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We understand that choosing your child’s educational setting is a decision full of stress and complexity. Early childhood - and early adolescence - are critical developmental times in the life of every child, and as a parent, we can lose sleep over making the "best" possible decisions regarding our child's education. 
Our heartfelt mission is to help families breathe a little easier. Our goal is to support, educate, and connect your family with schools that match your individual values, and we also wish to empower you in feeling knowledgeable about the full range of your educational choices. Looking at public, private, charter, or specialized programming, we strive to support all our families in finding a best fit to promote your child’s success within their educational setting -  and do our best to bring you a little piece of mind at the same time.

We serve a wide range of families with a variety of values, needs, and concerns — all with the common goal to support their child's success in school. Please contact us if we can be of any help to you and your family.

(We focus on serving families looking for Preschool - Middle School settings in Oakland, Berkeley, WCCUSD, San Leandro, and other neighboring districts.) 


Helpful Hints and Links

  • Want tickets to my middle school talk - for FREE? Here you go! Courtesy of EBISA:
    Posted Sep 20, 2016, 1:29 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Save the Date - October 25th 6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.! I will be giving a free talk on school selection and what to think about when your child is transitioning to middle school. This is a free, open to the public event sponsored by EBISA at Mills College. Looking forward to seeing you all there!
    Posted Sep 15, 2016, 1:43 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • School Selection 101 at St. Paul's! My first school selection workshop for the year has been scheduled for October 19th at 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal School in Oakland. If you would like to come, please RSVP to Nicole Start, Director of Admissions, at or 510-285-9627. Thanks to St. Paul's for making this happen! 
    Posted Aug 18, 2016, 5:43 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Summer Break! Hi all! I will be out of town from June 13th to June 26th. After that, I look forward to planning for your child's next school year with you! 
    Posted Jun 3, 2016, 7:14 PM by Theresa Lozac'h
  • Making a Decision Soon? It is good to schedule some time now rather than during the two weeks that people are making decisions...often times my schedule becomes pretty overbooked in mid-March and there are only so many hours in the day. :) Reserve a time now so you can pick the best time for your family and your individual decision making process. 
    Posted Feb 5, 2016, 8:51 AM by Theresa Lozac'h
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Beyond Quality was founded in 2011 by Theresa Lozac’h, M.A., an experienced educator with over 15 years in the field of education.

Trained and certified in early childhood education, special education, and K-5 elementary education, Theresa has served families and children in a variety of educational settings including public schools, private schools, charter schools, and special education settings from preschool to middle school. (Click here for her full resume or here for her LinkedIn profile). 

After choosing a school for her own child and watching friends and colleagues struggle in their own searches, she became passionate about using her expertise and first-hand knowledge of East Bay schools to support families through a confusing and often heart-wrenching decision-making process.