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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.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Students: 224 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 2-8
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language based learning differences
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer School is only for Grades 2-8. This Cost does not include Summer Camp.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
224 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Charles Armstrong School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
(Uniforms)

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please email bbarish@charlesarmstrong.org for tuition inquiries
Admissions Director
Brian Barish
Admissions Associate
Brian Barish

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Drama Production

School Notes

  • At Armstrong, we develop each child`s areas of growth and also identify and foster areas of strength. Our goal is to nurture confident, self-aware learners who can:
    • Understand and articulate their learning strengths and areas of growth Pursue areas of interest and develop passions and talents
    • Advocate for their learning and social-emotional needs
    • Approach academics and life with confidence and enthusiasm
Profile last updated: 08/17/2021

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Students: 224 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $21,978 for elementary schools and $33,045 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in San Mateo County, CA is 71% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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