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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School Overview

School TypeSpecial Education School
School Membership(s)School Assoc.Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Private Special Education Schools (CAPSES)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 1-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Learning Programs Supporteddyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia, auditory processing disorders, autism spectrum, attention issues
Year Founded1951
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students121 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
45%
State avg.: 44%

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers24 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$35,490
Tuition NotesFrostig 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 DirectorJenny Tucker Mottes
Admissions AssociateJessica Gatlin

Sports

Total Sports Offered8 sports
SportsBasketball, Flag Football, Football, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track and Field, VolleyballBasketballFlag Football,
FootballSoccer,
SoftballSwimming,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.6 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

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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