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About Us

Our Vision

Joaquin Miller Elementary school is committed to fostering a vibrant community reflective of Oakland, where expert learners thrive, inclusivity prevails, and a joy for learning flourishes. We envision a learning environment that empowers every student to discover their unique talents, embrace challenges, and cultivate a love for lifelong learning. We value acceptance, growth, community, and continue to work toward a future that is culturally and socially responsible focused on equity and accountability. Together, we strive to equip our students with the tools they need to become compassionate, confident, and resilient global citizens who positively impact the world around them.

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Contact Us

5525 Ascot Drive
Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 879-8142
Fax: (510) 627-9142

Mission Statement

At Joaquin Miller Elementary, we plan to reach our vision with high quality and dierentiated instruction, classroom environments that cultivate safe and caring spaces, and social emotional learning support embedded into all areas of our community.

Empowering Expert Learners

We believe in providing students with the tools, strategies, and opportunities to become self-directed learners. Our dedicated educators guide students in setting goals; managing their time by utilizing roles, routine consistency, and classroom norms; and taking ownership of their learning journey. We promote inquiry-based learning, seeking opportunities for collaboration, and problem-solving skills to foster curiosity.

Embracing Inclusivity

We celebrate the diversity within our school community and value the unique perspectives and experiences of each student. We intentionally provide an inclusive environment where all students feel respected, supported, and celebrated. Our curriculum integrates diverse cultures, histories, and perspectives to promote understanding, empathy, and acceptance.

Fostering Joy in Learning

We encourage students to embrace challenges, learn from mistakes, and persist in the face of obstacles. We teach students strategies to overcome setbacks, promoting resilience and a positive attitude towards learning.

Parent and Community Engagement

We recognize the importance of strong partnerships between the school, families, and the wider community. We actively involve families in their child's education through regular communication, workshops, and volunteer opportunities. We also collaborate with community organizations to provide enriching experiences and resources that broaden students' horizons.