Stanbridge Academy

515 E. Poplar Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401-0944
Tel: (650)375-5860
Grades: K-12 | 112 students
Stanbridge Academy is a K-12 school for children with mild to moderate learning disabilities, located in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The school and staff are dedicated to providing students with small, structured classes, individualized and differentiated instruction following California standards based curriculum.
Our education program addresses the whole child, with focus on both academic and social growth.
Our unique and effective experiential program utilizes off-campus activities to enhance and complement classroom learning and promotes student personal growth.
Stanbridge students have been diagnosed with learning differences, such as dyslexia, language processing disabilities, ADD/ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other academic and social learning challenges.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded 1982

Student Body

Total Students 112 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Stanbridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 23 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 5:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 5 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(K-8 dress code: Khakis and Polo shirt)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $34,500
Tuition Notes • Financial Aid available
Admissions Director Susan Coyne


Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 9 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Basketball Team, Cooking Club, Homework Club/Afterschool Study Hall, LEGO/Games Club, Street Hockey Team, Student Choir, Theatre Club, Volunteering/Community Service, Yearbook Club Cooking Club, Student Choir, Theatre Club, Yearbook Club, Basketball Team,
Homework Club/Afterschool Study Hall,
LEGO/Games Club,
Street Hockey Team,
Volunteering/Community Service,

School Notes:

Highlights of the Stanbridge Academy program:

  • Grades K-12, approximately 100 students
  • Small Class Size: Maximum of 8 students
  • California state-standard curriculum
  • WASC accredited
  • Individualized student learning profiles
  • Multi-sensory instruction
  • Experiential program
  • Speech and language services
  • Pragmatics instruction
  • Assistive technology
  • Music and art programs
  • Life Skills and Transition support
  • After school clubs and sports
  • Community service opportunities
  • Summer School program
  • Shuttle service to/from San Francisco
  • Shuttle service to/from San Mateo Caltrain depot 

Profile last updated: 07/16/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Martha Williams School (0.6 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Kinder Academy Montessori (0.2 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Muslim Children's Garden (0.4 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • San Mateo
    Kinder Academy Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: K | 27 students
    0.2 miles
    300 E Santa Inez Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94401
  • San Mateo
    Russell Bede School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 1-6 | 21 students
    0.3 miles
    446 Turner Ter
    San Mateo, CA 94401
  • San Mateo
    Muslim Children's Garden
    Daycare / Preschool (Islamic)
    Grades: PK-KG | 31 students
    0.4 miles
    225 Tilton Ave
    San Mateo, CA 94401
  • San Mateo
    Grades: PK-7 | 115 students
    0.4 miles
    454 Peninsula Avenue
    San Mateo, CA 94401
  • San Mateo
    Martha Williams School
    Special Education School
    Grades: 7-12 | 8 students
    0.6 miles
    15 N Ellsworth Ave # 201
    San Mateo, CA 94401

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