and NBA Sports Writer Mr. Aliko Carter! 
6th and 7th Graders Embark on Pi Day Challenge:  
 How many numbers of Pi can YOU recite by heart?
 
 
Thank you Dr. Carwell and Mr. Carter and our key partner Calculus Roundtable for our first School Wide Pi Day Celebration!
 
 
 
 
 
 
Community School Upper Graders Win Big at the Bay Area Urban Debate League ~ BAUDL ~ Competiton with 7th Grade Marley Finishing 1st Place!
 
 
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Community School 8th Graders Were Chosen to Attend a Google Workshop At Google’s “Code Next!"
 
Third Grade Basket Weaving Joy With  Waldorf Coach Ms. Elke Berger
 
Community School Celebrates  Lunar New Year Tea 
February 2018
 
 
 
Happy Friendship Day (formerly Halloween) Fall 2017
 
 
The New School Signage Just Went Up! 
 
 
 
Celebrating African American History Month Assembly: families and friends delight.
February 2018
 
 
 
 
Faculty work on Data Walls January 2018
 
 
 
Graduation June 2017
 
 
 
 
Sharing a Thanksgiving Meal  November 2017
 
 
We Are The Country's First Intercultural Public Waldorf School!

We Are A TK -  8 School!
 
We Are Tuition-Free! 

 
If you are interested in enrolling for 2018-19,  please call our office to set up a tour:
Call 510-686-4131
Tours are every Tuesday 9am - 10am when school is in session and by appointment.
For Enrollment Go To EnrollOak.com
 
 
 
 
 

Who We Are ~

 Approved by Alameda County Office of Education in 2010,Community School for Creative Education is the country's first intercultural public TK-8th grade Urban Waldorf School.

 

Mission:

The Community School for Creative Education partners with families and communities to provide a rigorous college-preparatory program integrated into a culturally rich, arts-infused, highly personalized curriculum inspired by Waldorf education for the diverse students of Oakland to promote equity and prepare culturally competent, well-rounded, lifelong learners to lead, contribute to, and successfully participate in our rapidly changing multicultural society.

Vision

The Community School for Creative Education envisions a future in which all children have access to quality education; all children experience success in community and career; and youth voices contribute in valued and meaningful ways to the success of a thriving, equitable, and multicultural society. 

 

Key Features ~ 

- Among the most diverse schools in the state;

- Among the highest percent multiracial families in the state;

- For three years running,  its English Learners and children in poverty have outperformed the District and surrounding schools on State exam.

- Uniform School

- Extended Day till 6pm Every School Day.

- Children learn Spanish and Mandarin from the Lower Grades through the 8th

- Global Partners in Mexico City, Mexico; Hong Kong;  Capettown & South Africa

 

 

 

Principal Monique Brinson and Founder and Executive Director Dr. Ida Oberman welcome you to our Community School for Creative Education as the country's first urban public Waldorf school!  ~ See them here holding the school's charter, which guides our work. 
 
 
 
Our Powerful Office Team Greets You:  CSCE Office Manager Ms Yolanda Cordova and Principal Brinson!
 
 
Our Entrance Greets Our Children, Families, and Community and Team with  
Newly Rainbow  Lazured Colors - Waldorf Style - 
 
 
 
Meet Our Administration and Teacher Team ~ 
 
And...Coming Soon: Our Full Star Staff Display!
 
 
Opening Circle: Lower Grades Orientation with Staff and Families  August 17, 2017
 
 
Lifting Up Our Multi-Cultural Community at Our Saturday Ice Cream Sunday New Families Welcome Aug 18, 2017
 
 
Thank You Dr. Clifford Thompson for Being Our Inspired Acting Princpal All of 2016-2017!
 
 
 
 
 
Our school pamphlet is here.
 
Read about the Community School for Creative Education at Great Schools Voices.
 
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 https://enrolloak.schoolmint.net.  You can also obtain a paper copy of this application at the school, 2111 International Boulevard, Oakland CA 94606.
 
Joys and achievements from last year, 2016-17  ~
 
 
 

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.

 

 

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Learn More About Us:  

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

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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

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

 

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CSCE RENEWED FOR 5 MORE YEARS 2016-2021!!!!

On Tuesday, February 9, Alameda County Board of Education

Renewed

Our Charter.  

The Vote Was Unanimous!!! 

CONTRATULATIONS AND THANKS TO OUR WHOLE COMMUNITY!

 

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Nationally Acclaimed Stanford Education Professor and SCOPE Center Director

Dr. Linda Darling Hammond Joins Community School Advisory Board! 

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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!