How to Enroll

Enrollment at Peralta happens through the Oakland Unified School District (OUSD).  The enrollment window for the 2020-21 school year is November 4, 2019 to February 7, 2020. OUSD enrollment information and application can be found here.  By the middle of March you should receive an email specifying your child's school assignment, hopefully Peralta!

More families want to send their kids to Peralta Elementary than there are spots. Admission is not guaranteed, even for families living within the Peralta school boundaries. The OUSD student assignment center controls all admissions. 

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Peralta School Boundary (Families in shaded area may be assigned to Peralta or Sankofa)

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Prospective Family Outreach

NEW DATE! PROSPECTIVE KINDERGARTEN FAMILY NIGHT:  Wednesday, November 13th, 2019 from 6pm-7:30pm in the Archie Williams Hall. This information night is for adults only, there is no childcare.

We invite families with incoming kindergarten students to come and learn more about Peralta Elementary School. You will hear from the principal, the kindergarten teachers and the parent teacher group co-chairs.  Following their presentation there will be Q&A time and a tour of the K classrooms.

PROSPECTIVE FAMILY TOURS (2019-20):  Current parent volunteers provide tours during the open enrollment period.  These tours are mostly informational, with a chance to ask questions and a brief visit to a current Kindergarten classroom.  Tours are limited to approximately 10 families. If you or someone you know would like to take a Kindergarten tour, please contact Peralta’s office secretary at (510) 654-7365 to sign up.

Tours are also for parents only - please do not bring your kids

Meet your tour guide in the kindergarten courtyard, just through the front entrance at 460 63rd Street.


Weekday Tours are from 9am-9:30am 

Wednesday, 11/13

Thursday, 11/21

Friday, 12/6

Monday, 12/16

Tuesday, 1/7

Wednesday, 1/15

Thursday, 1/23

Friday, 1/31


Saturday Tours are from 10am-10:30am 

Saturday, 11/9

Saturday, 12/14

How old should my child be for Kindergarten?

In 2010, California passed a new law, “The Kindergarten Readiness Act” (SB 1381), that changes the age when children are eligible to enter Kindergarten.  Under this new law children must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st of the school year in order to enroll in traditional Kindergarten.

Parents of students who turn 5 between September 2nd and December 2nd of the school year, have priority to register for Transitional Kindergarten. Children with earlier birthdays may attend Transitional Kindergarten once all children with November, October, and September birthdays are served. Transitional Kindergarten is part of the public school system and is free to participating families.