Switzer Learning Center

Switzer Center is a nonprofit organization founded in 1966 with a mission of educating diverse minds, building social confidence, and creating a path to independence.
Switzer Learning Center`s 5th-12th grade nonpublic special education school program and its related therapeutic and enrichment programs are offered to children, teens, and young adults with mild to severe learning, social, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Each student works with a highly trained team of credentialed special education teachers, counselors, licensed speech and language pathologist, certified Crisis Prevention Intervention behavior specialists, and other service providers who are dedicated to help students achieve academic, vocational and personal goals unattainable in conventional educational settings.

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Switzer Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades 5-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year
Yes
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
Autism Spectrum Disorder, non-verbal, ADHD, dyslexia, emotional disturbances, etc.
Year Founded
1966
Summer School Offered
Yes
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
62 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
72%
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Switzer Learning Center Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
10 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size
12 students
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Tuition Notes
Tuition and fees are funded by Individual Education Plans developed by public school districts. Private pay options are available upon request.
Summer Program Cost Notes
Tuition and fees are funded by Individual Education Plans developed by public school districts. Private pay options are available upon request.
Acceptance Rate
75%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Dr. Felicia Bookchin
Admissions Associate
Mr. Colm Coffey
Endowment Size
$0.5 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered
3 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Arts and Music Programs:
Art, Music

School Notes

  • Switzer Learning Center's nonpublic school program serves children, teens, and young adults with mild to severe learning, social, emotional and behavioral challenges. A team of credentialed special education teachers, counselors, speech and language pathologist, and behavior specialists are dedicated to help students achieve academic, vocational, and personal goals in a highly structured, supportive and therapeutic environment. Engaging extracurricular activities support student learning and enrichment. The campus includes a student kitchen, computer lab, arts and crafts studio, music room, occupational therapy room, renovated library, and fitness gym. Switzer Learning Center'sdiploma track students are middle and high schoolers working towards completing requirements for their high school diploma. Our certificate track programisfor middle and high school studentswith autism and related disorders. This program focuses on developing independent living, social, emotional, and relationship skills using guided participation, community-based learning activities, and an alternative educational curriculum.Switzer Learning Center's Self-Advocacy and Independent Living(SAIL) Transition Programsupports young adults, ages 18-21with autism and similar developmental disabilities, as they build independence, functional living skills, and job skills to transition to life beyond high school.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Switzer Learning Center?
The acceptance rate of Switzer Learning Center is 75%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Switzer Learning Center's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Does Switzer Learning Center offer a summer program?
Yes, Switzer Learning Center offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Switzer Learning Center offer?
Switzer Learning Center offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Track and Field and Volleyball.
What is Switzer Learning Center's ranking?
Switzer Learning Center ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates and Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees.
When is the application deadline for Switzer Learning Center?
The application deadline for Switzer Learning Center is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $16,391 for elementary schools and $21,277 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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