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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 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

Screenshot from presentation: Reading is Rocket Science

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and Chartwell offers families several resources to learn more about this learning-based difference impacting as many as 1 in 5 people. 

Two students working on building a science project

Earlier this month, our lower and upper lower school students were treated to a STEAM DAY, a portion of the day reserved simply for exploring science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Girl playing drums

This year, Chartwell's music program is growing, offering students a more expansive range of opportunities to learn about music and to explore a variety of instruments

HS Student Receives Honorable Mention at Countywide Competiton

Each year, AIM Youth for Mental Health sponsors an Awareness Design Challenge and invites students to submit an ad that promotes their cause. Six students submitted posters and one received an Honorable Mention and will be honored this mornth.

High School Robotics Season Comes to a Close

Earlier this month, our three students participating in FIRST Robotics Competition, Paige S., Alexa G., and Matthew B., joined their teammates in Plus Ultra Robotics at the Silicon Valley Regional competition at San Jose University. This unique three-day event saw over 50 teams from far away - including international teams - working in alliances to garner points in hopes to compete in the finals on Sunday. 

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