School is back in session, and now that students and teachers are more than a month into the new school year, we invite you to come to campus and see them in action! This October, Stanbridge Academy is hosting a number of events that highlight our K–8, high school, and postsecondary programs. Read below for details—we hope to see you on campus soon!
Wednesday, October 2: See Stanbridge K–12 Group Tour
Stanbridge Academy is hosting a group tour on Wednesday, October 2, from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. This free event is open to the public, and will feature an opportunity to talk with current Stanbridge families; meet with our Admissions Director, Head of School, and Principal; and tour our campus to see teachers and students in action. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the Stanbridge program whether you are thinking of enrolling your student or if you simply want to know more about our school. Click here for more details and to RSVP.
Wednesday, October 9: The Annual Stanbridge College & Career Fair
NOTE: This event has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Stanbridge Academy’s annual College and Career Fair will feature representatives from colleges, universities, vocational schools, employment programs, and career support programs from the Bay Area and beyond. High school students and their families are invited to attend this event which is designed to help students with learning differences connect their personal interests and passions with long term, postsecondary goals. This event is free and open to the public. Held on the Stanbridge campus from 1:00–3:00 p.m., we invite students (8th-grade and up), recent high school graduates, young adults with special needs, parents, and professionals to attend. Non-Stanbridge affiliates must RSVP in advance (click here); guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tuesday, October 22: High School Open House
This special Open House event will highlight High School at Stanbridge and our Postsecondary Transitions program. With more than 35 years of student success stories, we look forward to showing you how Stanbridge is able to meet the academic and social needs of our neurodiverse high school population. We strive to ensure that every graduate is ready to take their best next step, which is why our high school program includes more than just standards-based academics, but also teaches real world job skills, independent living and executive function skills, and provides students with information on the variety of postsecondary paths available to them. This Open House will feature presentations from key staff and faculty members, plus Q&A with teachers from our High School division, as well as our Head of School and Director of College Counseling & Transitions. The event will also include a guided tour of our campus and classrooms, where you will get to see our students and teachers in action. The event runs from 9:00–10:30 a.m. and is free; we encourage interested guests to RSVP in advance (click here).
Want to know more but can't attend any of our prescheduled October events? No problem—simply go to our website's Visit Stanbridge page to schedule a personalized tour or to speak with our Director of Admissions.
NOTE: This event was originally scheduled for Oct. 9. It has been rescheduled for Thursday, Nov. 21 from 1:00–3:00 p.m.
The Annual Stanbridge Academy College & Career Fair will be held on campus Thursday, November 21, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. This event will feature information about postsecondary educational, residential, social, and employment programs for individuals with autism or learning and intellectual differences. Representatives from these programs will table and briefly present about the services and supports their programs provide.
Some programs scheduled to attend include: CSU East Bay-Hayward; Notre Dame de Namur University; St. Mary’s College; Moraga, College of San Mateo; College Internship Program; Meristem; and more.
This event is free and open to students and young adults with special needs, parents and professionals. Non-Stanbridge affiliates must RSVP in advance (link below). All non-Stanbridge audience members under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
A detailed event schedule is below. Please note that there will be 30 minutes (from 1:00-1:30) at the start of the fair when students will not be present and parents and adults can dialog directly with program representatives.
Stanbridge Academy College and Career Fair
When: Thursday, November 21, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Stanbridge Academy, 515 East Poplar Avenue, San Mateo
Presenters: Program representatives from educational, residential, social and employment programs for adults with learning and/or intellectual differences.
Audience: Parents, professionals, and community members; Middle School and High School Students; and young adults with intellectual or learning differences.
Click here to RSVP
College and Career Fair - Event Schedule
1:00 p.m.: Fair opens
1:00–1:30: Tabling, dialog with program reps (exclusively for parents and professionals)
1:30–2:20: Program Presentations to full audience (3–4 minutes each)
2:20–3:00: Tabling, dialog with program reps (for parents/adults and students)
3:00 p.m.: Closing
The Bulldog Broadcasting Team is back with a new season of Stanbridge Student News. The first episode of the school year has been posted online; Stanbridge families can access the link via our password-protected Parent Portal. Written, produced, and starring Stanbridge students, the SSN team provides exclusive highlights, interviews, updates, and news that impacts the Stanbridge campus. This season's premiere features highlights from Back to School week; an in-depth interview with our new Director of Educational Technology, Leo Stern; and notes on the upcoming high school experiential trips and the International Day of Peace. Big thanks to staff advisor Jamie Sturos for once again acting as Director and Executive Producer of the webcast. Look for new episodes to be posted on the Parent Portal about every two weeks.