Esther B Clark School-childrens Health Council

650 Clark Way,
Palo Alto, CA, 94304-0943
     Tel: (650)688-3634
Grades: 2 - 9 | 55 students
The Esther B.
Clark School is a therapeutic day school for elementary, middle and high schools students who have significant learning, 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 self-management skills and strategies so children can return and participate successfully in community school setting.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 2 - 9
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Moderate Learning Disabilities
Year Founded 1980

Student Body

Total Students 55 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 15%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 6 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 40%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $45,079
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 75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Associate Maria Araj

School Notes:

The Esther B. Clark School offers: Developmental and remedial academics taught be special education credentialed teacher, classroom based behavior management training and skill development, individual, group and family therapy, on-site medication management by MD psychiatrist, directed instruction and guidance in social skill development. 1:4 inter-disciplinary staff to student ratio.

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is GiftedandTalented.com (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is GiftedandTalented.com (0.6 miles away)
The nearest preschool is St. Raymond Catholic JK-8 School (0.9 miles away)
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