Turning Point School

Since 1970, Turning Point has been graduating students in Preschool through Grade 8 who are confident in their abilities, masterful in their achievements, and empathic in their worldview.
Brain research shows that early childhood and adolescence are the two most critical periods of a person`s cognitive, emotional, and social growth.
At Turning Point, we thoughtfully and purposefully construct a path for students to bridge these stages effectively -- in the classrooms, on the playing fields, and in our various creative spaces.
Our methods are research-based, our approach is systematic, and our outcomes are carefully measured.

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

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

School Overview

Student Body

Total Students
291 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 51%
Students by Grade
Turning Point School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

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

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 5 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition begins at approximately $32,000 for preschool and approximately $45,000 for middle school.Tuition is all-inclusive of regular school-year programs, supplies, field trips, and class trips.Generous tuition assistance is available to families who qualify.
Summer Program Cost Notes
For Preschool and Pre-K students, our summer program is included in the cost of tuition. Turning Point offers a variety of summer camp opportunities for enrolled families. There is an additional cost for students in grades K-8.
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Jenny Vasquez
Admissions Associate
Janice Kim
Endowment Size
$2 million



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

Arts and Music Programs:
Music Conservatory

School Notes

Dear Prospective Family,

On behalf of the entire community, I am delighted to know of your curiosity regarding how Turning Point School can help your child discover their positive equation for achievement.

Our admission specialists are looking forward to welcoming your family with warmth and authenticity.We care deeply for children and for educators alike, and we hold a profound desire to get to know you and your child as we help connect you with our program and our faculty. In fact, we consider this a distinctive aspect of your engagement with our community.

As you navigate the turning points in your child`s educational journey, we are committed to supporting you with respect, integrity, empathy, and equity. As grade-level specialists, we are uniquely equipped to support your family`s areas of interest. We hold in high regard the thoughtful and personal process you are embarking on to find the best-fit school for your child, and our goal is to ensure that you and your child feel a genuine sense of belonging throughout the admissions process.

We invite you to learn more about our community through these resources: Should you have questions, please do reach out. The best way to contact us is by emailing admissions@turningpointschool.org. My colleagues and I monitor that account closely and are always happy to engage with you at any point in this exciting process. We very much look forward to getting to know your child and family!

In Gratitude,

Jenny Vasquez
Director of Admission and Enrollment
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Turning Point School cost?
Turning Point School's tuition is approximately $40,000 for private students.
What schools are Turning Point School often compared to?
Turning Point Schoolis often viewed alongside schools like The Willows Community School by visitors of our site.
What is the acceptance rate of Turning Point School?
The acceptance rate of Turning Point School is 60%, which is lower than the national average of 84%. Turning Point School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in California with low acceptance rates.
Does Turning Point School offer a summer program?
Yes, Turning Point School offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Turning Point School offer?
Turning Point School offers 13 interscholastic sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheering, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field and Volleyball. Turning Point School is ranked as one of the top 20% of private schools in California for most sports offered.
What is Turning Point School's ranking?
Turning Point School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Highest percentage of faculty with advanced degrees, Largest student body and Most sports offered.
When is the application deadline for Turning Point School?
The application deadline for Turning Point School is Jan. 5 / rolling (applications are due on Jan. 5 but additional applications are reviewed year-round as space permits ).
In what neighborhood is Turning Point School located?
Turning Point School is located in the Lucerne Higuera neighborhood of Culver City, CA. There are 1 other private schools located in Lucerne Higuera.

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (2 reviews)
All 3 of my children went to Turning Point and I can honestly say it was the best years of their lives and of our family`s. We date all the way back to the Leo Beck Temple and then on to Culver City. Our kids went on to Brentwood, Archer, and Wildwood. The level of individual attention and learning that they received has set them up for life. They are nice people and smart. That's what you can count on from Turning Point. We all miss those glorious times- my kids are still friends with their former classmates and their parents are my closest friends.
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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 (2024)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 291 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Acceptance rate: 60%
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5 / rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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