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.
We believe children are best prepared to face life’s many turning points when they are provided with an intimate, focused learning environment committed to individual understanding and respect. A Turning Point education immerses students in rich learning experiences that encourage and build natural curiosity and reward ingenuity.
We consider ourselves to be in partnership with our students’ families. We help balance the many dimensions of a student’s life with an integrated curriculum that develops not only intellectual and physical skills, but also the creative, emotional, and social skills critical to success and active involvement in society. Class sizes are limited, allowing teachers to know the hearts and minds of every student.
At Turning Point, we aim to graduate students who are respectful, responsible, curious, confident, innovative, and globally aware adults, fully prepared to make meaningful contributions in a challenging and changing world. While classroom instruction is the foundation of a Turning Point education, it is not the totality. We teach our students to embrace challenge as the pathway to discovering their own abilities and resourcefulness, while Turning Point’s inclusive, nurturing community strives to instill a fundamental sense of integrity.
Traits we celebrate at Turning Point School:
- Globally Aware
In practice of both teaching and learning, Turning Point emphasizes the following "Four C's":
- Critical thinking