Patten Academy of Christian Education

Basic Information

Address: 2433 Coolidge Avenue Oakland , CA 94601
Phone Number: 510-533-3121
Fax Number: 510-535-9381

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Additional Information

President: Sharon Anderson, Principal
School Type: Nondenominational Christian School
Founded: 1944
Ages/Grades: Kindergarten – 12 th Grade
School Setting:

Urban School

School Size: 190-200
Classroom Size: 20/Class
Student/Teacher Ratio: 16/1

K-6: $4,548.00 7 th -8 th : $4,754.00 9 th -12 th : $5,110.00

Financial Aid:

Outside Tuition Assistance: Basic Fund, Guardsmen, Independent Scholarship, and CEO Scholarship Fund


CA Standard based; College preparatory

Percentage of Graduating Class: 100%
Support Services:


Camp Programs: Yes
After School Programs: Yes
Computer Capabilities:

Computer lab with 22 flat screen computers and Internet connection

School Championships:

Bay Area Christian Athletic League Sport Championships

Admissions Requirements:

Students are admitted based on grades, test scores, citizenship records and in fulfillment of our vision to serve the community

Mission Statement:

“ Empowering students to Believe, Achieve, and Succeed”

Patten Academy of Christian Education serves an ethnically and economically diverse student population in an urban setting, providing an excellent education within a supportive learning community which challenges students intellectually and spiritually.

Patten Academy develops students who:
1. demonstrate critical and independent thinking across academic disciplines;

2. embrace the ethical and moral values found in the Judeo-Christian tradition;

3. gain an appreciation of the aesthetic through performance and visual arts;

4. maximize their leadership capabilities; and

5. commit their lives to Christian and community service.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

We believe that the Old and New Testaments were divinely inspired by God and reveal His will for the salvation of the world.

We believe in the Trinity: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, eternally coexistent personalities of the same essence, yet separate individuals with different office works.

We believe that Jesus Christ is the divine Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died as a substitutionary sacrifice, and all who accept Him as Savior and Lord are justified by His blood. He arose from the dead and is now with the Father as our High Priest. He will come again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace. His coming is imminent and will be personal, visible and premillennial.

We believe that man and woman were originally created in the image and likeness of God but that they fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All individuals are born with a sinful nature, are separated from fellowship with God, but can be reconciled to God through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.

We believe in sanctification as a setting apart of the believer for the Master's service, and in the infilling or Baptism of the Holy Spirit which empowers individuals for holy living and effective Christian service. We believe in the operation of the gifts of the Spirit in the Church as recorded in 1 Corinthians: chapters 12, 13, and 14.

We believe that the Church consists of all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed by His blood and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which He has commissioned to go and teach all nations. The Church is not identified with any one denomination or movement.

We believe that the local Church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for worship, for edification through the Word, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the Gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism by immersion, and the communion of the Lord's Supper.
We believe that there will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto condemnation.

School History:

Patten Academy of Christian Education (PACE) was founded in 1944 by Dr. Bebe Patten. The founding purpose was to provide young people with a Christ-centered educational program in which students could grow spiritually and academically in an atmosphere reflective of the teachings and values of Jesus Christ.

With the opening of grades nine through twelve in 1944, Patten Academy began serving the greater Bay Area. In 1957 grades seven and eight were added, in 1958 grades four through six, and in 1960, grades kindergarten through three, making the Academy a K-12 school.

Patten Academy has been located on the 2400 block of Coolidge Avenue , Oakland since 1961. In 1985, the Academy was modernized, and updated classrooms were added for grades kindergarten through eight. In 1990 the high school classrooms were relocated to the east side of Coolidge Avenue to complete the campus. In 1994, the Academy chapel was renovated and is now a beautiful auditorium. In the fall of 2002 the library was moved from the Patten University campus and a state-of-the-art computer lab was developed in the library building.

In 1974, recognizing that growth is essential for maintaining and improving its educational services, Patten Academy applied to the Western Association of Secondary Schoools and Colleges for accreditation. After an in-depth self-study, Patten Academy was granted full accreditation in 1975 and has held continuous accreditation since then. The most recent accreditation is until 2011.

In 1977, continuing to improve its educational services, Patten Academy joined the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) . As an association strongly committed to helping Christian schools in the training of young men and women, ACSI provides a number of educational services which directly benefit administrators, teachers, staff and students.

In 1988, Patten Academy established its sports ministry department and began to compete in interscholastic athletics. Initially competing in boys basketball, the Patten Bulldogs joined the Bay Area Christian Athletic League in the fall of 1989, and added girls varsity basketball and boys JV basketball the following year. Baseball made a one year appearance in the spring of 1993 and was brought back in the Spring of 1998. Girls volleyball was added in Fall of 1998, boys soccer in fall of 1999, girls softball in the spring of 2001 and girls JV basketball in the winter of 2002-03. The Patten Bulldogs include a number of student-athletes who have received Oakland Tribune "Athlete of the Week" honors.

Patten Academy prides itself on its strong instrumental and vocal program, participating in ACSI musicales and festivals annually, receiving superior and command performance honors. Patten Academy students have also excelled at the state level numerous times and have received music scholarships to attend college.

Patten Academy is governed and supported by Christian Evangelical Churches of America, Inc. and exists as an extension of its ministry to the youth of the community.

Notes/School Information:

The strategic plan for Patten Academy includes the addition of a preschool.