Charles Armstrong School

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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 (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

Grades Offered
Grades 2-8
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Language based learning differences
Year Founded
1968
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
230 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
33%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Charles Armstrong School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
51 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
40%
Average Class Size
18 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Uniform

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

  • Armstrong students receive direct and explicit instruction that best supports their individual learning needs in the following areas:
    • Acquiring the academic strategies and skills necessary to reach their academic potential
    • Developing self-confidence in their ability to achieve success
    • Understanding their learning differences and social-emotional needs so they can become effective self-advocates
    • Pursuing multiple areas of interest and developing passions and talents
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Charles Armstrong School offer?
Charles Armstrong School offers 8 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball and Wrestling.
When is the application deadline for Charles Armstrong School?
The application deadline for Charles Armstrong School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Calendar

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Event
Date
Spring Break - No School
April 01, 2024 (Monday)
Last Day of Classes
June 03, 2024 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Enrollment: 230 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in San Mateo County, CA is $24,051 for elementary schools and $35,950 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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