Thrive with Musical Accomplishment in PBA’s Day School Music Program

Day School Oakland | Middle & Elementary Boys

Grow Skills for Success with Classical Music + Academics

Music study develops skills for success! Choir combines focus, executive functioning, perseverance and boys’ sense of personal responsibility.

Day School families credit PBA with increasing their boy’s academic performance, self-reliance and potential to succeed in future endeavors — and growing boys’ lifelong joy for music.

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Oakland School for Boys | Private Elementary School

Boys, Make Your Mistakes Loudly!

Our boys take risks in the music room, — where PBA encourages them to “make mistakes loudly!” In the classroom, we welcome questions and curiosity. PBA boys graduate as engaged learners and confident communicators.

It’s amazing what these kids can do with sight reading, learning different languages in song, and the professionalism of working together. Continuing to grow in these skills is life-changing for these boys.

Diedre M
Day School Parent

Why PBA for Intensive Music Education for Boys Grades 3-8?

  • Daily Musical Study (2 hours)
  • Music Theory Education
  • Expert Integration with Academics
  • Whole-Brain Learning & Development
  • Boy-Friendly Environment
  • Social Skills & Close Friendships
  • Premier PBA Performance Opportunities for Day School Boys
  • Small Ensembles & Cohorts

Enrolling now for 2024-2025. Apply Today.

Social-Emotional Development | Oakland Private Day School

Support Your Boy’s Mental Health and Self-Esteem

Boys know they fit at PBA — that they’re part of a something larger than themselves. PBA boys share a goal to maintain the reputation for excellence in our GRAMMY Award-winning choir.

Studies show that singing together accelerates social bonds. Choir activates the brain’s reward system to create a sense of happiness, satisfaction and well-being.

Curriculum that Complements
What Boys Learn in the Music Room

This Spring, our boys study ancient civilizations and Spanish. They sing Alma Llanera ("Soul of the Plains") — a traditional South American zarzuela with a combination of 3/4 and 6/8 meters.

PBA travels to Peru for Summer International Tour 2024 — and visits Macchu Picchu.

Arts Education Boys | Music Classes Oakland East Bay School

Day School Boys Receive the Premier Opportunities at PBA

Our Day School boys rehearse 5 days a week. They learn to master complex music and demonstrate the professional behavior — they reinforce our choir’s reputation and earn elite performance invitations.

Day School choristers participate in the prestigious opportunities that are typically reserved for older PBA choristers.

Regardless of past music training or perceived talent, Pacific Boychoir Academy offers amazing benefits to every boy who is willing to put in the effort.

Open Enrollment for 2024-25 school year.
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Now Accepting Applications for 2024-25 school year.  How to Apply

Music is a cognitive glue that connects activity from various parts of the brain. It is a vitamin that kick-starts higher level thinking.

Seattle Times
May 12, 2023

Financial Aid Available for 2024-2025. Apply Today.

Scholarships up to $20,000 available for 2024-25 school year.

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PBA boys value diversity and difference. We are not affiliated with any church, ethnic group, or specific geographic area. We seek out boys of all ethnic, economic, and geographic backgrounds. PBA is a diverse place with students from different ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds. Boys learn from each other and prepare for lives in an increasingly diverse and global society.


Faculty members offer boys the encouragement, creativity, inspiration, and one-on-one attention they need. In addition to a best-for-boys learning approach, students at PBA receive guidance and mentoring at a crucial point in their education.

Secular Independent School | Single Sex Education East Bay

PBA is a Secular Institution

Pacific Boychoir Academy is not affiliated with any religious faith or teaching.

Our GRAMMY Award-winning boys’ choir masters music from the traditional boychoir canon — much of which was commissioned as sacred music.

Pacific Boychoir Academy’s repertoire also includes traditional American music, folk music from many cultures, and new works commissioned by American and world composers.

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