Oakland Garden School

Oakland Garden School A Magical Childhood: Play is the vehicle, nature is the playground... The Oakland Garden School (OGS) is a place of wonder that invites children to experience creativity, discovery, freedom and beauty.

The preschool's beautiful garden setting has been designed to create a sensory rich environment which provides the children with a truly unforgettable outdoor learning experience.

Mission: The conception of OGS began with a set of questions posed by early childhood educators, thoughtful parents, and conscientious human beings: What are your favorite childhood memories? Were they outdoors or indoors? Were they with kids or adults? Were they with artificial factory made toys or something out in nature or with an animal? At OGS, we believe that childhood is the time to wonder and explore, a period in which the critical foundation for the journey of a human being is begun – continuing into the early grade school years, puberty, and adulthood. These are the times to create memories that will sustain our children throughout their whole lives. We must not force our children to perform for adult standards by compromising their early childhood experience. We believe in children’s innate interest and capacity for learning. All children thrive within a creative, stimulating environment which embraces the theory of multiple intelligences and an organic learning process.

Operating as usual

It was a lovey night with everyone. Thank you for coming to the Winter Solstice celebration!

It was a lovey night with everyone. Thank you for coming to the Winter Solstice celebration!


Open house every first Friday from 9:30 to 10:30. Also, come visit the sister school, Wildwood Children's School, the third Friday of every month. Call in to make an appointment!


4012 Maybelle Ave
Oakland, CA

Opening Hours

Monday 07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 18:00
Thursday 07:30 - 18:00
Friday 07:30 - 18:00


(510) 531-4800


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