Signature Programs

Tattum Reading

Some students come to Sterne needing extra reading support. Sterne's Reading Specialist, Steve Tattum, developed a research-based literacy intervention program called the Tattum Reading Program that focuses on decoding and fluency.
Learn more about Tattum Reading

Eye to Eye

Eye to Eye is a national mentoring organization for students with learning disabilities. Our High School students apply to be mentors and are paired with Lower School students (mentees). The goal of the program is to develop robust social and emotional skills, create supportive environments, cultivate advocacy and leadership skills, and provide a path out of stigma and self-doubt.
Learn more about Eye to Eye (external site)

Visiting Artist Series

Our Arts department hosts several art performances throughout the year. Past performances have included: Oakland-based MJ's Brass Boppers, a New Orleans jazz ensemble; an Indigenous People's ceremonial dance artist; an African-American storyteller; and special makeup FX artist Gabe Bartalos.

Strengths and Leadership Program

This program offers our talented faculty and staff the opportunity, with support from Sterne, to pursue passion projects related to our school's mission. Many of these projects have resulted in new and impactful programs:

  • Eye to Eye chapter at Sterne - a project initiated by former teacher Zoila Lara-Cea
  • Math intervention strategies - developed by Malia Lytle and Eli Murrie
  • Girls on the Run chapter at Sterne - organized by Diana Garcia