Tuition and fees cover about 90% of the cost to educate a student at Star Academy. The Annual Fund helps cover the gap between tuition income and the true cost of Star’s educational program.
Your gift will assure we can:

Hire and retain highly skilled and experienced faculty by providing teachers and specialists with competitive salaries.​

Provide each student with a team of professionals and specialists to meet his/her individual needs.  Teams include classroom teachers, occupational therapy, speech and language, multi-sensory language arts, math, assistive technology, and emotional wellness.

Offer a well-rounded education that includes visual arts, music, drama, adaptive physical education and more.

Provide parents with knowledge, resources and support through parent education opportunities that help them better understand their child’s disability and needs.

Be innovative, seeking out new programs and methods of teaching.

Join Star Sustainers by making a monthly gift to the Annual Fund!  

Tuition keeps the doors open, but your gift opens the doors

to greater opportunity for our students.

THANK YOU for your partnership and investment in our remarkable students.


Susan Todaro

Development Director

4470 Redwood Hwy

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 456-8727 ext 500

What Star parents say...

     “Teachers and specialists understand the nuance of my son’s specific learning differences and don’t put him in a box.  They don’t dumb down the curriculum, but they have the proper training to know what tools and skills he needs to access it.”


      “As our son has gained confidence and became more comfortable just being himself, we’ve seen him develop interests and abilities that we didn’t expect.”


     “Everyone has their own story at Star.”


      “Our daughter receives all the basics and special programming for her to succeed and it has made a world of difference in her development. This type of ‘full-service’ team is precisely what placed her on track to receive her diploma.”

Star Academy is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations to Star Academy are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by IRS guidelines. We are listed with the IRS as Shining Star Foundation dba Star Academy.

Tax ID# 68-0221149

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