Academia De Mi Abuela  2162 Mountain Blvd. Oakland, CA 94611

Spanish Immersion Preschool

Cultivating Culture * Celebrating Tradition* Connecting Community

I never thought that I would be blessed to be where I am here today. Going to school, having my parents help me with school, and helping my community in whatever I can. My name is Fernanda Aguilar and I am a 19-year-old girl that is just building her future to accomplish all her goals. I have accomplished my 1st year of college at College of Alameda, and my major is Biology. I love my school, and the classes I have taken. I plan to transfer to UC Davis, or UC Berkeley, and get my Bachelors Degree. I will also like to go to Medical School, because I will like to become a Pediatrician. All my life I 
have been around children, from my mom taking care of them, to volunteering at a Head Start, to being a catechism teacher. My passion is helping my community, with the skills I was gifted with. Something I really enjoy doing is dancing Baile Folkorico. It’s something that really feels me with joy, something that completes me. Makes me feel alive in my culture. I have danced in a folkoric dance group for about 3 years at my local community church, and now I am happy to say I started to join the Baile Folkorico of Carlos Moreno since the beginning of this year. As soon as I put my dance shoes I feel as a different person, alive and ready to show my culture, and show others the joy I have while I am dancing. I would like to transmit the joy I have towards dancing to all the Academia de mi Abuela children, and show them different skills that they could discover while they are learning from folkoric dance. I hope that they have the same joy as I always have.

Coach Diane has played soccer competitively since her youth and played at the collegiate level at Patten University in Oakland. Her knowledge of the game and her sharp technical skills has contributed to her extensive coaching career with Alameda High School, Bay Oaks Soccer Club and now Soccer Shots. Coach Diane's fun approach to teaching soccer makes her a favorite with the little ones!

Eduardo Valadez is a Mexican artist from the Coachella Valley currently working in Southern California and the Bay Area. His work is primarily community based focusing on interactive and collaborative projects with a multidisciplinary studio practice that involves creative writing, painting, drawing, collage and performance. He is also an Educator and has collaborated with non-profit arts organizations and schools such as Kala Arts Institute, Ryse Youth Center, Riverside Museum of Photography, Oakland School for the Arts and more.


 Weekly school tours (for parents only) are scheduled on Tuesday & Thursday @ 10:00am, and Wednesday @ 4:00pm. Parents must RSVP prior to attending, and meetings must be confirmed via e-mail with the school administration. 
See Admissions page for detailed information about the school enrollment/tour booking process.

Send your RSVP & school information inquiry to: 

ATTENTION: Cynthia Mendez Reimann​​


(For more parent testimonials check out the "Testimonial" Tab!)

​Our daughter entered AMA when she was 2 years old and over the course of two years, we saw her blossom into a confident and bilingual child who developed a love for school.  Academically, she learned how to write her name, recognize letters of the alphabet, develop fine motor skills, recognize shapes and colors and develop good concepts of print.  Socially, she learned how to share, take turns, ask for help, and be a good friend.  Our son has also been attending AMA for the past year and he has grown to be a more assertive and playful young boy.  The teachers at AMA are all very caring and go out of their way to ensure that each child is happy and successful.  We also love that AMA focuses much of the programming on culture and the arts with an emphasis on social justice.  Some of the things offered are added bonuses that make AMA a valuable place for children's development such as soccer, ballet folklorico, capoeira, mural painting, and yoga.  Overall, we could not be happier at AMA because we have seen our children grow to love school, develop their vocabularies in Spanish, and have been able to see them showcase their learning through public dance and singing performances.  We highly recommend AMA to any family interested in a preschool that is like no other.


​​​Parent's Corner: Upcoming Events at AMA:

August Announcements: 
AUGUST 14TH - Students emergency kit upgrades are due

AUGUST 28TH -Summer Family Potluck and Concert 5:00-7:00pm

September Announcements:


September 10th Back To School Night for Casa Lila (MANDATORY)

September 24 (5:30-7:00pm) Back To School Night for Casa Lima and Casa Celeste: (MANDATORY)

​Check out AMA's Summer Program Pics, Teachers, Bio's, and More!

Look at AMA kids gardening, making maracas, face painting, finger painting, dancing 

​Folklorico, and more!

Summer Program Teacher Bio's!

        Eudardo Valadez-Arenas

​        (Mural / Painting Teacher)


                 Fernanda Aguilar

               (Folklorico Teacher)

              Diane Robledo

            (Soccer Shots Coach)