School Programs

Academic Programs

Transitional Kindergarten (TK) - A Transitional Kindergarten is the first year of a two-year kindergarten program that uses a modified kindergarten curriculum that is age and developmentally appropriate.

Academic Language Acquisition (ALA) - Students in this program receive instruction in Language Arts and Mathematics in Spanish in grades K-3 and receive English Language Development daily by a qualified bilingual teacher. The goal of this program is to help Spanish-speaking English Learners keep up with their academic subjects while they learn English. As students learn more English, the amount of instruction in English increases while the amount of instruction in Spanish decreases in grades 4-5.

Structured English Immersion (SEI) - The goal of a SEI classroom is to move students into English as quickly as possible using two program models based on their proficiency levels.  In this model teachers use a variety of teaching materials and strategies to ensure student understanding.

School Programs

Extended Day Learning Program

Before and After School Care Estrella Family Services is a well-respected; community based non-profit who has been providing quality early learning services since 1973. Our goal is to strengthen and enrich the lives of our families in Santa Clara County. We offer a unique array of developmentally appropriate services that embody the principles of parent participation, education and cultural sensitivity.  To enroll you’re child please call Alisa Quistian at (408) 269-7827 or email her at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) PBIS - is a support program implemented to support teachers in reinforcing positive behavior and providing solutions for specific discipline issues.  Galarza Elementary students practice ROSE behaviors: Respect Others, Respect and Self Respect Environment.


The YMCA of Silicon Valley offers for 1st through 5th grade students, offering a variety of age-appropriate enrichment and recreational activities. Daily homework assistance time is also scheduled. All children must attend on a regular basis. Part-time and full-time options available. The program does not provide drop-in childcare.

Contact Jamie at the YMCA for more information at (408) 941-5558 or by email at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Physical Education Programs for 4th/5th - Fourth and Fifth grade students do physical education two times a week for a minimum of 100 minutes a week total.

Physical Education Programs for 1st– 3rd Students in first through third grade participate in physical education activities once a week for 40 minutes.