The Old Adobe Union School District is located in southern Sonoma County and serves the children, parents, and community on the east side of Petaluma, California.
With “Excellence for Learning” as our mission, our vision is one of establishing high expectations in an environment of caring and nurturing where each child achieves his or her personal best. Staff members in this system are proactive, efficacious and resourceful about improving student learning and raising expectations; at the same time they are accountable to their students, parents, and principals.
Over 280 kindergarteners are already signed up for 2017-2018, but space is still available in most Old Adobe Union schools as we start the second registration window. Due to rising enrollment the last couple of years, a third kindergarten has been added at Loma Vista Immersion Academy and Sonoma Mountain Elementary Charter and both schools have about 10 Kindergarten spaces available. La Tercera, with its STEM focus, has attracted interest and is also down to less than 10 Kindergarten spaces, while Miwok Valley, with its Expeditionary Learning focus and modernized facility also has spaces available. Old Adobe Elementary is already on a waitlist for Kindergarten for 2017-2018 so any interested families should register immediately. Transitional Kindergarten, which is available to all 4 year olds, with priority given to children born closest to the legislatively funded birthdates, has once again been incredibly popular, but still has space available at most schools. Tours are available by contacting the school sites directly. Visit and see why Old Adobe Union is one of the fastest growing districts in Sonoma County: Great teachers, active parents, inspiring themes, and a wonderful student community. The second registration window for 2017-2018 closes on April 14th
Kid’s Care has announced a new seven week summer program (sign up for any of the weeks) called “Passport to Adventure”. Our outstanding staff will lead the program and it will be available to all students entering grades 1-6 in 2017-2018. For more information follow this link.
Old Adobe Union School District has taken on the challenge of higher math expectations and has made significant gains over the past year and a half. After a fun, open-ended, adoption process, our schools recommended Bridges, from the Math Learning Center, for adoption at Kindergarten through 5th grade, and CPM at 6th Grade. In 2015-2016, OAUSD embarked on its first year of implementation of these new programs with professional development for our teachers.
Do you believe in Magic? Do you love cartoons? Are you ready to fall head over heels? We’re betting that your children will answer yes to all three.
Our Kids Care Expanded Learning Program is excited to announce new enrichment classes that are part of the regular Kids Care schedule. Magic, primary age gymnastics, and cartooning are just a few of the options - our Kids Care staff are also preparing fabulous classes in art, snap circuits, sports, and more.
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"This program has been amazing for my child and family. I love the teachers and didn't expect such care and professionalism from a subsidized program. I love this school."
~ Bright Futures parent
Bright Futures Preschool is an academic readiness program designed for three and four year old children. We are funded by the California Department of Education, Child Development Division. Our program follows state standards for Desired Results Developmental Profiles and is designed to flow into the standards set for Kindergarten.
Bright Futures operates (5) days per week, 180 calendar days of the school year. Our goal is to provide preschoolers and their parents the necessary tools needed to succeed in their academic futures. As part of Old Adobe School District, our preschool teachers work closely with OAUSD kindergarten teachers to enhance the preschool curriculum & prepare the children for academic success.