Turning Point At a Glance

What

  • Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling approximately 350 students in preschool (2 years, 9 months) through middle school (Level 8) who reside primarily on the west side of Los Angeles. 

Where

  • Located in Culver City, California, at the corner of National Boulevard and Wesley Street.

Who

  • Approximately 350 students
  • Three Divisions: Primary (preschool), Elementary (Levels K-5), and Middle School (Levels 6-8)

Faculty, Staff, and Administration

  • 37 administrators and non-teaching staff
  • 23 Head Teachers
  • 13 Co-Teachers
  • 9 specialist teachers (art, music, science, foreign languages, technology, and athletics)
  • Faculty averages 11 years of teaching experience
  • 36 hold advanced degrees

Student/Teacher Ratios (Not Including Specialists)

  • 12:1 in Primary
  • 8:1 in Levels K–5
  • 18:1 in Levels 6–8

Diversity

  • Turning Point adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
  • 42% of our community are students of color
  • 37% of faculty and staff identify as non-Caucasian
  • 50 zip codes represented
  • 10% of families are international (recently moved to Los Angeles from other countries)

Athletics

  • 19 sports teams

Graduate Matriculation

  • 28 different High Schools accepting our Graduates
  • Click here for a list of schools

Operating Budget

  • Approximately $9 million

Accreditations

  • California Association of Independent Schools
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges

International Certification (Council of International Schools)

  • As a CIS Member school, the achievement of CIS International Certification validates and recognizes our commitment toward developing students as global citizens. You can learn more about the CIS International Certification program here

Memberships

  • National Association of Independent Schools
  • California Association of Independent Schools
  • Council of International Schools
  • Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs
  • Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education
  • EdLeader 21
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls
  • Association for Middle Level Learning
  • Educators Consortium for Service Learning
  • Center for the Future of Elementary Education
  • California Teacher Development Collaborative
  • Affiliate of the American Montessori Society
  • National Business Officers Association
  • The Heads Network
     

         
 

Upcoming Events

  • May 2017
    • FriMay26 International Village
    • SatMay27 Ramadan Begins at Sundown
    • MonMay29 Memorial Day
    • MonMay29 No School
    • WedMay31 Candle Lighting Rehearsal


TURNING POINT SCHOOL
8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

 

Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premiere education to students in the greater Los Angeles area. For over 45 years, we have educated confident, curious, and globally-aware Preschool, Kindergarten, Elementary School, and Middle School students.

Located in Culver City, we enroll students from all over Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica, Marina Del Rey, and Playa Del Rey.

   

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