About Montclair Elementary School


Contact Information

address: 1757 Mountain Boulevard Oakland, CA 94611

phone • 510-339-6100 fax • 510-339-6105

Montclair is located just off of the Warren Freeway (Highway 13) in the Oakland Hills.

From Hwy 13, south of Fwy 24, exit Thornhill/Moraga and position yourself in the left turn lane for Thornhill Drive. Go one block down Thornhill and turn right onto Mountain Boulevard. The school is located at 1757 Mountain Boulevard on the right.

From Hwy 13, north of Fwy 580, exit Park Blvd., turn left off the freeway and continue along Moraga until you reach Thornhill Drive. Turn right onto Thornhill and then right onto Mountain Boulevard. The school is located at 1757 Mountain Boulevard on the right.

Drop Off /Pick Up Montclair Elementary resides in a busy city village on a main thoroughfare. The street parking in front of the school should be avoided during busy pick up and drop off times. Use the circle drive in the parking area above the school where there are yellow zones for quick drop and pick up. This keeps you and your children safe and the non-schooling community around you moving. Do not leave your child unattended on the main yard before 8:20am or after school gets out. Every Wednesday is minimum day and school ends at 1:30pm.

Parking is available in the lot above the school. Please follow arrows in lot. You must obtain parking permit stickers for all of your cars from the school office. The lot is patrolled by the city. All Yellow Zones in the parking lot are for quick drop offs. There is no stopping in Red Zones.

Montclair Elementary is a TK-5 public elementary school and a proud recipient of the 2015 National Blue Ribbon Award. The award ranks Montclair in the top 15% of all schools – public, private and charter – in the United States. Located at the north end of Montclair Village and bordering Montclair Park, the school enjoys nearly 3.5 acres of campus. The school has a dedicated, caring staff of teachers and administrators, an energetic and committed community of parents and volunteers, and an engaged student population.

The school was first built in 1925 in response to home development in the Montclair Village hills. The four classroom structure welcomed 87 students, K-4, for its first semester. The original building of brick with tile roof was later considered an earthquake risk and replaced. The new school building, with nine classrooms, an administrative suite, an arts and crafts room, a PTA room and a Library, was created. In 1947, a Cafeteria and Assembly Hall were added. In 2013, a new building was added to the campus which houses a new Multipurpose Room, new classrooms, a faculty lounge, and a living roof. A new learning garden and play structure was also added to the campus.


      Hail Montclair on Oakland’s hillside, To you we belong.


      Standing now all joined together, Proud to sing this song.


      Through the years of joy and learning, Finding friends so true.


                You are in our hearts forever, Hail Montclair to you.