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Armstrong School




Message From the Head of School

 Welcome to the 2018-2019 School Year.

1968 was a very good year! 

It was 50 years ago this October, that Charles Armstrong   opened its doors to 18 students (17 boys and 1 girl) in a three-bedroom house in Menlo Park California. Our school grew out of the partnership between the Menlo Medical Clinic and a creative, talented and dedicated group of educators,in addition to the very special friendship of Dr. Charles Armstrong and our beloved Founder, Dr. Wilbur Mattison.

Now, 50 years later, we have served over 3500 students with Dyslexia, unlocking their unique potential and changing the trajectory of their lives and the lives of their families.

As part of our 50thcelebration, we have been capturing words, memories and reflections from our past students, families and faculty.  

Our alumni tell us:

Armstrong guided me into the person I am today and helped me find my passion.

Charles Armstrong School gave me the confidence and skills, literally creating new neural pathways, that helped me do well in school and further my education.

The teachers taught me how to read and how to advocate. The teachers taught me that it was going to be ok. 

Our past families tell us:

We were very focused on our son having the tools and the self-confidence he would need to succeed.  Sending him to Armstrong was the single best decision we have made as parents. 

By 4th grade, our daughter was completely broken. Armstrong saved our daughter’s life.

And a past teacher recalls:

We witnessed miracles using our multisensory approach. Our students broke the code and learned to read!

The stories of our past match the stories of our present. As one of our current families shared with us "We have watched with pride, appreciation and deep gratitude our daughter learn to read, gain confidence in her abilities, make deep friendships and take risks. These are the skills that Armstrong supports and teaches so well".

Whether you are a family, seeking a school for your child with Dyslexia, or an educator looking for a place to make a difference, we are excited to share with you what makes our school such a special place and what sets us apart in the educational community.

To learn more about our program, our 50thAnniversary celebration and to hear alumni stories, we invite you to visit our website and experience all that is Armstrong.

We know we have a wonderful story to tell and an exciting story to write. We invite you to be part of this unique experience.

With warm regards,

Jessica R. Miller

Head of School



We Value:

• Teamwork & Collaboration
• Academic Excellence
• Commitment to Our Mission
• Respect
• Responsibility & Accountability

We'd love to hear 
from you!

Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

Main Line: 650-592-7570

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