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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • 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
346 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 49%
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
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Tuition begins at approximately $30,000 for preschool and goes up to approximately $42,000 for middle school.Tuition is all-inclusive of regular school-year programs, supplies, field trips, and class trips.
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
Admissions Director
Jenny Vasquez
Admissions Associate
Tiniah Smith
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

  • 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.
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.

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: 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.

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 (2022-23)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-8
  • Enrollment: 346 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $40,000
  • Average class size: 15 students
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 5
  • Source: Verified school update

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