Turning Point School is an private, independent, coeducational day school providing a premiere education to students in the greater Los Angeles area.
For over 50 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Middle School students.
Turning Point uniquely utilizes neuroscience and positive psychology to place well-being at the center of student learning. When children have a strong sense of well-being they learn better, retain more, take academic risks, and are happier students.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5

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

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
346 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
60%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Turning Point School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
85%
Average Class Size
15 students
List of Courses Offered
Matriculation DataMatric. Data
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition begins at $29,950 for preschool and goes up to approximately $39,975 for middle school.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$18,000
Acceptance Rate
40%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Christian Davis
Admissions Associate
Jenny Vasquez
Endowment Size
$2 million

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
6 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Martial Arts Dojo, Robotics Team, Skateboarding, Tennis Club, World Language Lab

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Conservatory

School Notes

  • Mission: We open our doors every day to create a dynamic learning community in which each child grows into their best self. 
  • Based on scientific research and the field of positive psychology, our positive equation for achievement encompasses the intellectual, social, physical, ethical, and emotional elements that drive each student`s experience and growth, from the very first day of preschool until eighth grade graduation.
Profile last updated: 09/02/2021

School Reviews

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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.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Students: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 40%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5

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