Switzer Learning Center

2201 Amapola Court,
Torrance, CA, 90501-0905
Tel: (310)328-3611
Grades: 3 - 12 | 90 students
Switzer Learning Center improves the lives of those challenged by learning, social, and emotional difficulties by maximizing their educational competence and psychological well-being.
Switzer Learning Center's goal is to enable those who are experiencing difficulties with learning, social and emotional adjustments: gain greater insight into their difficulties, and be more tolerant of learning, behavioral and individual differences; recognize that they have strengths that they can use to compensate for weaknesses; learn ways to deal with the negative emotions and low-self esteem developed from years of unsuccessful struggling; and develop a sense of trust and optimism that sustains motivation to learn and apply alternative approaches and strategies so that they can be successful and happy in school and beyond.

School Overview

School Type Special Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc. California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
Council for Exceptional Children
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 3 - 12
Learning Difference Programs Yes
Learning Programs Supported Mild to Severe levels of learning, social, emotional, & behavioral challenges, including autism, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.
Year Founded 1966

Student Body

Total Students 90 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 68%
State avg.: 41%
Students by Grade Switzer Learning Center Students by Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree 99%
Average Class Size 12 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline None / Rolling
Tuition Notes Most students funded by Individual Education Plans. Private pay options available.
Admissions Director Wendy White
Admissions Associate Len Hernandez

Sports

Total Sports Offered 1 sports
Sports BasketballBasketball

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 5 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Art, Billiards, Chess, Cooking, Music Art, Billiards, Chess, Cooking, Music,

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is Branch Of Hope (0.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Childrens Place (0.7 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Crenshaw Children''s Center (1.1 miles away)
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  • Torrance Childrens Place
    Montessori School
    1215 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance , CA , 90501
    (310)328-6313
    Montessori School
    0.7  mi  |  22  students  |  Gr.  NS-6
  • Torrance
    The Chldren''s Place
    Montessori School
    1625 Crenshaw Blvd
    Torrance , CA , 90501
    (310)782-9634
    Montessori School
    0.9  mi  |  13  students  |  Gr.  1-5
  • Torrance
    Nativity School
    (Roman Catholic)
    2371 W Carson St
    Torrance , CA , 90501
    (310)328-5387
    (Roman Catholic)
    0.9  mi  |  239  students  |  Gr.  KG-8
  • Torrance
    Branch Of Hope    
    (Calvinist)
    2370 W Carson St Ste 100
    Torrance , CA , 90501
    (310)212-6999
    (Calvinist)
    0.9  mi  |  30  students  |  Gr.  1-12
  • Torrance
    Greenwood Ave. KinderCare
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    1520 Greenwood Avenue
    Torrance , CA , 90503
    (310)320-4429
    Early Childhood / Day Cares
    0.9  mi  |   students  |  Gr.  NS-PK

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