Compass at a glance

Executive Director

Rachel Wylde

  • Founding director of Compass HS
  • Founder of several LD schools
  • 30 years experience as a teacher and  leader of LD schools
  • Former Associate Professor in the graduate  school of education at Holy Names University
  • Experience in public policy as a trustee of the  California Association of Private Special  Education Schools (CAPSES)
  • CA credentials in elementary education,  special education, and administration
  • Master’s degree in special education and  educational leadership
  • Certified in the Wilson Reading Program



  • Basketball, European Handball, Cross Country Running
  • Flag Football
  • Table Tennis
  • Dodgeball
  • Compass is a member of the Bay Area Small Schools Athletic League (BASSAL)


Visual & Performing Arts

Arts program includes visual and fine arts, photography, drama, and music. Students perform in a musical ensemble; write, direct, perform original plays; and participate in an annual gallery show


By The Numbers

Number of Faculty: 8
Number of Specialists:3
Number of Students: 37
Grades: 8-12


Co-Curricular Activities

Intersession trips to local, out-of-state, and international destinations to experience outdoor education, scientific research, historical sites, and arts and culture. Student government, dance club, maker’s club, international club, literary magazine, creative writing club, and more . . .

Compass 2017 – 2018

School Tuition


Operating Budget


Compass is a proud member school of the National Association of Independent Schools