• Welcome to Ralph J. Bunche Academy!

    At Ralph J. Bunche Academy we are excited about the future. The students that attend Bunche can participate in an HTR curriculum where they explore possible careers in the Culinary, Hospitality and Tourism. The faculty has created an environment with the goal to inspire every student to achieve their goals in education, occupation and life.

    The vision and curriculum incorporates inclusiveness, accountability and ownership to the culture of Bunche. The expanded Restorative Justice program (where each student is coached and held accountable by a circle of supporters from his or her life) allows students to take greater ownership of their journey at Bunche while being held accountable by those they respect. This along with the reinvigorated HTR program has brought the school to a new status in the community. It’s a school where students take pride in their studies and accomplishments and it’s a gateway to their future whether that be college or in the hospitality, restaurant or tourism industry.


    An Oakland Unified School District School


    The Oakland Unified School District is a Sanctuary District and Ralph J. Bunche Academy is a Sanctuary School. On January 18, 2017 the OUSD Board of Education unanimously passed a Sanctuary District Resolution. You can read the full resolution on the OUSD website.




Bunche Culinary High School