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.

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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Kindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supportedhttp://www.stanbridgeacademy.org/our-students.html
Year Founded1982
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program Cost NotesEach 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.
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students79 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
Students by Grade Stanbridge Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio4:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size6 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$43,950
Tuition NotesTuition 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 pathol
% on Financial Aid
20%
Average Financial Aid Grant$13,700
Admissions DirectorKirsten Gamb
Admissions AssociateChris Myers

Sports

Total Sports Offered6 sports
SportsBadminton, Basketball, Cross Country, Paddle Tennis, Swimming, VolleyballBadmintonBasketball,
Cross CountryPaddle Tennis,
SwimmingVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.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, MakerSpace, Rock Band

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

School Notes

Highlights of the Stanbridge Academy program:

  • Stanbridge's core focus is our academic program, which follows California curriculum standards. Our student-teacher ratio is generally 8:1, allowing for individualized and differentiated instruction.
  • Stanbridge is fully accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS) and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) through June 2025
  • 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 experience with electives, afterschool clubs, and sports teams that compete with other schools.
  • Transition programs include 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 supples. The school also provides counselors, a speech and language pathologist and a resource specialist to support students as part of the school program. 
  • We serve students from across the Bay Area. To assist families with longer commutes, shuttle service is available from locations in San Francisco and San Jose. The school also operates shuttles from the San Mateo Caltrain station in the morning and back to the station after school.

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