The Lake School

Center in Oakland, CA 94606

The Lake School is a small private non-profit preschool located in the Lake Merritt neighborhood of Oakland. The schools curriculum is based on the philosophy that children are naturally curious and eager to learn.

Child Ages:
2.5 years - 5 years
Licenses & Accreditations:
California Department of Social Services: Community Care Licensing Division
This provider does not accept vouchers
Special Needs:
Our curriculum is focused on social-emotional growth.
Children per Teacher:
Infant: -/-, Toddler: 14/2, Pre k: 18/3, Afterschool: -/-
Hours of Operation:
8:45 a.m. - 3:45 pm

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The Lake School is founded on the premise that an organized and enriched environment provides a child with a sense of himself his world and his own development.

The Board of Directors and faculty are dedicated to providing a supporting and stimulating preschool experience in which the child’s needs are recognized and his skills and interests are broadened.

The child’s individuality is encouraged while emphasizing social behavior such as cooperation and respect for others. The Lake School provides a learning experience which reinforces the child’s fundamental need to learn and to play in a joyful and challenging environment.

At The Lake School we expect that our parents’ ideas talents and support will be a vital part of our school. We recognize that the wholesome development of the child depends upon how well parents and staff work together. The Lake School welcomes your interest and involvement. The Lake School has an active Parent Board which engages in a variety of fundraising activities arranges various get-togethers for families throughout the year sponsors parent education activities and assists with other school activities. There are also opportunities to serve as room parents and book parents. We also welcome your informal participation.


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