Redwood Day is an independent, diverse K-8 school   |   510.534.0800
About Us

Quick Facts

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  • Mission

    Redwood Day inspires students to reach for their next challenge, embrace differences and develop the intellectual and emotional courage to be ready for anything.

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  • School Profile

    We're a K-8, coeducational, independent school located on 4 acres in the heart of Oakland, California. Since 1963, Redwood Day has transformed from a tiny school of twelve students into the thriving community we are today. We are a nonprofit corporation directed by a Board of Trustees.

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  • Accreditation

    Redwood Day is accredited through the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). We are members of CAIS and the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS). We are actively involved in the Bay Area People of Color in Independent Schools group (POCIS).

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  • Campus & Facilities

    Redwood Day has been located on Sheffield Avenue since 1994. We own our campus, located on a 4-acre site nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood. We are proud of our spacious classrooms, small and large gymnasiums, two multi-purpose rooms, library, computer lab, music recording studio, garden spaces, and large outdoor play areas. In 2016, we opened a new state-of-the-art K-8 building in the center of our campus. This building includes 3 science labs, an Innovation and Design Studio, a Lower School Art Studio, and Middle School classrooms. Our immediate neighbors are family homes, an EBMUD reservoir, and a city park.

    In 2018, we rebuilt our Lower School playground to support open-ended innovative play.

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  • Enrollment

    Between our classroom teachers, full-time associate teachers, and specialist teachers, we offer an academic student-teacher ratio of nine-to-one. Our class sizes typically range from 18-22 students (ranges vary depending on the grade level).

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  • Diversity

    Diversity is an essential element of education at Redwood Day. Over half of our students identify as being students of color, and about 35% identify as being white. Our community includes families with a wide variety of economic experiences and is made up of LGBTQ+, heterosexual, adoptive, and biological families as well as families with single or multiple households or parents.

    We support and guide our students in becoming well-informed individuals who care about their community, understand the power and complexities of diverse perspectives, are empathetic and compassionate, and are able to navigate our global society. A diverse faculty, staff, and student body encourage us all to deepen our understanding of ourselves and others.

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  • Student Body

    We are committed to enrolling students of diverse geographic, economic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds. In our admission process, we strive to build a diverse learning community that includes all of these factors, as well as a breadth of learning styles.
    Redwood Day attracts families from all over the East Bay area. While a majority of our families live in Oakland, we have many families from Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, Piedmont, Hayward, El Cerrito, Richmond, Albany, and Contra Costa County.

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  • Athletics

    Redwood Day middle school students enthusiastically participate in co-ed cross country, flag football, soccer, track-and-field, volleyball and ultimate Frisbee teams, as well as boys' and girls' basketball teams. Each year, approximately 75% of middle school students play on at least one athletic team. Redwood Day belongs to the Middle School Sports League (MSSL).

    For our younger students in grades 3-5, we offer our MicroSports Academy sessions, an intramural and skill-development program designed to give developmentally appropriate sports opportunities for our lower school students. Our MicroSports Academy options currently include soccer, flag football, and basketball.

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  • Tuition and Tuition Assistance

    Cost of attendance for the 2023-24 school year is $33,700 (grades K-5) and $37,770 (grades 6-8). Tuition includes morning extended care, field trips, outdoor education, books, athletics, drama productions, musical opportunities, school photos, and yearbook expenses.

    Redwood Day is committed to a vibrant tuition assistance program that increases economic diversity in our community.
    • 23% of Redwood Day students receive need-based grants
    • Close to 18% of tuition revenue is allocated to tuition assistance

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3245 Sheffield Ave
Oakland, CA 94602