Turning Point School

8780 National Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232-0902
Tel: (310)841-2505
Grades: NS-8 | 345 students
Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational day school providing a premiere education to students in the greater Los Angeles area.
For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Middle School students.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. American Montessori Society (AMS)
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western States Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious Affiliation Non-sectarian
Grades Offered Grades Nursery/Preschool-8
Year Founded 1970

Student Body

Total Students 345 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 44%
Students by Grade Turning Point School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 44 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 8:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size 15 students
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Dec. 11 / Jan. 22 / rolling
Admissions Director Christian Davis


Total Sports Offered 10 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Flag Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFlag Football,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

School Notes:

  • Turning Point School is an independent school that provides harmony between the structure of a rigorous academic program and the freedom that guides each child through the many academic, emotional, creative, physical, social, and ethical turning points the primary, elementary, and middle school years present. We succeed when our students become responsible, well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, globally oriented, joyful, and well prepared to face a challenging and changing world.

Profile last updated: 10/23/2015

Nearby Private Schools:

The nearest high school is Angeles Workshop School (0.7 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Echo Horizon School (0.4 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Park Century School (0.1 miles away)
All Schools High Schools Elementary Schools Preschools Public Schools
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  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • Culver City
    Park Century School
    Special Education School
    Grades: PK | 99 students
    0.1 miles
    3939 Landmark St
    Culver City, CA 90232
  • Culver City
    Grades: PK-6 | 187 students
    0.4 miles
    3430 McManus Avenue
    Culver City, CA 90232
  • Culver City
    Grades: PK-8 | 425 students
    0.5 miles
    8509 Higuera Street
    Culver City, CA 90232
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: KG-6 | 52 students
    0.6 miles
    6063 Hargis St
    Los Angeles, CA 90034
  • Los Angeles
    Grades: 6-12
    0.7 miles
    9713 Venice Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90034

School Reviews

Turning Point School is a happy place. 7 years into our TP experience and my children have never said that they don''t want to go to school. The teachers are both nurturing and firm. The community is diverse and, for the most part, down to earth. The children who graduate from TP are confident, well spoken and look you in the eyes when they speak to you. They learn respect and compassion and I look forward to the years we have remaining there.
- Posted by Parent, 10/28/14

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