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About LP


The vision of Los Perales is that children, their families and the staff will have the opportunities to reach their highest potential as life-long learners and responsible citizens. We fully support the mission of the Moraga School District to provide a supportive and challenging academic environment that encourages critical thinking, the mastery of basic skills and maximizes students' individual strengths. Our expectations include building respect for others by learning and using communications skills as we foster individual self-esteem and school pride. Through collaboration among staff, students and parents and community we aspire to create a safe, secure environment which encourages an understanding of diversity.

History and Goals

Los Perales Elementary School is one of three elementary schools in the Moraga School District. The school was completed in 1965 and served grades Kindergarten through 5th. Due to declining enrollment, Los Perales closed its doors in 1983. From 1983 to 1996 Los Perales housed the Moraga Playhouse and two private preschool programs. After experiencing consistent student growth and in preparation for reducing class size in grades K-3, in 1995 the Moraga School District passed a bond that was used to reopen Los Perales. Los Perales reopened in 1997 after significant alterations to existing buildings and classrooms and the addition of a multi-use room.

Los Perales serves approximately 350 students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Students are grouped heterogeneously by classroom and combination classes are formed when enrollment requires them.

The school offers many programs in addition to its regular classroom offerings. There is a computer program for grades 1 through 5, an art program and visual/performing arts program delivered by credentialed teachers, an English Language Learner (ELL) Program, special education resource program and speech and language services. To meet individual needs, Differentiated Instruction is found within all classrooms.

Our goal at Los Perales School is to maintain a tradition of providing a high quality education program. It is our belief that all students can learn and should be provided with an academic program which is challenging, provides for individual success, and builds their self-esteem.