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.


Join the PFC Yahoo Group!

Stay in the know and keep up to date on the latest school and OUSD news.
Join the Thornhill Parent-Faculty Club Yahoo group, which was set up for members of the Thornhill Elementary School community (including parents, guardians, family members, teachers and staff.
To join, please email vpcommunications@thornhillschool.org.


Thornhill Teacher & Author Katherine LaFleur

Mark your calendar! THIS Saturday:

Thornhill teacher and author Katherine LaFleur will be featuring her picture book, Sir Henry’s Birthday Quest (ages 3-6) at MOCHA’s Open Studio.
The Stomp Away Queen (ages 6-8) and Fox Fur (ages 7-9) will also be available.

Saturday, August 29th
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

1625 Clay Street #100, Oakland
cost is $7 per person; 18 months and younger admitted free


Back to School Night

Join us -- September 2, 2015!

Mark you calendar for the Thornhill Back to School Night for Wednesday, September 2nd from 6 to 7 pm.

* Meet your children's teachers!
* Check out their classrooms!
* Learn about the exciting year ahead!

Please note that the PFC is unable to provide childcare for this event.

We hope to see you there!



The registration for after school enrichment classes starts on August 10th and closes on September 1st.

Sponsored by the Thornhill Parent Facility Club (PFC), the Thornhill Enrichment Program is designed to support the development of your child by providing supplemental instruction in drama and movement, language, music, science and technology, sports and games and visual arts through vendor contract and volunteer based activities.

Please note that the after school enrichment classes offered on the school premises are provided by independent contractors and are not under the auspices of the Oakland Unified School District. Please see below for more information.

Space is limited, so hurry up and visit After School Program page for schedule and detailed information about each class.


First Two Weeks of School: 08/24 – 09/04 All Minimum Days!

We are looking forward to another great year at Thornhill!

First TWO weeks of school, Monday, August 24 - Friday, September 4, 2015
All minimum days

Kindergarten / Transitional Kindergarten are released at 1:10 pm
Grades 1-5 are released at 1:25 pm



Picture Day: Friday 9/18

Picture Day is Friday, September 18. Please ready your child with the biggest smile possible.

Volunteers are needed to comb hair, straighten shirts and blouses, and help teachers get their students to the photographers on time.

If you would like to volunteer, please send an email to sheila.smith@ousd.k12.ca.us