During Cassandra’s long hospital stay, Children’s in-house school teacher Maggie Greenblatt helps Cassandra continue with her studies and meet new friends.
At Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland we recognize that success in school is essential to every child’s self-esteem and well-being. That's why we make educational continuity part of the recovery plan for every school-aged child hospitalized here.
Our School Program is a reassuring bridge between home and hospital, emphasizing the healthy part of a child’s life, letting kids know they can expect to return to their regular school experience.
The hospital school is fully accredited by the Oakland Unified School District and all our teachers have graduate degrees and teaching credentials. Our teachers are active members of the healthcare team, consulting with medical caregivers so young patients get comprehensive care. Kids unable to attend classroom sessions get bedside teaching.
Our in-house classroom features advanced technology tools, a rich curriculum, and frequent visits from special guests like the Exploratorium and Bay Kids Video makers. Teachers also work with patients at the bedside so everyone continues to make progress in their education.
Monday – Friday
9:45 a.m. – noon
2 – 4 p.m.
(closed Thurs. afternoon)
Office phone: (510) 428-3236
Classroom phone: (510) 428-3885, ext. 5380
Where to find us
4th floor of the hospital.