Welcome to Thornhill Elementary School!
Thornhill is a K-5 Elementary School located in Oakland, California. Recently, Thornhill was selected as the “Best K-8″ school in the East Bay by Oakland Magazine and we are proud to have been honored with the California Distinguished School Award.


Community CleanUp Day This Saturday!!

Celebrate Earth Day with the Thornhill Community! Join Principal Daubenspeck, fellow Thornhill parents, grandparents, students, neighbors and friends, for our Community Clean-Up Day on Sat. April 26, 9 AM - 1 PM!

Come when you can, and stay as long as your schedule permits -- even thirty minutes can make a difference! Bring a broom, a rake, and any other tools to help beautify our wonderful school. Coffee and morning pastries will be provided.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Spring Carnival: May 17

Save the Date!!! Our Spring "Fan-Favorite" Fundraiser is back and better than ever!

Parents, students, and their friends and families, as well as past and future Thornhill/Montclair community members are invited to attend an old-fashioned Carnival on Saturday May 17th, between 10 am and 3 pm. The Carnival is held in the school yard, featuring booths, games, prizes, food, entertainment and fun.

To find out how you can be part of the fun, contact Amy Teeling and Kate Seven at carnival@thornhillschool.org or visit the Carnival webpage to learn more.


Thornhill Night at the A’s

Come on out to the ballpark on May 30th and support your school!

Thornhill Night at the As is set for the Friday May 30th game against the LA Angels, so get your tickets now!

This year, students, parents, teachers and their friends and families can purchase special fundraising tickets online and a portion of each ticket sold will go directly back to our school.

To learn more, visit the Thornhill Night at the As page. Deadline to purchase tickets is May 23rd (not April 30th, the date listed on the ticket website).


Attendance Policy Reminder

Did you know that Thornhill has already lost $10,000 in attendance funds this school year? You can help us stem budget losses by making sure our kids are where they should be: in school -- every day.

If your student is going to be absent, please send an email to attendance@thornhillschool.org or call Zettie at (510) 339-6800. If your child is ill, please keep her/him at home. Illness is considered an "Excused" absence. However, family travel is considered an "Unexcused" absence.

It is critical that you notify the school if your child will be absent. Any absence that has NOT been verified by phone, email or note is considered "Unverified" by the state and is classified as "Unexcused". Three Unexcused OR Unverified absences automatically generate a truancy letter from the district. Click here for more information on our attendance policy.