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Chartwell teacher teaching ceramics to three young students

Extensive art offerings

Middle and high school interscholastic sports


60-acre campus for learning exploration

Welcome to Chartwell

Our Mission

Chartwell empowers students with dyslexia and associated learning differences to unlock their full potential. We provide a college preparatory, strength-based program that gives students the skills, strategies, tools and mindset needed to become successful lifelong learners. We share our expertise through partnerships and outreach initiatives to transform education. 

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At a Glance

For 40 years, Chartwell School has taught children to read well and reach their individual potential. Committed to being a mission with a school rather than a school with a mission, our work expands beyond our campus boundaries.

4:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

Small class sizes support individualized learning

Classes are 10 Students or Less

Every student at Chartwell is seen and known

$1.2 Awarded in Financial Aid

Nearly 40% of Chartwell families receive some level of tuition assistance

100% College Acceptance Rate

Over $2 million in scholarships offered to members of the 2021 graduating class

1:1 College Counseling

Every senior takes a year long college readiness course

60-Acre Campus

Platinum LEED Certified campus includes two miles of hiking trails and views of the Monterey Bay

1:1 Engineering Kits per Student

Comprehensive STEAM program spans Grades 1-12

50 Parent and Community Workshops Each Year

Chartwell hosts monthly parent and caregiver gatherings and workshops to keep our community engaged and informed

Chartwell News

A New Chartwell Tradition: Faculty vs Students Street Hockey!

The Chartwell community recently gathered for the 1st Annual Student-Faculty Street Hockey Game. Fans packed the sidelines under a beautiful blue sky to cheer on the teams. Both teams played hard and fast - but the Faculty/Staff team took home the win this year with a score of 3:1.

Ocean Guardian Work Begins

The last few months delivered a lot of rain to campus, so students have been studying in classrooms to learn about their local watersheds and discovering ways to help protect them. One of the best ways is to restore habitats is with the plants that naturally grow in them.

STEAM-Infused Humanities Projects Bring History Alive

History is full of facts, events, and details and with so much information to learn and understand it may seem impossible at times. Middle School faculty member Ms. Warcken finds ways to make history interesting, accessible, and memorable for her students by infusing hands-on STEAM projects within her curriculum.

A Special Birthday Treat

One of the students in Ms. Ford’s lower school class recently celebrated a birthday. Instead of passing out treats for her birthday, Tillie F. wanted to share the experience of watching the metamorphosis of caterpillars changing to butterflies with her classmates. 

Surf’s Up at Chartwell

One of the most exciting new additions to our after-school offerings this semester is the Surfing Club. Led by faculty member Melissa Kelly and in partnership with the Wahine Project, a local non-profit, the club encourages participants to develop a healthy, happy, and respectful relationship with the ocean and with one another.

Tai Chi Offers On-Campus Benefits for Faculty

This semester, faculty member and Tai Chi practitioner for more than 20 years Rob Owen has begun offering Tai Chi sessions for faculty and staff to bring movement and motion to their day.

Student with baby chicken

Last fall, a small chicken coop was built and became home to a dozen young chicks. The student interest in helping care for the brood was so strong, they created a student club, now known as The Peep Club.

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