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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 (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Enrollment: 234 students
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

School Overview

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

Student Body

Total Students
234 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
Charles Armstrong School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Please email for tuition inquiries
Summer Program Cost Notes
Summer School is only for Grades 2-8. This Cost does not include Summer Camp.
Admissions Director
Brian Barish
Admissions Associate
Brian Barish



Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
1 extracurricular
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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What sports does Charles Armstrong School offer?

Charles Armstrong School offers 9 interscholastic sports: Archery, Basketball, Cross Country, Field Hockey, 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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Spring Break - No School
April 10, 2023 (Monday)

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: 2-8
  • Enrollment: 234 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 $21,925 for elementary schools and $32,836 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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