The Curran, Oakland School for the Arts and FUN HOME join forces with GLAAD to celebrate Spirit Day with an inspiring video of the Tony-winning musical's anthem of inclusiveness, "Ring of Keys." Kevin Sessums takes us behind the scenes.


Marsalis with OSA
Last Thursday evening the Instrumental Music gathered at the Paramount Theatre and were treated to a show by
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, (JLCO). JLCO is led by Wynton Marsalis, and made up of 15 of the finest soloists, ensemble players, and arrangers in jazz music today.
On Friday the students had the honor of having Mr. Marsalis (Trumpet) lead a Master class for Middle and another for the High School, along with Victor Goines (Saxaphone) and Ali Jackson (Drums). Thank you to all who helped make this happen!

OSA students performed at GLAAD's annual gala.


On May 18th Fashion Xchange Magazine was proud to provide media coverage for Oakland School for the Arts​ annual Spring Fashion Show, "The City Collections" thanks to Designer Zachary Fernandez​ from Project Runway​ Junior. 

See 16 designers with over 50 looks that are inspired and represent an urban feel and experience from around the globe.

Photos by Robert Silver

Congrats to the 2015-2016 OSA SLAM Team for taking 2nd Place in the UDPS Slam Finals.


Way To Go: Molly, Pablo, Ajai, Lali, Rose and Anna.


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City of Berkeley council issued, OSA junior Zachary Fernandez, a "City of Berkeley Proclamation" for his accomplishments in the arts, by being on Project Runway Junior and showing at New York Fashion Week.

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Production Design Senior, Jorge Alvarez has been accepted into the Fashion and Textiles program at Central Saint Martins University of Arts in London.  The school has a long list of notable alumni, including artists Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and PJ Harvey.  Alvarez, a first generation American (his mother is El Salvadoran/ Palestinian and his father is El Salvadoran/Spanish-Basque) has made all of us proud with this impressive accomplishment.

Digital Media Senior Gets Full Ride to Princeton through the Questbridge Program!

OSA Senior Leanna Nguyen won a scholarship to Princeton University through the QuestBridge National College Match, which connects outstanding students from low-income backgrounds with admission and full four-year scholarships to the nation's best colleges. Scholarships are worth over $200,000 each. QuestBridge partner colleges include Amherst, Brown, Emory, MIT, University of Nortre Dame, Stanford and 30 other top-tier schools