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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 School serves students with dyslexia and other related and associated learning differences who are not currently reaching their full potential. We do this in grades 1-12 by providing targeted and direct instruction to empower them with the skills, strategies, tools and social-emotional mindset they need to thrive in college and beyond. Read More

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At a Glance

For nearly 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.

3:1 Student to Teacher Ratio

Small class sizes support individualized learning

All Classes are 10 Students or Less

Every student at Chartwell is seen and known

$2M Awarded in Financial Aid

More than 30% 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 weekly parent teas and monthly workshops to keep parents engaged and our community informed

Chartwell News

Robotics Program Grows Across All Grades

This year we've seen tremendous growth in the Chartwell Robotics programs. Our traditional Challenge program (aka FIRST Lego League) has 25 students on five teams that practice after school.

MS Soccer Team Develops as Season Progresses

The Chartwell middle school soccer team began the season with many of the players new to the sport. Under the leadership of Coach Chad Miller, players started with conditioning and skill development and have worked their way up to scrimmages and position development. 

Halloween Fun Day

Halloween at Chartwell is always a festive event - and this year was no different. Follow the link to view a photo gallery from the day.

Class Spotlight: American Sign Language

Director of Student Support Billy Swift teaches American Sign Language (ASL) at Chartwell which is offered as a language option. Mr. Swift shared some insight into the class and why it is so beneficial for our students. 

CFN Beautifies Campus Entrance

This past weekend, a crew of Chartwell families spent the morning planting native plants, grasses, and a new avocado tree in the orchard area making our entry to campus more vibrant. 

Middle School Ecosystem Project

STEAM teams were tasked with creating websites about an animal or plant in our coastal chaparral ecosystem. Using QR codes that linked to each website, laser-etched signs were created to hang around campus and educate our community about biological diversity.

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