Chartwell School

  • Chartwell is an independent day school on California's Central Coast dedicated to meeting the educational needs of students diagnosed with dyslexia and other related learning difficulties through its Lower, Middle and High School programs and services. The focus of these programs are to develop sound academic, athletic and social skills which enable students to experience success in their future endeavors.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 2-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs SupportedDyslexia/Language-based
Year Founded1983
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students85 students
Student Body Typen/a
% Students of Color
11%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers20 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size8 students
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Dress Code)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$34,900
Tuition NotesTuition Support Fund discount available to new students entering Chartwell in their first year.
% on Financial Aid
35%
Average Financial Aid Grant$11,000
Acceptance Rate
80%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorGraydon Mitchell
Admissions AssociateSteve Henderso, Head K8 School

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cycling, Field Hockey, Flag Football, Football, Lacrosse, Mountain Biking, Soccer, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
CyclingField Hockey,
Flag FootballFootball,
LacrosseMountain Biking,
SoccerTrack and Field,
Ultimate FrisbeeVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.3 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Ceramics, Music

School Notes

  • Where the Science of Learning Meets the Art of Teaching
  • Comprehensive, WASC accredited academic program
  • Full year -- Summer -- After-school
  • Research-based instruction for LD/Dyslexia
  • Reading, writing, math, self-esteem, professional development, and consulting
  • Hands-on learning experience
  • Green campus
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Seaside
    Grades: K-8 | 138 students
    3.1 miles
    1184 Hilby Ave
    Seaside, CA 93955
    (831)899-2060
    3.1 K-8
    138
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 6-12 | 742 students
    263 miles
    5515 Franklin Avenue
    Los Angeles, CA 90028
    (323)461-3651
    263 6-12
    742
  • Pebble Beach
    Grades: 9-12 | 559 students
    9 miles
    3152 Forest Lake Road
    Pebble Beach, CA 93953
    (831)625-8300
    9 9-12
    559
  • Portola Valley
    Grades: 6-12 | 375 students
    56 miles
    302 Portola Road
    Portola Valley, CA 94028
    (650)851-8223
    56 6-12
    375
  • Salinas
    Palma School
    All-boys (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 7-12 | 460 students
    7.9 miles
    919 Iverson St
    Salinas, CA 93901
    (831)422-6391
    7.9 7-12
    460

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The average private school tuition in California is $10,937 for elementary schools and $18,981 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
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