Turning Point School

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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.American Montessori Society (AMS)
Other Montessori association(s)
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-8
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Year Founded1970

Student Body

Total Students346 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
54%
State avg.: 45%
Students by Grade Turning Point School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers60 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio6:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size16 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineDec. 11 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$38,000
Tuition NotesTuition begins at $29,435 for preschool and goes up to approximately $38.510for middle school.
% on Financial Aid
25%
Average Financial Aid Grant$18,000
Acceptance Rate
50%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorChristian Davis
Admissions AssociateJenny Vasquez
Endowment Size$2 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered12 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Fencing, Flag Football, Martial Arts, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryFencing,
Flag FootballMartial Arts,
SoccerSoftball,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,

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

  • Turning Point School is an independent school that provides harmony between the structure of a rigorous academic program and the freedom that guides each child through the many academic, emotional, creative, physical, social, and ethical turning points the primary, elementary, and middle school years present. We succeed when our students become responsible, well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, globally oriented, joyful, and well prepared to face a challenging and changing world.
  • 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.

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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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