Founded in 1887, Head-Royce—a nationally recognized K-12 independent school—offers a challenging program focused on educating the whole child. Nestled in a wooded canyon in the Oakland hills on a single campus, our environment is a safe and inviting space well-suited for intellectual adventure and self-discovery.
Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for the diversity that makes our society strong, and to encourage constructive and responsible global citizenship.
Head-Royce enrolls a diverse student body of approximately 900 talented and ambitious learners. Our admissions are open to all students regardless of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, nationality, or ethnic origin. We are proud to call ourselves a school both in and of Oakland, with families that reflect the fabric of the Bay Area.
The remarkable and innovative thinking launched by Anna Head over 135 years ago, is a source of pride and remains infused in our culture today. Her spirit of inquiry and innovation are reflected throughout our campus, where you will find everything from global learning opportunities, rigorous academics, robotics labs, and integrated technology, to athletics opportunities, performing arts, service learning, and small advising groups. We are equally dedicated to educational excellence and social-emotional learning.
At our heart, we are a community of passionate educators all sharing a deep commitment to creating lifelong learners who will be prepared to lead with joy and compassion.
Our world-class faculty bring unique perspectives from a wide range of backgrounds. Their diversity of thought, coupled with their subject-matter mastery, positions them to provide inspiring experiences to students across all divisions.
Please visit our website for opportunities to tour the school and learn how we provide a transformative education.