Roots International Academy (6-8)Principal Geoff Vu1390 66th Ave.
Oakland, CA 94621Phone: 510-639-3226
Roots International Academy (RIA) is a small 6-8 middle school at the shared Havenscourt site. Our motto is, “I know where I come from; I know where I’m going.” Our goal is to create an enriching educational environment where students learn respect and appreciation for culture and diversity. At RIA, students reach academic excellence by engaging in hands-on activities that teach skills, content, and critical thinking.
To build students’ passion for learning, we include cultural topics, music, dance, experiments, and projects into our lessons. We provide afterschool opportunities where students will have access to tutoring and other enrichment experiences, such as sports, photography, dance, and art.
Our small environment allows us to know every student personally. Knowing each child allows us to monitor his / her academic success and maintain a safe and orderly campus. Ultimately, we aim to produce students with high academic achievement who are self-confident, responsible, and respectful.