Principal’s Message

Welcome to Oyster-Adams Bilingual School!  
As a highly effective, dual-language school for over 40 years, we believe that all children are born and wired with the curiosity and ability to learn multiple languages. At Oyster Adams we believe that ALL students regardless of race, class, gender or circumstance can achieve bilingually at high levels. The main mission of our school is to foster confident students who are bilingual and bi-literate in at least 2 languages. Moreover, we want to help them know themselves and to become globally aware people who know what they want to achieve, and are able to explain how they will use languages to achieve change their world. 

All OA students strive to live our community actions daily: 

  • Act with Integrity
  • Live Graciously 
  • Lead by Example
  • Think Globally

Great schools are a result of a supportive community, and we are very lucky to have a wonderful and supportive community behind us cheering our students on.  The Oyster Community Council (OCC), is the parent-teacher board that provides endless amounts of support and energy to ensure every student at OA receives a high quality bilingual education. 
We are one of the most diverse schools in the city, and with that comes opportunities and challenges. We work hard, and smart, and raise the level of expectations every day!


Mayra Cruz
Principal/ Directora
Oyster-Adams Bilingual School