Glass Classrooms

Would you like to know more about what happens inside Turning Point's classrooms? Come inside and have a look around!

The following videos represent the Turning Point mathematics curricular arc from Preschool – Level 8. At all levels, mathematical skills require a strong foundation of conceptual understanding. Therefore, students move from the concrete use of manipulatives, to symbolic representation, and onto the abstract thinking necessary to master algebraic thinking.

Level 1 Math

As you can see, teachers use differentiated instructional strategies, so that learners can access the content at their own pace and through varying modalities.

Level 4 Math

This approach culminates with Middle School students being fully accountable for their learning—the “flipped classroom” model allows them to investigate concepts independently, while teachers utilize classroom time to enrich learning and measure each student’s mastery of the material.

Middle School Math


Glass Classrooms was originally created as a professional development tool that allowed Faculty and Staff to observe and celebrate the collaborative work being done throughout the Turning Point campus. It created a venue for sharing best practices, applauding the infusion of core values, increasing programmatic knowledge, and demonstrating creative pedagogical approaches.

As it has evolved, Glass Classrooms now provides an opportunity to broadly showcase the unique qualities that distinguish Turning Point as an exceptional community that instills a joy of lifelong learning in all students. We hope you enjoy this lens into Turning Point life.

*This page will be updated throughout the year. To view the entire library of videos, please visit our Glass Classrooms channel on YouTube.

*Please also visit the Glossary of Terms page to learn more about some of the key terms and phrases used in the video descriptions. These elements are integral to the Turning Point program.

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 the heart of Culver City, we enroll students from the west side of Los Angeles including Beverly Hills, Venice, Pacific Palisades, Marina del Rey, Hancock Park, Cheviot Hills, and Playa del Rey.


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