CSCE is proud to celebrate Pride Month with our students, families, and staff who are part of the LGBTQIA+ community. We stand in solidarity with our community and continue to strive to create safe and welcoming learning spaces for all.
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 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. 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.
Thank you for your support over the last 13 years! We’re excited to confirm the Alameda County Board of Education voted unanimously to approve CSCE’s charter for the 2021-2026 term.
We are thankful to:
Alameda County Board of Education President Knowles, Vice President McDonald, and Board Trustees
Alameda County Superintendent of Schools Monroe
Alameda County Office of Education Executive Director and Staff
CSCE Students and Families
CSCE Teachers and Staff
CSCE Key Partners AHC and FIAEB and Many More
Our team has been hard at work providing the best educational opportunities for our students, and we look forward to a strong finish to the school year and our future growth and improvement over the next five years.
If you’d like to apply for the 2021-22 school year, click here.
Congratulations to all!
Dr. Oberman and CSCE Administration
From Mills College :
Head, heart, and hand. The Community School for Creative Education (CSCE), our public school partner offering Waldorf Education in Oakland, CA, is a perfect example of the intersection of leadership and compassion toward community care. Like school leaders across this nation, new principal, Candice Paul, and Executive Director and School Founder, Dr. Ida Oberman, along with the school leadership team, staff, community, and families, found it necessary to not only figure out the continuity of instruction upon receiving the county’s shelter-in-place order but soon realized there was more to consider.
Change the Story/ Change the World, The Story of Community School
Interview with CSCE ED&Founder Dr Oberman
Waldorf Public Talk and Workshop Series
Join Ms. Anna Rainville's Dancing Feet and Shining Stars Around the Zoom Hearth
Veteran Waldorf Educator Ms. Betty Staley Discusses Tending the Spark - Lighting the Future for Middle School Students. Recording of talk available here.
Award Winning School!
CSCE is proud to be CA/USA Center of the Global Emergency Pedagogy. With our siblings around the world we say in many languages and one voice: Crisis is a Chance
Community School for Creative Education, 2020
At the Center for the Study of Art & Community we believe that arts-centered learning is necessary for the healthy development of every child. Ida Oberman has spent the last 10 years making this a reality for public schools students in east Oakland. Hear the story and get inspired on the most recent episode of Change the Story / Change the World.
CSCE Stands United Against Racism
CSCE is a Sanctuary School
CSCE prides itself on creating a safe environment for our students, our staff and our community. We will continue to offer support and guidance for the challenges students face so they can be prepared to contribute to a successful future for all.
Students will be considered for admission without regard to ethnicity, national origin, gender, disability, or achievement level. The CSCE will strive to meet the district % of sub-group representations. The Community School for Creative Education will be non-sectarian in its programs, admission policies, employment practices, and all other operations, and will not charge tuition nor discriminate against any student based on ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability. The Community School for Creative Education is open to all students in the state of California who wish to attend the school.
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