Vincent Academy offers a personalized program in an environment that is joyful and conducive to learning.
Vincent Academy implements a program specifically designed to foster high expectations. In explicit and implicit communications, students are given the message that it is effective effort that determines success. School staff intentionally convey the sense that student learning is of the utmost importance and is deserving of great attention and care.
Small Class Sizes
A small school with small class sizes ensures that each student receives the individualized attention needed to grow and develop optimally. Each student is viewed as a unique individual with particular learning needs and preferences.
Extended Hours and Support
A full-year program ensures that students are actively engaged to their learning throughout the entire year without the lengthy gaps where learning “slippage” can occur. Vincent Academy is open 11 hours per day, with extended hours in the morning before school and in the evening after the day program has concluded, thus creating a “home away from home.” Academic support is built into the extended day program in the form of tutoring, enrichment classes and homework assistance.
Through explicit instruction, students develop emotional intelligence, conflict resolution and social skills, and the self-awareness necessary to play and work in harmony with others. This contributes to a positive school climate that encourages academic and social learning.
Finally, taking care of the physical wellbeing of students is important to maintaining a positive school culture that enables students to focus on learning. Healthy meals – breakfast, lunch and supper – are provided to Vincent Academy students through Revolution Foods. Cooperative physical activities are emphasized during recess, in physical education classes, and through sports teams and the use of nearby community recreational facilities.
Vincent Academy supports the child in the context of the family and provides a robust program of education and support for parents, including a family resource center, parenting classes, a financial education program and a health education program.
Extended Learning Director
Student & Family Services Director
Kindergarten Grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
2nd Grade Teacher
5th grade Teacher
1st Grade Teacher
3rd grade Teacher
K grade Teacher
1st grade Teacher
4th grade teacher
2nd grade Teacher
5th Grade Teacher
School Meal Team
Board of Directors
Board President, Adjunct Professor Holy Names University
Retired Health Services Professional
Marriage and Family Therapist
Board Treasurer, Director of Finance, Connor Group
Partner, Sheppard, Mullin, Richter and Hampton LLP
Executive Vice President, TMG Partners
Our Board of Directors generally meets on the first Monday of the month, at 5:30 pm at Vincent Academy.
The Finance Committee generally meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30 pm at Vincent Academy. The Finance Committee does not meet in July and August.
Governance, Education Policy, and Audit Committees meet as needed throughout the year.
All committee and regular board meetings are included on our school calendar.
Please click here to view documentation for past and upcoming meetings of the VA Board of Directors.
Key Vincent Academy Documents
Vincent Academy’s financials are audited annually by a Certified Public Accounting firm.
Education Protection Account (EPA)
The Local Control Accountability Plan (LCAP) is a guiding document for all California public schools.
The Vincent Academy charter petition was approved by the Oakland Unified School District in August 2010 and renewed in 2016.
School Accountability Report Card (SARC)
Educator Effectiveness Categorical Funds