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Our Mission

At Korematsu Discovery Academy, we foster students to become leaders, questioners, and critical thinkers by providing a nurturing environment where students will be both celebrated and challenged to reach their maximum potential. This foundation will empower each student to grow both academic and emotional intelligences and become agents of change in a modern society.

Our Vision

At KDA, we aim to foster a nurturing community where all students are valued, heard, and celebrated. Through building lasting relationships, responsive instruction, and high academic inquiry, KDA students will find joy in learning. By partnering with the community, KDA will foster competent free thinkers, learners, and change agents who are prepared for college, career, and life.

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10315 E Street
Oakland, CA 94603

Phone: (510) 879-2172
Fax: (510) 627-9172


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Our Core Values

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At KDA, we aim to foster a nurturing community where students and families are valued, heard, and celebrated. We utilize Restorative practices to ensure students feel cared for and safe with both friends and staff. Diversity is our strength, and we pride ourselves on being a safe and welcoming place for all.

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KDA is a community school with an integrated focus on academics, youth development, family support, health and social services. We know that a child’s success is a deep partnership between home, school, and community. We value our partnerships in the community and are proud to be a full-service school.

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KDA’s learning methodology is centered on the holistic development of our students' breadth of knowledge through a standards-based, research-aligned, and culturally-responsive approach. Student achievement and academic growth is a top priority at KDA. Find out more about our academic approach through our Learning Section.

If you have a feeling that something is wrong, don’t be afraid to speak up.

Fred T. Korematsu

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