About Us

Alvin S. Hatch Elementary School is one of four elementary schools in the Cabrillo Unified School District. Hatch Elementary is committed to helping children become lifelong learners in an environment that values academic excellence and global understanding. Our school is unique in the district because we provide two pathways of learning for students. The first is a traditional English program and the second is a Two-Way Bilingual Immersion ( English-Spanish TWBI) program.  We are fortunate to have several student teachers and interns on campus each year due to strong partnerships with Stanford University and the Amity Institute. Our parent organizations (PTO, SIPA, and ELAC) allow parents to become active members of the Hatch community and support the school in many wonderful ways.


Two Pathways.

There are two educational pathways at Hatch: the English-Only program (Traditional) and the Two-Way Bilingual Immersion program (Spanish and English).

English-Only (Traditional): Instruction is offered in English. Academic instruction is offered in English in alignment with all other district elementary schools. Two-Way Bilingual Immersion  (Spanish and English): Starting in Kindergarten, instruction is offered in Spanish 90% of the time and English is introduced gradually over the years. By 5th grade, students are taught in each language 50% of the time. By the end of high school, students in the TWBI (Immersion) program are fluent and literate in both languages.

One Destination.


Every student shall be empowered to achieve the highest of skills academically, linguistically, and socially while developing self-esteem and creativity. We believe education is the shared responsibility of parents, students, and the community in partnership with the school.

Our Principal

Principal David PorcelDavid Porcel

Principal David Porcel moved to the U.S. from Spain, and as an immigrant to the country developed a passion for building bridges between the diverse cultural backgrounds of his students in California. “Hatch Elementary is a haven of learning where each student’s diversity is celebrated and inclusivity is promoted. We focus on academic achievement, college and career readiness, and social-emotional well being as we prepare our student body for their bright futures. Let’s work together!”