Fast Facts

  • Established as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit school in 2001
  • Located in 750 Witherly Lane, Fremont, CA 94539 in the Mission San Jose district
  • Average enrollment grades 7-12: 65 students of diverse background
  • Five full-time instructors for grades 7-12
  • Campus contains two buildings, a sports court and garden
  • “Alsion” was the name of the Ohlone Native-American settlement now known as Mission San Jose

The Middle School

  • Uses the Montessori method of teaching
  • Learning is experiential and individualized
  • Caters to students grades 7-9
  • Age of students: 12-15 years old
  • Average enrollment for grades 7-9: 45
  • Five full-time instructors
  • All instructors teach grades 7-9; students are under the same team of teachers for three consecutive years
  • Student-teacher ratio: 10:1
  • Curricula adheres to Common Core and California state standards
  • Academic electives include Socratic discussions, philosophy, psychology
  • All grades go on annual biome trip (to locations such as Death Valley, Catalina Island)
  • Daily hours: 9:00 am – 4:00 p.m.

The High School

  • It is an early-college program that caters to grades 10-12
  • Age of students: 15-18 years old
  • Average combined enrollment for grades 10-12: 20
  • All students are promoted from the Middle School (we rarely accept non-Alsion applicants)
  • One full-time instructor/guidance and academic counselor
  • Students fulfill California high-school and University of California “a-g” requirements
  • Students take most classes at Ohlone College
  • Students take Advanced Placement, physical and health education, and electives at Alsion
  • 100% of graduates have gone to four-year universities
  • Students graduate with an average of 75 college units
  • Graduates are promoted to junior status on first semester or quarter at Universities of California
  • All grades participate in an annual Ex-Term conducted right after the spring semester, exploring locations such as Washington, D.C.; Boston, MA; Ashland, OR; Honolulu, HI)