Castlemont High School’s mission is to create a safe, healthy and engaging learning experience that prepares all of our students for college, career and community. Our Sustainable Urban Design and Public Health pathways 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.
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.