Oxford Elementary

Beth Rhine, Principal • Deanna Woods, School Secretary
1130 Oxford Street, Berkeley, CA 94707 • Phone: (510) 644-6300

School Information

Oxford School is a small school tucked into the hillside in north Berkeley with approximately 300 students in 14 classrooms. The small size of the school combined with the excellent staff and the strong support from families makes it a wonderful community.

The teachers at Oxford are committed to educating every child and are very sensitive to students’ individual needs. We offer rigorous and stimulating learning experiences in a nurturing and supportive educational environment. This setting is sustained by the responsible, disciplined attitudes our students acquire through discussion of essential values that teach them to do the right things in their daily living with each other. Our weekly school-wide community meetings explore the nature of empathy, conscience, self-control, respect, kindness, tolerance and fairness, and promote solid learning progress and strong self-esteem for all students. In addition, Oxford continues to educate with community involvement in mind. Our staff has a keen understanding that what makes this all work is learning to listen to students and working in collaboration with their families.

There are many opportunities for enriching experiences aside from the regular classroom activities and lessons. All our kindergarten through second graders work weekly in our school garden. Students learn to investigate and ask inquisitive questions, which in turn lead them to reflect upon their place in and responsibility for the world. All first through fifth grade students receive weekly music instruction, with 4th and 5th graders getting instrumental music two times per week. All students receive dance instruction from visiting artists from Performing Arts Workshop, learning dance styles such as Capoeira, Salsa, and Chinese Classical Dance, as well as creative movement.  We work collaboratively with Bay Area Community Resources to provide students the opportunity to learn social skills and self-awareness strategies in a small group setting. Oxford has a long tradition of infusing the arts and a concern for humanity and the environment into all aspects of the curriculum.

Parent support provides a strong foundation for our students. We are so fortunate to have the strong backing of our parents. “At Oxford,” sums up Principal Jen Corn, “the whole school comes together to make sure that every child receives support to grow and learn and to achieve his or her full potential. We invite you to be part of our school community!”

 

“Oxford is a wonderful blend of academic instruction and enrichment activities that promote the full growth of each student as a person.”
–Parent of two Oxford students

“Oxford families are a vital part of the daily life of the school, helping all our students achieve.”
–Jen Corn, principal

Oxford Bell Schedule
Start time (every day): 8:00
Dismissal:
K: 1:20 (Wed: 1:20)
1-3: 2:05 (Wed: 1:15)
4-5: 2:10 (Wed: 1:20)
Oxford School Information Page (bilingue)
Oxford School Plan 2013-14
Oxford School Plan 2012-13
Oxford School Plan 2011-12
California Healthy Kids Survey 2012
Title I, Program Improvement/SES for 2013-14
Program Improvement Letter for 2012-13   (Spanish)
Program Improvement letter for 2011-12  (English and Spanish)
Oxford PTA Website

School Accountability Report Card 2013-14
School Accountability Report Card 2012 -13
School Accountability Report Card 2011-12
School Accountability Report Card 2010-11

School Accountability Report Card 2009-10
API Report  STAR Results
Complaint Forms
Oxford Library Website
Science Blog
Family Guides To Report Cards
History of Oxford