Head-Royce in the Community

At Head-Royce we recognize our school has a significant role to play in helping our community be the best it can be. We do this in many ways -- from our school’s mission focused on scholarship, diversity and citizenship -- to being a good neighbor in the immediate area -- to active programs that promote diversity and inclusion -- to our standing tradition of fundraising, volunteerism and our Heads Up program.

Both on-campus events and participation in off-site events instill in students and faculty the sense of community outside our own doors. Head-Royce is proud to be a long-standing sponsor and participant in Oakland events such as the Dimond District Fest, Oakland Running Festival and Marathon and the Oakland PRIDE parade.

We also place a high emphasis on Community Service for our students, which is integrated into our K-12 curriculum as a mandatory element to our overall program at each grade level. Our student-driven Community Service Board help us identify opportunities for students in grades 9-12. Recent trips have included Upper School tutoring at BAHIA (Bay Area Hispano Institute) School, Middle School clean-ups at Lake Merritt and Lower School fundraising efforts in partnership with the NFL supporting kids in need throughout Oakland.

Organizations We Support

  • Ama Ghar Children’s Home (Nepal)
  • A New Hope for Cambodian Children
  • Kiva
  • Nothing But Nets

  • Schools
  • Futures Elementary
  • New Highland Elementary
  • Sequoia Elementary School
  • The Paden School
  • The Encompass School
  • Vincent Academy

  • Local
  • Alameda County Community Food Bank
  • Bay Area Hispano Institute for Advancement (BAHIA)
  • Berkeley Men’s Shelter
  • Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS)
  • Centro Vida Children’s Program
  • Cerebral Palsy Center
  • Clausen House
  • East Bay Depot for Creative Re-Use
  • First Tee
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Lincoln Child Center
  • Milo Foundation
  • Piedmont Gardens
  • Rebuilding Together Oakland
  • Salvation Army (Booth Child Development Center)
  • SPCA
  • Special Olympics

  • Environmental
  • East Bay Regional Park District
  • Friends of Sausal Creek
  • Go Green Foundation
  • Lake Merritt/Berkeley Marina clean-ups
  • Sunol Agricultural Park

  • Health
  • Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland
  • Relay for Life