“To build a school is to define what it means to be human.”

– Tom James

 Learn more about our other work to Grow Great Schools!

School Design Lab @ Educate78

The Educate78 School Design Lab provides tools, support, and resources to schools and design teams across Oakland’s diverse school design and transformation community through our School Design Fellowship, Design Line Playlists, and Jam Sessions.

Build and Transform

Our School Design Fellows receive personalized coaching, funding, and support over multiple years in order to design, launch, and lead high quality Oakland Public Schools. We’re currently taking applications from innovative leaders to join our School Design Cohort starting in Fall 2016.

Learn and Create

We are building our Design Line!  Stocked with interactive, open source school design playlists, readiness assessments, and resources –  these tools will support school design teams with the guidance and information they need to build the schools of our future.  Stay Tuned!


Our Jam Sessions provide a variety of forums for parents, teachers, designers, and leaders throughout Oakland’s public education ecosystem to connect, define, and join in our city’s  diverse and critically important  school design and transformation work.