Halstrom Academy-Manhattan Beach

Students learn differently, and Halstrom Academy understands that. Since 1985, Halstrom Academy has helped more than 16,000 students achieve educational success with the 1:1 instruction model it pioneered.
For students who struggle in the traditional classroom such as those with ADHD, Dyslexia, or social anxiety, or students with special scheduling needs such as athletes and artists, Halstrom`s personalized approach to teaching and flexible scheduling options helps students in grades 6-12 succeed in school. Halstrom offers open enrollment for full-time students, as well as part-time students who want to remediate or accelerate their traditional school curriculum.
Halstrom offers more than 150 college prep and 18 AP courses, as well as a variety of social activities and clubs.
At Halstrom, you will find a school that fits your needs.
Halstrom is WASC accredited, UC/CSU certified and NCAA approved.

School Overview

School Type School with Special Program Emphasis
School Membership(s)School Assoc. Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades 6-12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Dyslexia / ADD / Social Anxiety / Mild Learning Differences
Year Founded 1985

Student Body

Total Students n/a
Student Body Type Co-ed

Academics and Faculty

Average Class Size 1 students
Number of AP Courses 18 courses
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost $24,150
Tuition Notes * Full-Time Student with I-pad and 10 classes * Subject to change based on individual needs of the student * AP & Honors classes additional - Call 888-HALSTROM to ask about our programs - Schedule a campus tour to get a customized quote
Admissions Director Chanel Grant

School Notes

  • Dr. Karen Bishop, who founded Halstrom Academy (formerly Futures High School) in 1985, envisioned a private middle school and high school that was committed to fostering academic growth and success for all attending students by providing individualized instruction on a one teacher to one student basis. Because optimum learning occurs when the learner actively participates in the process, instruction at Halstrom focuses on the student's skills, interests, needs, and learning pace. Students and instructors work together to set learning expectations and personalized goals, and develop mutual respect for one another.  In many cases, Halstrom instructors develop mentoring relationships their students. Students quickly learn to take pride and responsibility in the learning process. The self-discipline required to work independently transfers successfully to college and a wide range of careers. 
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