Hello and welcome to the San Francisco and Burlingame Scottish Rite Childhood Language Centers website. We hope you find our website informative and interesting. If you have further questions, please feel free to contact us by mail, phone, or e-mail.
The mission of the San Francisco and Burlingame Scottish Rite Childhood Language Centers are clear-cut: to provide evidence based evaluations and therapy—free of charge—to children three to twelve years of age who suffer with speech, language, and literacy disorders. Our goal for each child is to improve their communicative abilities, helping them to lead meaningful, productive, independent, and fulfilling lives both academically and socially.
We serve children regardless of their race, gender, economic status or Masonic affiliation.
The mission of the California Scottish Rite Foundation is dedicated to support and assist the children in California to develop their full potential by providing childhood language services, scholarships and other charitable programs for their benefit as well as other charitable, educational and scientific programs for the citizens of California. The California Scottish Rite Foundation is a non-profit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any one person. It is organized under the California Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation Law for general charitable and educational purposes.
Established in 1962, the San Francisco Center was the pioneer clinic of its kind in California. Over the past 50 years, we have served more than 5,000 children. Originally our center was located on the Stanford University campus in Palo Alto. After several years it was moved to the San Francisco Scottish Rite Masonic Center located on the corner of 19th Avenue and Sloat Boulevard. Recently we established our second Childhood Language Center in Burlingame which will begin seeing children this fall.
For over 50 years we have served a multitude of children who have suffered from a variety of communicative disorders ranging from speech and language problems, learning disabilities and dyslexia (reading). Because we have served such a diverse population, we have always been in high demand and remain so today. Children come primarily from San Francisco County, but also from San Mateo, Marin, and Alameda Counties to receive therapy at our clinic.