Welcome to Golden Gate Academy!

The CARE Campus! Collaboration, Action, Responsiveness, Engagement. A New vision that establishes the Golden Gate Academy campus as an epicenter of service, education, and witness for the community.

Our Director

Cliff Wright Jr. is passionate about providing top-tier education and community services in state-of-the-art facilities to the people of Oakland and in the surrounding the Bay Area.

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The Research

We believe in making student-driven decisions back by research. We combine proven methods like using Agile in the classroom and having each student work on a self-paced home school curriculum in the classroom, allowing them to advance at their own level. The Research

School Model

A diverse, inclusive, high-achieving, Seventh-day Adventist school combined with a co-working space and incubator.  School Model

Co-working & Opportunity

Our goal is to create a unique, exciting environment that embraces all types of learners and promotes growth both professionally and personally specifically in the areas of Coding, Health Care and Project Management. Find Out More


We are making sustainable change in the bay area by equipping individuals with leadership skills. This helps them make better choices so they can become change agents in their community. GGA C.A.R.E.S. Collaboration, Agency, responsibility, Education, Service. Find a Leadership Program

Please Join Our Efforts

We’ve taken a grassroots approach to make our vision a reality. Anyone willing to help can contribute, and both large and small gifts are accepted to support this multimillion-dollar project.

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Our Partners

We have several key partnerships, all with the desire to help people young and old better themselves and their community.

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The Five Pillars

It is not essential that we agree, but it is imperative that we are agreeable in our dealings with one another. We want every person who engages with us to experience the love of Christ through our willingness to partner with organizations of varying beliefs.


Golden Gate Academy provides development in our seven essential competencies by utilizing the agile mindset. As individuals develop agency they are then able to impact their community.

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Golden Gate Academy believes that leaders are developed through challenges support, but they must take ownership of each decision made. Words matter just as much as actions and our footprint in this community must be monitored and considered when working to accomplish our vision on making the world a better place to live.


We believe that learning is the work of a lifetime and school is just one of the places it happens. Golden Gate Academy implements a schedule designed to combine the academic strengths of home-school, and the innovation found in student-driven learning while teaching an agile mindset. Purposeful in developing empathic leaders and intentional about the student’s voice.


Golden Gate Academy instills in its students a commitment to serve and actively support outreach efforts of our constituent churches, identifying ongoing service opportunities within the broader community it helps.


News & Announcements


STEM CAMP July 30 – August 5

Golden Gate Academy in collaboration with UC Berkeley-the Lawerence Hall of Science is excited to provide this opportunity. This camp is designed for 8th-12th graders. Spaces are limited contact us today!

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Through Golden Gate Academy and the Golden Gate Academy Learning Partnership, students will learn the latest in technical expertise, and how to apply it both conceptually and practically. We aim to evolve our core competencies by focusing heavily on nurturing positive student-teacher relationships and using them as the foundation for our educational agenda. When students are taught by a facilitator they have a positive relationship with they are able to reach their full learning potential. We also focus on competency over content, unlike content, competency refers to the skills needed for living a successful life beyond the classroom. We use a uniquely structured mentoring approach, based on Seventh-day Adventist principles, educating the whole individual on the foundation of the story of redemption.

Without a doubt, this is one of the most necessary skills today’s students need to develop. Automation will not be a problem for students who are able to solve problems with creative thought and innovative imaginations. Using the Agile method to facilitate academic learning prepares students for an ever-changing world.

Students must learn how to communicate in a variety of ways. Extra emphasis placed on writing, public speaking and how to cultivate a following will help equip students with the necessary skills to achieve numerous goals in the workplace.

We have enhanced team assignments and alleviated the issue of unequal workloads by incorporating 360 peer reviews and applying collaboration opportunities to service projects more than academics.

Traditional schools aim to steer students away from failure. However, our students are encouraged to fail early and fail often. STEM should be synonymous with innovation, and there is no innovation without trial and error.

Students often have a particular perception towards math. We focus on linking math to effective decision making as well as developing values and ethics.

Success is determined by achieving goals. It is important for our students to understand SMART goals and to be given numerous projects to manage.

We want our students to know that they CAN make the world a better place and so we routinely incorporate service into our curriculum.