Admission FAQs 2017-02-01T15:43:58+00:00

Admission FAQs

2101 Livingston Street Oakland, CA 94606

Contact Director of Admissions – A’ja Dotson

Beacon is 35.

In 1982, Beacon Day School opened its doors — first as an early childhood program in a few rooms in the Oakland Hills, and in 1987 encompassing an elementary school in its present location on the Oakland Waterfront. By 1991 it had grown to include grades 6 to 8.

First Day of School – August 30, 2016

Middle School Last Day of Classes – June 30, 2017

Elementary School Last Day of Classes – July 28, 2017

Beacon Extended School Time: B.E.S.T.

Beacon understands that for many families and children the school day does not end with the last class. We offer a number of options for the extended day, from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (all with an additional fee). Drop-off for the regular school day begins at 8:30 (no additional fee).

Financial Aid

Beacon’s financial aid program is one component of the school’s commitment to diversity. Financial aid is available for students in kindergarten through grade 8 based on financial need.

For any questions related to tuition, deposits or financial aid, please contact Daniel Kraham, director of finance and operations, 510.437.2312 or


All Beacon students study Spanish, beginning in kindergarten. Our language classes prepare students to effectively use the Spanish language in and out of the classroom and develop a knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of Spanish cultures around the world. Our Middle School Spanish classes prepare students for continued study of Spanish in high school.