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5-12
Private
San Francisco, CA
Students enrolled: 89
Before care: Yes
After care: No

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2690 Jackson Street
San Francisco, CA 94115

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(415) 922-6081
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October 27, 2013
High school options for East Bay students with Learning Differences are very limited. Sterne School's new high school is a great choice for East Bay families as the school is located on Valencia Street in SF, just a 10 minute walk from the 16th & Mission BART stop. My son has grown in independence, street smarts, self-confidence and simply learning how the world works with this new responsibility of getting himself to school. Sterne faculty and staff rotate daily and provide an escort for those students both to and from the BART station. In addition to the praises sung in the reviews below, commuting on BART has been yet another step in my son learning to be a productive citizen in our society.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Sterne School is a safe learning environment for students with learning differences. The teachers, staff members and administrators are all well equipped and educated in ways to make the students learning environment engaging.

- submitted by a parent
October 22, 2013
Sterne School provides individualized instruction for each of its students with an exceptional Faculty and Staff. Our son just started his third year at Sterne and we are very happy with the program there and he very much enjoys school. The Head of School is very experienced and knowledgeable and leads a dynamic, highly skilled and committed Staff. We are very grateful for Sterne School.

- submitted by a parent
October 21, 2013
We rate Sterne school 5 stars! My son entered last year as a very demoralized 7th grader who was failing in the public school system, though he had previously done very well. By the time the year ended, he was a confident outgoing boy again, who was learning and loving it! The individualized homework, stretch goals, executive functioning skills building and one on one coaching by staff make joining the Sterne community one of the best decisions we have ever made for our son and family.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
Sterne School has been a great place for my son. As a school that understands learning differences, the staff understands how my son learns the best and, knows him, as a unique individual. With its small class size, my son cannot "fall through the cracks" and remain "unnoticed" as it happened in his previous school. It's going to take him some time to "undo" the damage from his previous school, but I already see positive changes in his stress level and better outlook on school as a whole. Tools used to help students learn include iPad technology which is awesome! The school staff really understand how to engage their students and help them become more independent. I highly recommend anyone who has a child with learning differences to check out the school.

- submitted by a parent
October 20, 2013
This is our second year at this school. The head of school is knowledgable and very involved. The teachers, head of school, and parents work like a team, all to make sure the students have the most individualized plan so the can succeed.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Best school ever for Irene. Outstanding support and involvement. Teacher offeres help wehere ever they can. Irene for the first time knows what going on in school and likes to go to it. Could have not imagined a better schoole

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
This school is welcoming to all learning differences and backgrounds. After years of "I hate school" to "I feel valued" from my son is worth twice the price.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Sterne provides a small, nurturing environment for kids with learning differences. The teachers are all current on the latest LD research and tools, and are committed to making each kid successful. If you have had parent/teacher conferences where the teachers have more questions than answers or seem exasperated or plain stumped by your child's needs, you will appreciate a very different experience here at Sterne. I attribute the school's unique cultural to its head, Ed McManis. Ed is incredibly knowledgeable on LD but unlike other school leaders I have experienced, has no ego. He is building the school to serve the kids and broader community, not his personal brand. As a result all constituents--parents, teachers, kids and administrators--feel heard and feel a shared sense of ownership for the school and its mission.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
The Sterne School is OUTSTANDING! The teachers are WONDERFUL. The use of technology is AMAZING. I can't think of a better place for our daughter to go to high school! She is excited to go in and learn each day. Honestly, we could not ask for a better high school experience for our daughter!

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Sterne is a school for kids with learning differences. My daughter was struggling socially and sometimes academically in public school-- we finally stopped hoping that the teachers would understand her or be able to meet her learning needs. She loved Sterne from the first day and now goes to school early to hang out with the other kids before class. The teachers are highly qualified and understand the issues my daughter faces. They have great field trips and make good use of electronics to support classwork. My daughter was referred to Sterne by her pediatrician. Students from East Bay and Marin carpool to Sterne. Learn more at open house or have your child come for a shadow visit.

- submitted by a parent
October 19, 2013
Sterne High School in San Francisco is the best school for students who need specialized attention, small class size, and hands-on instruction. It focuses on the necessary requirements to graduate from high school and to assist students with learning differences to get to the next stage in life whether it be college, job training, or independent living (work). The school consists of electives, meditation and yoga, art and design classes, and an academic course load that is catered to the individual. The Sterne High School is located in the mission of San Francisco which offers a rich and vibrant educational opportunity for everyone.

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2009
It's a small school with an incredible staff and a nurturing environment!

- submitted by a parent
October 10, 2007
This 30 year-old small, private school is a gem for middle and high school students with learning differences. It has expert teachers, a diverse student body, an outstanding curriculum, very low teacher-to-student ratios, the latest instructional technology, reasonable tuition, scholarship assistance, a beautiful setting, WASC accreditation, and State of CA Dept. of Ed certification. Definitely worth checking out at http://www.sterneschool.org.

- submitted by a parent
September 10, 2005
Sterne School specializes in children with learning disabilities such as ADD and dyslexia. Sterne has wonderful, caring teachers, very knowledgeable in their field, who help the children to become proficient and help them reach their potential and grade level.

- submitted by a parent
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Sterne School
2690 Jackson Street, San Francisco, CA  94115
(415) 922-6081
Last modified Sterne School is a Private school that serves grades 5-12
Sterne School Rating: 5 out of 5 based on 15 reviews. Top