The City of Piedmont has some of the finest schools in the state. Test scores are available online. The community takes an extraordinary interest in the schools and adds to school coffers with various fund raising activities to enhance an already well funded program.
The commute to SF can be via Rockridge BART, express bus or car, with informal car pools available on the Piedmont/Oakland Borders. One could also take the Ferry from Jack London Square.
There are many Asian American and Eur-Asian Families living in Piedmont. Asian are the largest "minority" in Piedmont.
I'd be happy to provide more detailed information if you'd like. I have lived in Piedmont and sent my (Eur-Asian) children to Piedmont schools.