Our Results 

SBAC 2018 English Language Arts: 


Double Digit Gains for ...

  • ALL student 
  • English Learners &
  • African American Students

CSCE Special Single Item Board Meeting, Wednesday,  November 14, 6pm - 6:30pm  at Community School for Creative Educaiton.

All invited.  

Click here to view our agenda.

Click here to view CSCE Board Calendar 2018-2019






One of Many Summer Joys:
Mills College Waldorf Certificate Program
At Community School  
Monday July 9  to Friday July 20 2018


Community School for Creative Education Welcomes You!

Community School is an organization that stands with and for children, 
families and the community of Oakland and its surrounding neighborhoods.
In our service, we aim to align head, heart and hand, following our Waldorf Equity-Focused Model.
As Oakland and the country's first Intercultural Public Waldorf School, we partner with organizations that are aligned to our vision, mission, values and actions.

Remember:  You can still apply for 2018-2019 School Year. Go to "Enroll Now".
Welcome to the New Members to Our Community School Team

Lower Grade School:  

First Grade:  Ms. Merina Rainville

Third Grade: Mr. Alaric Foreman Jr.

4th Grade: Mr. Erik Mikuski


Upper Grade School:

6th-8th Math & STEAM/6th Grade Advisor: Ms. Julia Ganski

6th Grade Instructional Assistant: Mr. Vincent Lane

6th-8th Grade English Language Arts & Social Studies: Ms. Pallavi Kidambi


6th-8th Grade Science & STEAM/8th Grade Advisor: Mr. Daniel Ejigu



TK-8 Senior Resource Education Specialist: Mr. Louis Orren 




CSCE LCAP 2017-18
CSCE SARC 2017-18 EN
CSCE SARC 2017-18 SP


Photos from Community School Life ~

Community School Turns 10,  Spring 2018

Community School Food Bank
Proud Partnership with Head Start and Alameda County Food Bank, May 2018

Hand Work in Extended Day,  May 2018

  Fingerknitting Task Completed:Pride and Joy

You Can Hear a Pin Drop...

 The Joy of Working With Heart, Head and Hand

Quiet Work Together 

All Hands Together At Community School!
Circle Time at Community School
Celebrating Our Community School Turns 10 Intercultural Dragon Gala, April 2018
Just Back from Our Upper Grade School Scholar's Trip to UC Davis Gifted by UC Davis Black Engineers Association
First Graders Build Their Own Instruments!
Community School Celebrates Internatinal Pi Day
Nuclear Physicist Dr. Hattie Carwell and NBA Sports Writer Mr. Aliko Carter! 
6th and 7th Graders Embark on Pi Day Challenge:  
 How many numbers in Pi can YOU recite by heart?
Thank you Dr. Carwell and Mr. Carter and our key partner Calculus Roundtable
for our first
School Wide Global Pi Day Celebration!
Community School Upper Graders Win Big at the Bay Area Urban Debate League [BAUDL]
Community School 7th Grader Marley [3rd from left in photo below] Takes 1st Place!
Community School 8th Graders Win to Attend  'Design Challenge' At Google’s  Oakland “Code Next!"  ~
Oakland "Code Next" Is One of Only Two 'Code Next" Centers in the Country! The other is in New York City.
Third Grade Basket Weaving Joy With  Waldorf Coach Ms. Elke Berger March 2018
Community School Celebrates  Lunar New Year Tea 
February 2018
Happy Friendship Day (formerly Halloween), October 2017
The New School Signage Goes Up! 
Celebrating African American History Month Assembly: families and friends delight.
February 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.



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.


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
Our school pamphlet is here.
Read about the Community School for Creative Education at Great Schools Voices.


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!