experiential learning

College Prep prepares 学生 to make a positive difference, encouraging engagement in a full array of school 活动, and in service and learning opportunities in the broader world.
We foster an understanding of interdependence and stewardship that starts with care for our open-air Oakland campus and extends to our greater community.

social impact practicum

Twelfth grade 学生 engage in conversations, 研讨会, and 类 that focus on social justice and community impact. Working in small groups, 学生 research, 开发, and implement a social impact project for the betterment of the community beyond campus. Projects include creating and teaching co-curricular courses for Oakland public middle school 学生, collaborating with non-profits and community partners in and around Oakland, and leading discussions, 活动, and 研讨会 for the College Prep community on an area of social change.

common classroom

Common Classroom features a weekly rotating set of engaging, ungraded learning opportunities. 老师, 学生, and alumni lead 活动, 类, and 研讨会 across a range of ever-changing offerings that include art projects, political discussions, physical pursuits, 和更多的. Students are encouraged to try new offerings throughout the year.

service and community based learning

College Prep cultivates lifelong learners and engaged world citizens through connections to Oakland and the greater Bay Area. Students learn practical skills while building social and environmental justice within their communities. 

东湾, with its abundant green spaces, rich legacy of community organizing, and vibrant diversity offers myriad chances to deepen classroom curriculum through experiences in the world beyond College Prep. Students plan and implement a wide variety of advocacy campaigns, 筹款活动, and service opportunities. Some recent 活动 have included: 
  • Cooking and serving meals at the St. Vincent de Paul shelter
  • Urban farming volunteer days with Planting Justice
  • Fundraising for and teaching 英语 online to Ukrainian refugees
  • Teaching after-school cooking and nutrition 类 at Harbor House
  • Organizing food drives for the Alameda County Foodbank
  • Tutoring elementary and middle school 学生
  • Leading 研讨会 on sustainable fashion
  • Creating care packages for unhoused mothers through the Women’s Daytime Drop-in Center
  • Hosting Art for Social Justice 研讨会 at the Oakland Public 图书馆
  • Building tiny homes for unhoused youth with Youth Spirit Artworks
  • Creating and distributing voter information pamphlets 

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of 史蒂夫 Chabon

    史蒂夫 Chabon 

    Dean of Students
    510-652-0111 x213
  • Photo of 奥利维亚  Werby

    奥利维亚  Werby 

    Director of Experiential and Community Based Learning
    510.652.0111 x 241
  • Photo of 普雷斯顿 塔克

    普雷斯顿 塔克 

    Director Of Curriculum 创新 And Research / 历史 Teacher
    510-652-0111 x268

common classroom examples

1-on-1 with Writing Coaches
The Art of Cuban Dominoes 
抗生素 & Antiviral Drug Development
Ask the Head of School
Bob Ross Painting
Bullet Journaling
California Politics
Campus Sustainability and Ecology
Creative Collaging
The Current Epidemiology of COVID-19
辩论: Best Taylor Swift Song of All Time
辩论: Universal Basic Income
Discuss: Fast Fashion
Discuss: Money, Race, and Education
Discuss: Women’s Protests in Iran
Greatest of All Time: MJ or LeBron?
首页 Gardening
Intro to Activism
Intro to 踢踏舞
Lagaan 跳舞 Along
Learn to Knit and Crochet
Learn K-pop 跳舞s
Open Gym: Spikeball
Positive Masculinity Discussion Panel
Questioning Consumption and the Truth Behind   Waste Management
Rap Rant: Best of the West Coast
Rocket 科学
Showing Up for Racial Justice 
Sports Jeopardy
Who’s Laughing Now? The Evolution of Comedy

The College Preparatory School

mens conscia recti

a mind aware of what is right