Springstone is that very special school that teaches in ways that all students can learn and appropriately challenges its students academically, so they are right up to par with California standards. Springstone creates a comfortable and accepting environment where the students can be themselves, have fun, and know they are valued for their unique points of view. The friends my son met in eighth grade are still among his best friends today. Our son has gone on to a four-year college in Florida and has maintained an above average GPA. He is now concluding his sophomore year. One of his best Springstone friends is also at a private four-year college in California, and others are doing very well at local junior colleges. I think this speaks volumes for what a great job Springstone has done to prepare our kids for their next stage of life. We are very grateful to The Springstone School!

Celina Abu-Ghaben

Who We Are

Founded in 2002, The Springstone School, a Nonpublic School (NPS), serves students with executive function disorders that affect their ability to organize and prioritize information and to make meaningful social connections. We have both a middle school program (grades 6-8) and a high school program (grades 9-12). We believe our students will develop strategies for use in academic and social settings if they are part of a community that understands, accepts, and challenges them.

Executive function disorders are defined by processing deficits that negatively impact consistent academic production and favorable social outcomes. Springstone’s Program integrates pragmatic language, occupational therapy, organizational skills and life skills in the academic classroom as well as in activities that take place out in the community. This program aims to strengthen skills by emphasizing process to improve production.

Springstone students learn organizational and planning skills within the context of a rigorous middle school and high school curriculum that follows the framework of the newly adopted Common Core Standards. Small, self-contained, structured classrooms (a maximum of eight students per class) allow for individualized instruction, collaboration, discussion and conversation within multiple modalities. We use a wide variety of written materials including textbooks, journal articles, and web resources. Students have access to electronic media such as videos, books on tape, music, interactive websites, and computer software.

If you are interested in ways you can support The Springstone School, read our Supporting Springstone page.