Experiences at Raskob, Northbridge and/or Albany Public schools?

Hi everyone, My 8 year old daughter is dyslexic and has ADD. We are trying to figure out what would be the best fit for her schoolwise and looking into Raskob, Northbridge and the Albany public schools. We applied to Hope Academy last year, but they haven't had any openings. I would really appreciate hearing anyone's experience with any of these places...or if there are any other schools that have been good for this profile. She has been at the East Bay German International School since kindergarten and this has worked well so far because of the small class sizes and wonderful teachers (and they were open for in person all last year), but I think we are reaching the point that a bilingual education might be too much for her, given her dyslexia. If any of you have kids that are dyslexic and you have made it work at a bilingual school, I would love to hear about that too. Such a hard decision....any input would be helpful. Thanks much! Melissa

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Hi! Wanted to let you know that we send our child who is dyslexic to Charles Armstrong in Belmont, and it’s been great. There’s also a lovely carpool in Oakland so we only need to make the drive once, sometimes twice, a week. Best of luck making a decision! 

Hello, My name is Maureen. I am the guardian for my nephew who has very severe dyslexia. He went to Rascob for 3 years and he loved it. His reading improved and he learned to like school. Later he transitioned to Berkeley public schools. With the help of IEPs and accommodations he is now a Junior in high school doing very well. I highly recommend Rascob. Thanks

It's so challenging finding the right school for any child as they grow. Education unfortunately does not cater to diverse populations but rather one or two types of learners. My child is not dyslexic nor is my child bilingual, but they did have challenges at Albany and we pulled them out. The school district is notoriously bad at catering to neuro-atypical students across the board and it gets more challenging in the upper grades. Albany is fantastic if your child is an A+ student who needs very little intervention, but anything else is a struggle. Berkeley Unified (if you're looking at public schools) is more supportive of SPED needs and I know STAR academy in Marin is also a fantastic school for SPED. Hope this helps in some way!