Frostig School

The Frostig School was founded in 1951 and is the oldest school for children with learning disabilities in Sourthern California. The school offers a full range of academic and support services, which are targeted to children with learning disabilities (such as dyslexia and nonverbal learning difficulties), Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD. It has WASC accreditation and all completed courses, credits and high school diplomas are recognized by the California Department of Education. All teachers are credentialed in special education with on-going professional development and/or training for all school staff. There is a low student to teacher ratio (6:1). The Frostig School primarily serves Los Angeles County and offers student transportation.

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Frostig School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 1-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorders, autism spectrum, attention issues
Year Founded
1951
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
121 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
24%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Frostig School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Frostig School accepts private students and students who are funded by their public school district.
% on Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$7,500
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jenny Tucker Mottes
Admissions Associate
Jessica Gatlin

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
7 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Dances, Drama and Music Productions, Evening with the Fine Arts (in a gallery setting, students show and sell their art), Yearbook

Club or Organization:
Student Government

Arts and Music Programs:
Field Trips, Music and dance lessons

School Notes

  • Social Skills Program for all students
  • Transition classes in Career Exploration, Life Skills Training and Post-secondary Planning
  • Assistive technology that is available in all settings
  • One-to-one laptop and iPad instruction for all students
  • Wide range of electives - art, music, drama, film, and 21st Century skills computer instruction
  • Peer mediation
  • Weekly lessons in the school library
  • Five days a week physical education for elementary students
  • Participation in competitive sports league for high school students
  • Student clubs

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