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Armstrong School




Message From the Head of School

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!





These are the tenets that our school was founded upon more than 50 years ago and that continue to provide the foundation of our work, guide our current practice and shape our thinking for the future.

I recently traveled to Atlanta to meet with our extraordinary founder, Dr. Wilbur Mattison.

We talked about Armstrong’s foundational tenets and how important it is to keep them at the core of our current and future work. 

I shared with him the following examples of these key beliefs today:

Armstrong’s faculty and staff are dedicated to unlocking the unique potential of our students.

Our students are optimistic about their future.

“I’ve become more confident, resilient and determined to thrive in my education. I will always continue to push through difficult times and be the best version of me. I have found myself and I am going to make a difference in the world. (8thGrade Graduation Essay)

Collaboration is the foundation of Armstrong’s team-teaching model, and we believe deeply that a positive and constructive partnership between the School and our families is essential for the successful outcome of our students and the fulfillment of the School’s mission.

Building on the success of the first 50 years of Charles Armstrong School, we embrace and embark on the next 50 years and the next generation of dyslexic learners with optimism and wonder. 

Our vision is that one day, we will know so much about the brain from our partnership with the UCSF Dyslexia Center that we will enhance teaching and learning in ways we can only begin to imagine. 

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

We invite you to visit our website or come see us in action. Now, more than 50 years later, our core beliefs of optimism, dedication, collaboration, and vision are as meaningful as ever, and all that is Armstrong.

With warm regards, 

Jessica R. Miller

Head of School


We Value:

We are student-centered
Our instructional approach embraces neuro-diversity.
We nurture and celebrate individual strengths and talents.
We cultivate self-confidence and the joy of learning.    

We grow together.
Our highly-trained faculty foster continuous student growth within a supportive environment.
We educate and actively partner with families.

We honor community
Our students’ shared experience cultivates a sense of belonging.
Our families, faculty, and staff develop meaningful, lasting relationships.


We'd love to hear 
from you!

Charles Armstrong School
1405 Solana Drive
Belmont, CA 94002

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