Principal's Message

Welcome to Las Positas Elementary School.

Sharon Hensley, Principal

Dear Las Positas Families,

Congratulations to our staff, students, families and community! Las Positas is now an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme School! We completed the authorization process in Fall 2020 and understand the value of an IB education for our students. Our school began the IB PYP journey three years ago and strongly believe in the IB philosophy. All of our students are IB students (TK - 5th grade) and our teachers are trained in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme standards and philosophy. 

Collaborating with our IB PYP Coordinator, Mrs. Dana Riggs, our teachers write, teach, assess and reflect each Unit of Inquiry taught to our students. TK and Kinder students complete four transdisciplinary themed IB PYP units throughout the school year, and grades 1 - 5 complete all six transdisciplinary themed IB PYP units. All students learn through inquiry and reflection. Our school values the IB Learner Profile Attributes: caring, balanced, thinker, knowledgeable, principled, open-minded, communicator, inquirer, reflective and courageous taught throughout all International Baccalaureate schools worldwide. 

We believe in our mission statement: To develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring students who become active, compassionate, life-long learners and globally responsible citizens. Las Positas embraces the IB PYP, our students are global learners and take action locally!

Please follow us on Twitter @laspositaslions and join us in celebrating our wins!


Your proud principal,

Sharon Hensley


"Inspiration and Inquiry = Global Changers"