Choose the best Oakland public school for your child.
Apply NOW! Oakland District and Charter school applications for next school year are OPEN! Don’t miss your chance to explore Oakland’s community of schools and find a great school for your child! OaklandSchoolFinder.org
Oakland Enrolls surveyed Oakland charter public schools about their back to school plans amidst COVID-19. Click here to learn more!
As a precautionary measure due to COVID-19, our office will be closed as of March 16, 2020. We will be available by phone Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm: 510-454-9360
Important dates for Oakland public school enrollment.
Oakland Public School Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year
District (OUSD) & Charters*
Applications for the 2021-2022 School Year will open on November 16, 2020. Click here to learn more information and get updates.
#1. Explore: OaklandSchoolFinder.org to find the best public school for your child
#2. Apply: Submit all applications
On-Time Application Period: November 16, 2020 – February 5, 2021
Late Application Period: Begins February 8, 2021
#3. Accept: School offers
School offers will be made on March 11, 2021
Confirm school offer by March 25, 2021
#4. Register: Registration dates differ. Check in with your school for the deadline.
Looking for a school for the current school year? The 2020-2021 charter school application is still open. To be considered for enrollment, please submit a 2020-2021 late application.
*Oakland Enrolls provides a single common Oakland public school enrollment application for all participating charter public schools. Click here for a complete list of participating charter public schools. OUSD provides the application for all district-run schools, to learn more visit their site at ousd.org/enroll.
Looking for more information? Check out upcoming Oakland public school enrollment events on our calendar.
In addition to these open enrollment activities, schools also offer appointment visits. To schedule a visit, click here for a complete list of participating charter schools and here for a list of District (OUSD) schools.
Have questions? Here are answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).
If you don’t see an answer or want more information, call/text us at (510) 454-9360