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 (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,950
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Top Rankings

Stanbridge Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:


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 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.
Summer Program Details

Student Body

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

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
19 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
6 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 pathol
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Admissions Director
Kirsten Gamb
Admissions Associate
Chris Myers


Total Sports Offered
6 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
20 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, 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.

School Reviews

Endorse Stanbridge Academy. Endorsements should be a few sentences in length. Please include any comments on:

  • Quality of academic programs, teachers, and facilities
  • Availability of music, art, sports and other extracurricular activities
  • Academic or athletic awards
Endorse this school:

Recent Articles

Teen Travel In Uncertain Times
Teen Travel In Uncertain Times
Most adults find traveling more complicated and challenging that it was pre-pandemic. We offer some suggestions for safe teen travel in these uncertain times.
Using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to Promote Your School
Using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest to Promote Your School
Social media is an effective marketing tool for your school. Here are some suggestions for using Facebook, YouTube and Pinterest.
Should Teachers Be Unionized?
Should Teachers Be Unionized?
One of the basic differences between private and public schools is the fact that most public school teachers belong to a union. Should teachers be unionized?

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • School Type: Special Education School
  • Grades: Kindergarten-12
  • Students: 79 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $43,950
  • Average class size: 6 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling

Request Information

Did You Know?

The average private school tuition in San Mateo, CA is $28,119 for elementary schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).

Quick Links