Academic Programs

A Place of Learning

Alamo Elementary School is truly an extraordinary place of learning. Our talented staff provides each student with a quality education aligned to rigorous standards, high academic and behavioral expectations, equity and a solid foundation in preparation for successful lives as productive citizens. We believe that every child will learn and achieve, regardless of their background. We hold high expectations for all students and differentiate our curriculum according to individual need. The strength of our academic program shows in our impressive test scores. For more school data, please refer to our SFUSD website.

Physical Education

Using the Physical Education Framework for the State Department of Education, physical education is a program focused on a variety of athletic activities in a fun, controlled environment with a cardiovascular undertone. P.E. classes meet Monday through Friday, 3x week for 30 minute periods. The lower grades work on gross motor skills and develop throwing, catching, and kicking skills. As they progress they learn how to improve on their skills and play games that involve teamwork, communication, spatial awareness, passing and receiving (core skills of many sports and games).

Most of the PE lessons are non-competitive. The focus is always on having fun and the rule of thumb is any one who has fun walks away a winner. The 4th and 5th graders get to take part in an optional Recess League Tournament which affords them the chance to play against other rooms in an effort to become “champions” of the sport (soccer, basketball or football). The 5th graders are prepared for their Standardized Fitness Test by doing test specific exercises once a week.

Special Education

Special education is instruction specifically designed to address the educational and related developmental needs of children with disabilities. Services include a Resource Specialist Program, Inclusion K-5, and Designated Instructional Services.

English Language Learners

Alamo helps English learners with a culturally and linguistically relevant education to ensure their academic success. Services include English Plus Pathway, a Student Study Team, and a variety of academic interventions students needing specialized instruction.