Stanbridge Academy

Stanbridge Academy is a caring, inclusive K-12 school for students with mild to moderate learning differences and social communication challenges.
We use an individualized, whole student approach so that students thrive and develop their academic, social, and emotional capabilities to their fullest potential.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 98 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,700
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
98 students
Student Body Type
Students by Grade
Stanbridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
16 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
8 students
List of Courses Offered
Classroom Dress Code

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition includes special assemblies and speakers, overnight experiential trips and day field trips. All classroom supplies, textbooks and yearbooks are also included in this tuition amount. The school also provides counselors, a speech and language.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Each year, Stanbridge offers a variety of summer courses for students in all divisions, including incoming students. Our Summer School program is scheduled in week-long courses in June through July, with each course generally occurring Monday through Friday of the specific week from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Some courses may build upon each other in multiple weeks, in which case, students are encouraged to enroll in successive weeklong courses. The Stanbridge Summer Program is open to current and incoming students only.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Kirsten Gamb
Admissions Associate
Linda Bargas


Total Sports Offered
5 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
18 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
After School Program, Chess Club, Community Service, Cooking Club, Dungeons and Dragons Club, Gardening Club, Minecraft Club, Student Government, Yearbook Club, Yoga/Mindfulness

Arts and Music Programs:
Ceramics, Choir, DJ Club, Drama Productions, Rock Band

Recreational Athletic Programs:
Dodgeball, Handball, Ping Pong/Table Tennis Team

School Notes

Highlights of the Stanbridge Academy program:

  • Stanbridge's core focus is ouracademic program, which followsCalifornia curriculum standards. Ourstudent-teacher ratio is generally 8:1,allowing for individualized anddifferentiated instruction.
  • Stanbridge is fully accredited by theCalifornia Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)and theWestern Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)through June 2026
  • Experiential learning is integrated into the program through overnight and day trips as well as on-campus assemblies and activities.
  • We provide a comprehensive school experiencewith electives,afterschool clubs, andsports teamsthat compete withother schools.
  • Transition programsinclude mainstreaming to public/private schools; preparing our high school students for college; training for the workforce (including student internships at Bay Area businesses); and building independent life skills.
  • Tuition includes experiential trips, textbooks, and supplies.The school also provides counselors, aspeech and language pathologistand aresource specialistto support students as part of the school program.
  • We serve students from across the Bay Area. To assist families with longer commutes,shuttle serviceis available to/from San Francisco. The school also operates shuttles from the San Mateo Caltrain station in the morning and back to the station after school.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Stanbridge Academy cost?
Stanbridge Academy's tuition is approximately $52,700 for private students.
Does Stanbridge Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Stanbridge Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Stanbridge Academy offer?
Stanbridge Academy offers 5 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer and Volleyball.
When is the application deadline for Stanbridge Academy?
The application deadline for Stanbridge Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).
In what neighborhood is Stanbridge Academy located?
Stanbridge Academy is located in the North Central neighborhood of San Mateo, CA. There are 4 other private schools located in North Central.

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Quick Stats (2024)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 98 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $52,700
  • Average class size: 8 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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