About Quimby Oak
Quimby Oak Middle School, in the Evergreen School District, was established in 1968 and is located at the base of the Evergreen foothills in southeast San Jose. Quimby Oak attained the status of a California Distinguished School in 1992, 1996, 2001 and 2013. In 2015, Quimby Oak was awarded the Gold Ribbon Schools Award for outstanding implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Quimby is a school with rich traditions and core values. We have a legacy at Quimby of exceptional Lobo pride!
In 2015, Quimby underwent a significant transformation. We started with a rebranding of our school and set our purpose: At Quimby, we empower young minds to be proactive, lifelong learners who think critically and communicate effectively. Evaluating student need, our school embarked on a journey that would lead to the creation of two dynamic program choices for each and every student: Lobo Comprehensive Program (LCP) and Lobo School of Innovation (LSI). We partnered with the New Tech Network (NTN) of schools throughout the United States. A partnership over five years strong in Evergreen School District. As a result of our partnerships, brand new building enhancements helped shaped our campus. In the winter of 2018, Lobo School of Innovation’s two-story structure was opened offering six collaborative classroom spaces for teachers and students. The addition of other community enhancements: a new quad area for all students, an upgraded parking lot, and landscaping all supported the unique changes taking place on Quimby’s campus. This now means our students have two exciting options when entering their two year Lobo academic program. Whether you select the Lobo Comprehensive Program (LCP) or the Lobo School of Innovation (LSI) an exciting two year experience awaits you.
At Quimby, we believe in choice. We are keen to the needs of our students and fundamentally understand that learners are unique. Offering a fully Project-Based program, and a rigorous comprehensive program, offers our students cutting edge opportunities that prepare them for the demands of high school, college and career. Ultimately, we want to provide our students as many avenues as possible that will lead them to success.
We encourage and expect our students to strive to do their best. We know that within a well-defined, consistent, structured environment, each child has the capability to achieve academic success and, thus, develop positive self-esteem. We align with our Evergreen Profile of a Learner where we aim to develop students who: Learn, communicate, collaborate, think critically, innovate & advocate. We engage our students in authentic learning that prepares them with the skills to be global minded citizens.
We encourage and intend that students will take advantage of the opportunities for intellectual discovery, will realize the necessity for problem solving, will interact with other students and staff members in a positive, mature manner, and will develop the skills needed to adapt to the demands of a rapidly changing world.