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.


Summer Playdates for Incoming Kinder and TK

  Here's the schedule:

- Sunday, June 28; 2 - 4 pm

- Sunday, July 19; 2 - 4 pm

- Saturday, August 1; 10 am - 12 pm

- Saturday, August 15; 10 am - 12 pm

- Sunday, August 23; 2 - 4 pm

All summer playdates will be held at the Thornhill Playground.
Hope to see you all!



School’s Out for Summer

Dear Thunderbird Families,

Can you believe it?
Another great year has flown by here at Thornhill.

I have been having a great year watching your children learn and grow. This year we had lots of music and enriching field trips, author visits, scientist visits, and a whole lot other fun stuff.

I must say that I am proud of all our students and how hard they have worked to be great students under your guidance and instruction from teachers.

I am so grateful to have a strong staff that goes above and beyond to create a culture of excellence and professionalism where joy can flourish. Thank you for supporting our team!

As you know, we could not be a great school without your support on everything from field trips, volunteering and just being involved. Your support helps our students access many enriching opportunities and traditions.

Most importantly,is for fun! Get out there and enjoy the bay area or where ever you go!!

Important Information:

Next fall we will be returning to school on AUGUST 24th, 2015.

Please be advised that to accommodate assessments for all students we will have minimum days the first and second week of school.
That is the week of August 24th and the week of August 31st.

About class lists, as usual, our class list will be posted Friday before school starts, August 21st at 4:00 p.m.

Have a great summer and I will see you next fall.

Mr. Daubenspeck


Join the Team!!

EVERYTHING at this school is done by volunteers. EVERYTHING.

If you want to take on a volunteer role for next year, we still have openings on the board. We also always need committee members and parents to take on small projects (i.e. Who will head up our first annual Thornhill 5K?).

Contact Margaret or Paul at president@thornhillschool.org or Sujata, at personnel@thornhillschool.org to help or for more info.