Our Local Schools
Lafayette School District
The Lafayette School District is a kindergarten-eighth grade district with about 3,500 students in four elementary (K-5) schools and one middle (6-8) school. The district offers a full range of services based on the needs of our students, yet the basic instructional day centers around the core subjects: Reading, Language Arts and Mathematics. As a result, the students continually score among the highest of all California students. Most will be college-bound after attending either Acalanes or Campolindo High Schools.
The overall success in the district is attributed to a strong ongoing “Partnership in Education” relationship which exists among students, parents, faculty and community.
Persons who will have children attending one or more of the Lafayette schools should notify the district as soon as possible to help insure that their children’s academic needs will be properly met.
For more information on the Lafayette School District, including links to individual schools, visit www.lafsd.k12.ca.us.
- Reading Specialists
- Special Education
- Special Day Classes
- Resource Specialists
- Language and Speech Specialists
- English as a Second Language (ESL)
- Library Services
- Band, Orchestra and Chorus
- Computer Education
- Mentor Teacher Program
- After-School Sports Program – Stanley Middle School
- Academic and Athletic Awards Programs
The Acalanes Union High School District
The Acalanes Union High School District is comprised of four comprehensive high schools serving the communities of Lafayette, Orinda, Moraga and Walnut Creek. The two high schools that serve the neighborhoods of Lafayette are Acalanes High school, 1212 Pleasant Hill Rd., Lafayette, and Campolindo High School, 300 Moraga Rd., Moraga. All of the schools of the district rank in the top of high schools in California in terms of academic and extra-curricular offerings. The schools pride themselves on the quality of their educational programs that provide a solid foundation for the students of our communities. This is evidenced by the fact that over ninety percent of our students attend college after graduating.
To keep pace with a growing population and a growing demand for a high-quality educational experience, the schools have engaged in an aggressive building and remodeling campaign and an upgrade in standards for benchmarks in the curriculum. Following successful bond measure elections in recent years, the schools now enjoy new classroom buildings, upgraded buildings, remodeled swimming pools and a new aquatic center, upgraded sports fields, and a new theater and fine arts facilities
The district has also invested heavily in wiring the schools for modern technology and in providing computers and instruction in the application of technology.
The district is in the midst of implementing the California State Standards in the content areas and aggressively addressing the need for comprehensive and positive assessment procedures for data for students, parents, and teachers. Advanced Placement courses have been added on a consistent basis for over the past five years, and the District now offers a complete and wide selection of advanced courses for the needs of our students. The District is aware of the need to offer a broad range of opportunities for our students. Therefore, there are existing and emerging courses and pathways in career-oriented interests, such as automotive technology, CAD drafting and engineering, and other technical areas. The schools also offer a full range of sports teams ands clubs and activities to engage student interests. Over 60% of the student body joins athletic teams.
The schools of the District are superior educational institutions by every measure. A large part of this success is due to the fact that they enjoy superior support from the community-from parents, clubs, boosters, foundations, organizations, and business. The communities value the schools as an integral part of the quality of life we enjoy in the Lafayette area.
For more information about Acalanes High School, visit www.acalanes.k12.ca.us.
We encourage you to visit two local websites for preschools and preschool events in and around Lafayette. Lamorinda Moms typically holds a preschool fair in the fall of every year and also posts a comprehensive list of local preschools on their website.