Castlemont High School’s mission is to create a safe, healthy, inclusive, and engaging learning experience that prepares all of our students for college, career and community. Our Sustainable Urban Design and Community Health Equity academies make education relevant through authentic, community-centered action research, interdisciplinary projects and work-based learning. Partnering with the community provides our students with opportunities to positively transform their surroundings and increase their social awareness and civic responsibility as they develop into critical thinkers, problem solvers and community leaders.
All students will graduate from Castlemont High School:
- On the path to college and career
- Proficient in reading, writing, communication and math
- Able to use technology and other means to locate, evaluate, organize and apply new learning
- Engaged, active and self-directed learners
- Designers and leaders of solutions for community transformation
Our vision is that Castlemont High School will produce a cadre of leaders prepared to lead social change in their communities and beyond. We believe that education is essential to creating a just, equitable and democratic society where communities are safe, healthy, economically sustainable, beautiful places to live. Located on a campus that serves TK-12 students, Castlemont is part of a continuum that supports East Oakland’s children from cradle to career. Alongside our community partners, our youth practice and develop the skills, agency and mindset to positively transform themselves and their community. Youth become compassionate and collaborative life-long learners with knowledge and love of self, family and community.
The Knight Way
Compassion - We strive to be understanding and empathetic to one another.
Ambition - We encourage each other to excel academically through hard work and determination.
Support - We commit ourselves to protecting and leading each other to a bright future.
Trust - We create an environment where we can confide in one another to build healthy relationships.
Leadership - We lead by example, taking a stand for what we believe in, in order to build community.
Engagement - We create connections with each other because we believe it leads to greater success.