Strategic Partnerships

UCSF Dyslexia Center

In 2010, Steve Carnevale, then President of the Armstrong Board of Trustees, began conversations with Dr. Robert Hendren about dyslexia and how it impacts the lives of children. Out of those conversations the UCSF Dyslexia Center was born. 

The mission of the UCSF Dyslexia Center is to eliminate the debilitating effects of developmental dyslexia while preserving and even enhancing the relative strengths of each individual.

In 2013, Armstrong entered into a strategic partnership with the UCSF Dyslexia Center to jointly advance the understanding of the science and best educational methods for teaching students with dyslexia.

Today, Armstrong is the Dyslexia Center’s premier partner and over 135 Armstrong students have been enrolled in the study. There are currently substantial cohorts of Armstrong students who have completed the testing at every grade level and in every classroom.

Sarah Fox, Director of Research and Curriculum, is leading Armstrong’s translation of this ground-breaking research into teaching practices.
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Robert L Hendren, DO, Professor of Psychiatry, UCSF Department of Psychiatry & Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, and Co-Director, UCSF Dyslexia Center

The partnership between Armstrong and the UCSF Dyslexia Center is the foundation of our bench to classroom research. Our shared mission is to develop personalized early identification, effective interventions as well as excellent learning and mental health outcomes for all people with dyslexia and learning differences.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) is a global leader in Pre K – 12 educational content and services, combining digital innovation and research to make learning more engaging and effective.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is grateful for the opportunity to partner with Charles Armstrong School. We are dedicated to changing the trajectory of the lives and, ultimately, the future of all children, including those who have struggled to become fluent, confident readers and Armstrong is dedicated to this mission and population. 


NoticeAbility is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students with dyslexia identify their unique strengths and build self-esteem, incorporating the neuroscience of dyslexia, the best practices of special education, and the power of EdTech to construct enrichment curricula and instructor training programs for global distribution.

Dean Bragonier, Founder & Executive Dyslexic

Charles Armstrong School is an established leader in the field of educating students with dyslexia. NoticeAbility’s mission is to support the social and emotional empowerment of these students. Working with Armstrong enables us to fine-tune our programming, build collaborations and contribute to the next generation of dyslexic leaders.