Los Altos School envisions the home, school, and community working together to ensure that all children receive equal access to standards based education that focuses on reading, writing, math, social studies, and science. We seek to provide all students with a solid primary educational foundation which will prepare all students to succeed in a challenging, diverse, and complex global society. We hold high expectations for student success. We seek to instill an appreciation for cultural sensitivity, a positive attitude toward self and others, and the responsibility for life long learning skills.
 
 
La escuela de Los Altos prevé la casa, escuela, y la comunidad trabajando juntos para garantizar que todos los niños reciban igualdad de acceso a las normas comunitarias de educación que se centra en la lectura, escritura, matemáticas, estudios sociales y ciencia. Buscamos proporcionar a todos los estudiantes con una sólida base de educación primordial que preparará a todos los estudiantes para tener éxito en una sociedad global desafiante, diversa y compleja.  Tenemos grandes expectativas para el éxito del estudiante.  Tratamos de inculcar una apreciación por la sensibilidad cultural, una actitud positiva hacia sí mismo y a otros y la responsabilidad de largo aprendizaje de habilidades de vida.

We believe:

All students can learn.

Students learn best when they are engaged in challenging and appropriate learning focused on the core academic subjects of language arts, mathematics, science and social studies integrated with physical education and the fine arts.

Quality teachers are the single greatest predictor of student success.

The diversity and uniqueness of each student should be respected.

Students learn best when families value education, and teach their children to accept increasing responsibility for their own learning.

Quality education improves the quality of life for students, their families, and the community now and in the future.



Dear Los Altos Families,

Welcome Bulldogs!  I am very excited about opening up the 2016-2017 school year. This is my fourth year here in the South Whittier School District. I am very proud of the accomplishments of our school community. Last year, funds were raised to paint two school murals. The mural in the MPR features the school's mascots Buddy and Bella the Bulldogs; and the other mural in the quad represents our school-wide PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies) rules. These rules are be responsible, be respectful, be safe, be kind, and be helpful. 

Los Altos state test have arrived! Our school raised CAASPP test scores by 17% in English Language Arts and 16% in Math. Our CELDT (California English Language Development) scores increased by 17%. We are thrilled about this progress and are committed to continuous improvement. We attribute this achievement to our program alignment to Common Core Standards; and a clear and shared school focus.

I believe a strong home-school connection ensures the best education possible.  As such, parents are always welcome and encouraged to volunteer, attend school events, assemblies, and to become an active member of PTA. We also encourage business partners to join us in our efforts to educate leaders of the future. 

Please feel free to contact me, if you are interested in becoming involved. I can be reached at (562) 941-3711 or you may email me at mayala@swhittier.net. 
Sincerely,
 
Dr. Marti Tienda-Ayala
Principal    
 
"Every Child, Every Day--Whatever it Takes!"
 
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"Cada niño, Cada Dia--Lo que sea Necesario!"