Charles Armstrong School

1405 Solana Drive,
Belmont, CA, 94002-0940
     Tel: (650)592-7570
Grades: 1 - 8 | 245 students
Charles Armstrong School is the San Francisco Bay Area's independent elementary and middle school for students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia.
Since 1968, Armstrong has helped thousands of students discover that learning can be a rewarding experience – by helping them gain the reading, writing, speaking and/or math skills that eluded them in traditional schools.
We place major emphasis on helping students discover and develop their strengths.
Charles Armstrong School offers a low student-to-teacher ratio; a warm, supportive environment; and proven teaching techniques capable of producing dramatic results.
The school offers a complete range of academic classes plus art and photography, drama, and physical education.
Extracurricular activities are offered as well.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Grades Offered Grades 1 - 8
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Language based learning differences
Year Founded 1968

Student Body

Total Students 245 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 5%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Charles Armstrong School Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 40 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 7:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 18 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Uniforms)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $33,600
Tuition Notes 2013-2014 school year
Admissions Director Debbie Vielbaum
Admissions Associate Laura Birss

Sports

Total Sports Offered 8 sports
Sports Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, WrestlingBasketballCross Country,
Field HockeyFlag Football,
SoccerTennis,
VolleyballWrestling,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 1 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Drama Production Drama Production,

School Notes:

  • Our 360 Approach means that we look at every aspect of a child’s development and provide the tools and skills your child needs to not only be a successful learner, but also a successful person. Academic achievement is entwined with many other aspects of development.  Cognitive, social, emotional and physical growth all play a role in a child’s success. Our 360 Approach ensures that we attend to your child’s areas of growth and that we identify and foster areas’ of strength. We teach resiliency and encourage children to explore their passions along with the basic building blocks of education.
  • Profile last updated: 10/7/2013

Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Notre Dame High School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Early Learning Center (0.3 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Edison Montessori (0.3 miles away)
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