grades TK-8

Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School

Amazing things are happening at Alpha: Blanca Alvarado. Our scholars in TK-8th grade are enriching and enlarging their world through rigorous academics, stimulating electives including fine and performing arts, and an expansive sports program. Named after trailblazing community advocate Blanca Alvarado, this was the first Alpha Public School.


At a Glance

Students Enrolled
Faculty and Staff
Year Founded

1601 Cunningham Ave
San José, CA 95122

School Operations Manager:
Guadalupe Wiggins

Academics and Enrichment

Achieve Excellence, Every Day

Alpha: Blanca Alvarado prioritizes growth. We offer robust academics as well as a range of enrichment opportunities and community partnerships so students can advance on multiple levels. 


Students can always get additional layers of support as needed. We’re here to help you succeed.

  • Extra Reading and Math Support
  • Weekly Office Hours for Additional Support
  • Accelerated Math Options for 8th Graders

Students join the club of their choice to develop their talents in a safe, fun setting.

  • Art Club
  • Drama Club
  • Student Government
  • After School Tutoring
Competitive Sports

Offered in middle school grades:

  • Soccer
  • Volleyball
  • Basketball
  • Cheerleading
  • “Girls on the Run”
Extended Day

Before and After School Care

  • You can drop off your children at 7:30am and get to work on time. We have 4 staff who supervise students before school and also provide after school care for TK and K who get out of school 1.5 hours earlier than their older siblings. This way, you can pick up all of your children at the later dismissal time.

Boys and Girls Club

  • These fun, skill-building programs provide mentors, meals, and meaningful life experiences. The program begins immediately after school through 6pm, everyday.
Meet Jin Yun

A Word From Our Principal

Jin Yun
Principal, Alpha: Blanca Alvarado School

My focus is on expanding opportunities and access for our students. As a first-generation immigrant myself I understand the obstacles and challenges many of our students face. It’s why I’m in this work and am here to walk the path with them.

Many Alpha: Blanca Alvarado students are multilingual, so we build English Language Development (ELD) into all content areas. We have 3 team members focused specifically on ELD programming to support students’ language growth and development.

Our teachers are passionate and committed. They partner with our families and celebrate their students’ success, even the small ones, with authenticity. Because of this, every student knows they’re valued.

There’s joy at Alpha: Blanca Alvarado. Schedule a visit and see for yourself.


School Awards

2020 Top Bay Area Public School for Low-Income Latino Students in Math
Innovate Public Schools
Alpha Public Schools
Special Education Alpha Public Schools

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