Principal's Message


Hello Lobos,  

As we enter the 2022-23 school year, rest assured we are prepared for any situation that can present itself due to COVID-19.  We are hopeful for a normal year, but now have the full knowledge-base to address any instructional or structural adaptations that may arise.  We are excited to start the school year with a school-wide approach to acclimating all students to school by supporting their social-emotional learning through a curriculum called Second Step.  This curriculum will be delivered the first week of school during homeroom, and then periodically throughout the year.  We will continue to support students academically, behaviorally and social-emotionally to help them be successful this year.     

Los Alisos has served the needs of parents and students in the Mission Viejo area since 1973.  We are proud of our academic excellence and we look forward to another great year of student achievement.  We work in professional learning communities (PLCs) to monitor the progress of all students, and through the use of data and strategic instruction, we ensure all students are being successful.  Our supportive and professional staff members are here to offer assistance you may need throughout the year. We are proud to house the intermediate level of the district’s Two-Way Immersion program where students matriculate from Gates Elementary through Los Alisos and to Laguna Hills High School to achieve bilingualism and bi-literacy in both English and Spanish.  We are proud to be recognized as an International Spanish Academy school.  We also take great pride in receiving recognition as a California Distinguished School, a Golden Bell Award School, an Apple as well as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Our Lobo pride is evident in everything we do; and it is critical that our students come ready each day to prepare for high school and beyond.

At Los Alisos, we put great effort into guiding positive student behavior through our nationally recognized Platinum Level Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) Program.  Our Lobos are taught to be respectful, responsible, and ready to succeed at all times!  Our teachers genuinely believe that "all students can learn" and are driven by a deep belief that every student shall be afforded a rigorous academic curriculum. Los Alisos offers many opportunities for students to be involved in academic, social, and creative outlets such as Leadership (ASB), Drama, Orchestra, Band, Jazz Band, Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID), Model United Nations (MUN) and the California Junior Scholarship Federation (CJSF). We also offer a variety of student created and led clubs which meet during lunch and after school. Our dynamic instructional program, innovative practices, and very active Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) are all significant keys to effectively unlocking every student's potential.

We are proud to offer two versions of the Minder Binder this year, the traditional paper book and this virtual, electronic version.  Both have advantages.  We encourage students to use the paper version to write down their work in the planner.  Students can use this electronic version to keep track of the many links they will need to access (teacher websites, online assignments and meeting links).

We're looking forward to a wonderful 2022-23 school year!


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Thank you,

Richard Freda
Los Alisos Intermediate School