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Chartwell School


Chartwell School empowers bright students with language-based learning differences, including dyslexia.  We do this in grades K-12 by offering them the knowledge, creativity, and skills in self-advocacy and perseverance needed to thrive in college and beyond.

The Big Idea

An estimated 20 percent of children struggle with a language-based learning difference, such as dyslexia. Chartwell School’s work to empower students is based on the concept that literacy is an essential human right, and the basis for life-long learning and an instrument of transformation. The school empowers K-12 students with language-based learning differences by teaching them the creativity and skills needed to thrive in college and beyond. Chartwell is bucking the national trend of declining enrollment in independent schools, thanks to a flexible, pragmatic, innovative, research-based and student-centered approach to teaching and learning. The school has invested significantly in its teacher training institute in hopes of providing other educators with tools and strategies to address these issues in their own classrooms, beyond Chartwell.

We wanted to to let you all know how much our family appreciates you and all you each do for us at Chartwell. The healing that Chartwell has provided to our family has been nothing less than amazing! For the staff that has our son directly in your care during the week, we want you to know that we appreciate all you do to go above and beyond to support his learning differences, build up his strengths and embrace his quirks. We know many of you may think you have chosen this career but from what we can see, this career chose you.

- Mr. and Mrs. Miller

We Did It, Together!

Monterey County Gives! was created to support the local nonprofit community's Big Ideas (and programs). And thanks to your participation and generosity, Monterey County Gives! raised over $5.3 million for 163 local nonprofits in 2019.

MCGives! has now raised and contributed over $27 million dollars since its inception ten years ago. That’s astounding. And wonderful.

Look for the 2020 Monterey County Gives! RFP (for applying nonprofits) in the Monterey County Weekly this June/July. Monterey County Gives! 2020 campaign kicks off in early November.

Thank you to all our Partners, Sponsors, nonprofit Board Directors, staff and volunteers — and each of our 4,902 donors. We did it, together.