School Profile

Welcome to Alisal~A Model PLC School

Alisal is located in the heart of Pleasanton, just down the road from historic Main Street. At Alisal, we pride ourselves in holding high expectations and standards for academic achievement while at the same time providing a supportive and nurturing environment for all students. Alisal was the first elementary school to open its doors in Pleasanton in October of 1956. Since then, we have established and maintained a strong tradition of excellence.  


The Alisal staff is highly trained and skilled in their profession, serving approximately 650 students in transitional kindergarten through fifth grade. Our mission at Alisal is to inspire and embrace the WHOLE child by ensuring high levels of learning and growth for all. We do this by working in collaborative teams within and across grade levels to provide answers to four questions that guide our work: 1)  What do we want students to learn? 2) How will we know if they have learned it? 3) What will we do if they haven’t? and 4) What will we do if they have? Our dedication to this process has gained us recognition as one of 16 Model PLC Schools in the state of California, something we are VERY proud of.


Character education is also an integral part of Alisal.  We have completely transformed our behavioral expectations to be in alignment with PBIS (Positive Behavioral Intervention Strategies).  The school-wide expectations of demonstrating Respect, Ownership, Awareness and Responsibility in all areas are taught, modeled, and reinforced on a regular basis through  the use of assemblies, ROAR Tickets, and rewards for positive behavioral choices. Additionally, we have worked very hard to transform our student leadership program into one that promotes and spread kindness through various on and off campus philanthropic activities.  Finally, we are continuing our partnership with a local high school to provide some of our students with one-on-one mentors and buddies and we also encourage students to get involved with the community through service-learning opportunities led by our leadership club.


Parent and community involvement play an integral role in the success of Alisal. Our Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and School Site Council (SSC) work together to support our Mission and our Vision. Strong community partnerships are also vital to Alisal as they offer students a link to real life experiences. At Alisal, we are proud that our families, children, staff, and community members work together to create a learning environment that gives all children an opportunity to succeed and develop a love of learning.