For Prospective Parents
“Oxford school is one of the smallest in Berkeley and that helps in that there is a real sense of community. Oxford is a group of families, teachers, and staff who want nothing more than to see all our children grow and thrive, both academically and socially. From teaching yoga to the kids, to building a ping pong table to designing a web site, Oxford families are involved everyday in building a fun, vibrant community for us all. Come and join us!”
–John Eknoian, former PTA President
BUSD Info Fair, Oxford Tours and Oxford K Info Night
Each year in the late fall, the district hosts a Kindergarten Information Fair where new and prospective parents can come to learn all Berkeley elementary schools.
Tours of Oxford are conducted on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings between 8:30–10 am from mid November through the end of of January. Please call Oxford Secretary Deanna Woods at 510.644.6300 to reserve a spot on a tour. Oxford hosts a Kindergarten Information Night each January.
Enrollment forms are due to BUSD Admissions in early February and the district mails out school assignment letters in mid-March. Families hand in registration materials at Oxford in April and May.
Before the start of the school year, new families will receive a packet with useful information, such as supplies needed, drop-off procedures, the plan for the first day of school, and descriptions of some of the major events for the year.