Our Story

Justice in Action

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Our three priorities to build on our strength and become a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive school community are:
  • Recruit, support, and retain families, students, faculty, and staff from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences.  
  • Ensure that our academic program reflects all of our students’ experiences in order to educate global citizens.
  • Create an environment for authentic conversations and relationships between people from different backgrounds.
Antiracism and Social Justice at St. Paul's
DEI in Action
Community Engaged Learning
Community Engaged Learning combines place, personal relationship and common interest to inspire intent and action for positive change.  Community Engaged Learning is the intersection of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, academics and community.
The St. Paul's Approach to CEL

Critical thinking is the foundation of our academic approach.

Community Engaged Learning provides service- and place-based education, connecting students to the city around us.

We achieve better, deeper learning by harnessing the power of diversity.
Further Examples of Community Engaged Learning at St. Paul's
Eighth Grade Capstone Project: student-led annual projects  

Seventh Grade Service Learning:
  • Farm-to-Market: Lake Merritt Gardens school plot and St. Paul's Episcopal Church market harvest
  • Small Trans childcare support
  • Lake Merritt Art and Science Center program support
Sixth Grade Studies:
  • Lake Merritt Water Quality: Clean-up, Watershed Walk, Data Collection & Citizen Science Display
  • Farm Workers' Unit: letter-writing campaign
  • Civilization unit: Field trip to Burning Man, Oakland Museum of California and Alum-led choreography lesson
Fifth Grade Studies: Advocacy and Activism (see video below)

Fourth Grade Studies: 
  • Black Panther Party unit
  • Waste Audit/Davis Street Transfer Station field trip
Third Grade Bird Census unit

Second Grade Studies:
  • Swim Walk to YMCA
  • Last Stop on Grand Avenue neighborhood book project
  • Kindness rocks
Chapel Presentations
STEAM projects (Recycled Fashion, Jam Session on the Green)
Middle School community art exhibits
Family Service Day
St. Paul's Episcopal School
116 Montecito Avenue
Oakland, CA 94610