Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council

Tel: (650)688-3634
Grades: 2-10 | 80 students
The Esther B. Clark School is a therapeutic day school for elementary, middle and high schools students who have strong scholastic potentialbut are afflicted with significant emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Located onsite at CHC, the school has a capacity to serve up to 80 full-time students.
Candidates for admission are typically referred by local school districts due to the frequency and/or intensity of their behavior and emotional issues.
Goal is to instill improved emotional self-regulation skills and self-managed functional behavior strategies so children can return and participate successfully in their community school setting.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Grades Offered Grades 2-10
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 80 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 8 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 11 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $67,970
Tuition Notes Primarily a non-public school accepting referrals from public school districts for children with primary emotional/behavioral disorders. Tuition does not include cost of support services, therapy and medication management services.Private Pay available.
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Jessica Becker

School Notes

  • The Esther B. Clark School provides its students,  who are typically referred through public school districts , with grade level core curriulum, social thinking skills, and , emotional regulation strategies in an integrated academic, behavioral and therapeutic setting. Individual, group and family therapy, individual positive behavior skills training,crisis intervention,  in-home parent behavior support, intensive instructional services, speech and language, occupational therapy,and  on-site medication management services by MD psychiatrist  are also available.  The school has a 1:3 inter-disciplinary staff to student ratio.

Profile last updated: 02/22/2016

Nearby Private Schools

The nearest high school is Menlo School (1.2 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is St. Raymond Catholic JK-8 School (0.9 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Phillips Brooks School (1.6 miles away)
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    Atherton, CA 94027
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    1.3 miles
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    Palo Alto, CA 94301

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