Choose the best Oakland public school for your child.
Important dates for Oakland public school enrollment.
Oakland Public School Enrollment for 2021-2022 School Year
District (OUSD) & Charters*
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
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.
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