Alsion Middle/high School

Po Box 3296, 750 Witherly Lane, Fremont
Fremont, CA 94539
     Tel: (510)445-1127
        
   
Grades: 7 - 12 | 59 students
previous
Writing requirements are considerable at Alsion.
next
Featured School
Writing requirements are considerable at Alsion.
Alsion offers a three year program of education especially designed to meet the academic and social needs of adolescents (ages 12 through 15.) While Alsion covers grades 7, 8, and 9, the School has the teaching expertise and resources to advance motivated students well beyond the California standards for these grade levels.
Alsion's Early College program enables our students to earn two years of college credit at Ohlone College and a high school diploma from Alsion after 9th grade.

School Overview

School Type Montessori School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
Association Montessori Internationale (AMI)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 7 - 12
Year Founded 2001

Student Body

Total Students 59 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 63%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Alsion Middle/high School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 5 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 12:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 85%
Average Class Size 12 students
Number of AP Courses 4 courses
Advanced Courses AP Environmental Science, AP Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Statistics, 
Average SAT score 2078
Average ACT score 32
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $14,900
% on Financial Aid 4%
Average Financial Aid Grant $2,400
Acceptance Rate 93%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Rosemary Petersen
Admissions Associate Rebecca Buzsaki

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBasketballUltimate Frisbee,
Volleyball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art/Adventure, AstroTech (astronomy,aviation,robotics.), Chess, Cooking Club, Debate/Speech, Digital Photography, Interact Club, Journalism, Junior Solar Sprint Cars, Kyak Building, Math Club, Movie Appreciation and Analysis, Orienteering, Phychology, Running Club, Seedling Society and Gardening, Speech/debate, Videography, Voice/Guitar, Year Book Art/Adventure, Chess, Cooking Club, Debate/Speech, Interact Club, Journalism, Kyak Building, Math Club, Orienteering, Phychology, Running Club, Speech/debate, Videography, Voice/Guitar, Year Book, AstroTech (astronomy,aviation,robotics.),
Digital Photography,
Junior Solar Sprint Cars,
Movie Appreciation and Analysis,
Seedling Society and Gardening,

School Notes:

  • Team of four full-time and 3 part-time Master Teachers remain with the same class of students during all three years of the program.
  • Master teachers are assisted by subject matter specialists.
  • Math is taught in ability group tutorials, approximately 6 to 8 per class. Sequence is: Beginning algebra,geometry, algebra 2.
  • Science is "hands-on" and project based, taught in 2 hour blocks. Sequence: life science (7th grade),physics & chemistry (8th grade), A.P. Environmental Science (9th grade.)
  • Foreign language is Spanish taught by immersion method, 5 days per week for three years. (AP Spanish in 9th grade.)
  • Students read and discuss approximately 16 novels per year. Writing assignments are frequent. Some require multiple drafts.
  • 9th grade exit exam is California Community College Placement Exam. (Please see "Academic Performance" page on website.
  • Many intermural sports: flag football,volleyball, soccer, basketball, Ultimate Frisbee, cross country.
  • Fine art, music,ceramics,creative writing.
  • Afternoon apprenticeships, community service.
  • Annual Natural History Expeditions. (See Methods and Programs" page on website.)

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Fremont Christian School (4.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Montessori School Of Fremont Childrens House (0 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Montessori School Of Fremont Childrens House (0 miles away)
 All Schools  | High Schools High Schools  | Elementary Schools Elementary Schools  | Preschools Preschools  | Public Schools Public Schools 
Show me:
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Fremont
    Po Box 3296
    FremontCA 94539
    (510)490-1343
    Montessori School
    0 mi | Gr. PK-KG | 19 students                      
  • Fremont
    St Joseph School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Po Box 3246
    FremontCA 94539
    (510)656-6525
    (Roman Catholic)
    0 mi | Gr. 1-8 | 272 students                      
  • Fremont
    Mission Hills Sda Christian School
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    225 Driscoll Rd
    FremontCA 94539
    (510)490-7709
    (Seventh-Day Adventist)
    0.2 mi | Gr. K-9 | 17 students                      
  • Fremont
    Mission Valley Montessori
    Montessori School
    39600 Mission Blvd
    FremontCA 94539
    (510)793-2327
    Montessori School
    1.1 mi | Gr. NS-K | 167 students                      
  • Fremont
    155 Washington Blvd
    FremontCA 94539
    (510)490-1993
    Montessori School
    1.6 mi | Gr. PK-6 | 295 students                      

School Reviews

6 days ago
Alsion respects the individual and encourages students to embrace learning. Kids are happy here and there is not a bullying problem. They work hard at academics, teaming, partnering with others on projects, gardening and taking care of animals: chickens in our case. They can move on to Early College High School and graduate with a high school diploma and the equivalent of a 2 year degree recognized by the UC system.
- Posted by Parent
6 days ago
We are glad you found us. People generally look for Alsion after they have first checked out all the “brand name” schools and still found something lacking. Alsion is a small school, with a full time faculty of five highly qualified teachers serving a junior high community of only 48 students. As you might expect from a school with student/teacher ratio 10 to 1, students receive more personal Historically, three out of four Alsion Early College graduates have been accepted for admission to the University of California. This is an outstanding track record for any school, regardless of its size or reputation.
- Posted by Administrator

Reviews should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards

I am a:

Email: (we will not reveal your email)

Your review:

Would you recommend this school?          Yes    

 I give permission to post this review online for other visitors to read.

Area Statistics

Rental Market Monitor
Recent Articles
Why Would I Want to....
Why Would I Want to....
Many parents tend to dismiss the idea of sending their children to private school without exploring it in depth. We explore this and several more related subjects.
So Many Choices
When it comes to choosing a private school, there are so many choices to consider that the project can be a huge challenge to most of us. We offer some help and advice to help you get started.
What About a Foreign Language School?
Sending your child to a foreign language school makes good sense when you have been posted to this country from abroad and in other circumstances as well.
Request Information
I am a:      
Email:
Name of parent:
First name:
Middle name:
Last name:
Student date of birth:
Student is:
     
Currently in grade:
Seeking entry for grade:
Target start date:
Name of current school:
School type:
        
Applying for financial aid?:
        

Please describe academic, athletic, and extracurricular interests of the student.

Address:
City:
Country:
State:
Zip:

(enter "N/A" if not applicable)
Phone:

Allow other schools to send me information. Share your information with all schools on our site and let them send you brochures.

Save this data and create your user profile. Create your own user account so you don't have to re-type your user data each time you request information.You'll also be able to track your information requests, get reminded of application dates, and more!

Did You Know?
The average private school tuition in Alameda County, CA is $12,225 for elementary schools and $16,051 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Alameda County, CA is 85% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).