Thank you for your interest in Turning Point School. We invite you to begin a conversation by submitting an online inquiry.

While campus is closed, we offer a variety of ways for you to explore Turning Point.

Prospective families are invited to join us for a virtual admissions info session including helpful tips for your school search. Families exploring preschool, kindergarten, elementary, or middle school can register for an upcoming Info Session by emailing admissions@turningpointschool.org.

We invite you to explore our website and social media channels such as Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube.

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Notes

  • For preschool consideration in the 2021-22 school year we recommend that students be 3 years by September 1, 2021. Students born in September, October, and November of 2018 will also be considered for admission. Families of students born December 2018 and after are encouraged to explore Turning Point for the fall of 2022.
  • Kindergarten candidates must be 5 by September 1, 2021. Students born September 2016 and after are encouraged to apply to our preschool/pre-k program.
Turning Point School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its education or admissions policies or its financial aid, athletics, or other programs.

Our current admissions process is designed with an awareness of community health and safety guidelines as well as adherence to regulations from the LA County Department of Public Health and other applicable agencies.

While our goal is to have all applicant families visit the campus as soon as it is safe to do so, it remains uncertain when this may take place. We appreciate your patience and will keep you updated as the situation evolves. For the time being, all planned activities will be hosted online via Zoom and other platforms.

The steps to apply to Turning Point School are:

  1. Complete online inquiry
  2. Attend a virtual admissions info session
  3. Complete online application
  4. Parent/guardian interview
  5. Submit recommendations and school records
  6. Student interview (applicants to Grades 5-8 only)
  7. Apply for financial assistance (if applicable)

Turning Point is pleased to announce that the ISEE will no longer be required as part of the Middle School admissions process. Our continuing work around issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion informs us that this is reflective of our goals as a community.


ADMISSIONS INFO SESSION

Turning Point School offers weekly virtual information sessions designed to provide a thorough introduction to Turning Point School, our mission and ethos, and essential information about our community. We will also provide helpful tips for families as they embark on their school search. Please complete an inquiry form and an admissions representative will contact you to schedule.

Complete Online Application

After completing an Inquiry Form, you will be provided with an online user account where you can then submit your application. Please complete the Applicant Information, Family Information, and Parent Questionnaire. You may choose to include a family photo but it is not required. A non-refundable application fee of $150 is required at the time you submit your online application. If you plan to apply for financial assistance and require a fee waiver, please contact our office.

Parent/Caregiver Interview

Once you have submitted your application you will be able to schedule your parent interview online via the online admissions portal. Parent interviews are 45-60 minutes in length and all custodial parents/caregivers are expected to attend. The purpose of the interview is to understand your child and family and your goals, values, and expectations regarding your child’s school experience.

Submit Recommendation and School Records

All necessary forms may be accessed in your application portal or listed under Required Forms (see below). We recognize that current circumstances may present a challenge in submitting some records or recommendations. If a hardship exists in acquiring any of the required credentials please let us know and we will work with you and/or your current school to make accommodations.

  • Families applying to preschool or kindergarten should have their school submit the Preschool/Kindergarten Evaluation Form directly to our office via email to info@turningpointschool.org. If the student is not currently in school or attends only daycare or toddler group, no form is required. All recommendations should be submitted between December 1, 2020-January 15, 2021.
  • Applicants to Grades 1-7 should submit two full years of report cards plus the first marking period of the current school year; or whatever school records are available (for example a first grade applicant might not have any records yet). All records must be sent directly from your current school to our office between December 1, 2020–January 15, 2021.
  • A Teacher Recommendation Form from the current head teacher is required for each student applying to Grades 1–5 at Turning Point. Candidates applying from private school must also submit the Administrative Recommendation Form.
  • Two teacher recommendations, Math and English, are required for candidates applying to grades 6 and 7 using the common recommendation forms. Candidates applying from private school must also submit the Administrative Recommendation Form. Candidates that do not have separate teachers for Math and English may submit one recommendation from the current teacher for all subjects, and one recommendation from the previous year’s teacher.

STUDENT INTERVIEW

Students applying to Grades 5-8 will be required to interview. These interviews will be conducted via Zoom. These meetings will be approximately 25-30 minutes and are designed to better understand a student’s personality and interests, as well as answer any questions they have about the school. In addition, an optional Middle School Meet-up with faculty and current students will be offered for all MS applicants to provide your child additional insight into the school and community.

Student interviews will not be required for students applying to Preschool-Grade 4 as an accurate assessment of children in this age range is difficult to obtain via online platforms. Additionally, the admissions committee feels strongly that the school can serve most children who apply provided the parent/guardian(s) and the school have a strong working relationship.

Apply for Tuition Assistance

The tuition assistance application is a separate process that should begin only after your application for admission has been submitted. All families who think they may need assistance should apply even if they are unsure if they will qualify as future funding may not be available to families that do not apply in their first year. For more information, please visit the Tuition & Financial Assistance section below.


Turning Point School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin or ancestry in the administration of its education or admissions policies or its financial aid, athletics, or other programs.

REQUIRED FORMS

Please sign and provide the forms to your current school after December 1, 2020. All forms and documents must be submitted by your school to Turning Point no later than January 15, 2021. While we do accept recommendations and records by postal mail or fax , our preferred submission method is by email to admissions@turningpointschool.org.

Preschool and Kindergarten Applicants

Preschool and Kindergarten Evaluation Form

Elementary Applicants (GRADES 1-5)

Teacher Recommendation Form
Administrative Recommendation Form (private schools only)
Request for Records

Middle School Applicants (GRADES 6-8)

English Teacher Recommendation Form
Math Teacher Recommendation Form
Administrative Recommendation Form (private schools only)
Transcript Request Form

Our application for the 2021-22 school year will be available on August 17.

To be notified when the application is available and receive other important admissions reminders, please complete an inquiry form. The inquiry form will also allow you to establish a username and password for the application so that you may save your work and come back to it.

If you have previously filled out an inquiry form and are need to return to your online application, you may do so here.

IMPORTANT Dates

August 17, 2020
Admissions Application Available

December 1, 2020
Admissions Application Deadline

January 15, 2021
Recommendations and School Records Due

February 10, 2021
Tuition Assistance (FAST) Application Deadline

February 25, 2021
Preschool Under 4 Admissions Notifications Sent

March 1, 2021
Preschool Under 4 Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due

March 5, 2021
Preschool Over 4 and K-8 Admissions Notifications Sent

March 15, 2021
Preschool Over 4 and K-8 Enrollment Contracts and Deposits Due

Tuition is set to minimize additional fees and includes the cost of providing the full academic program for each student. We offer an all-inclusive tuition that encompasses the unique Turning Point experience, including all instructional materials and technology, Study Tours (field trips), yearbooks, Parent Association fees, and tuition insurance.

Preschool

$29,435

Elementary (Grades K-5)

$34,665

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

$38,510

Placement Fee

A one-time entrance fee of $1,500 per child is required for each new student.

Payment Plans

Families have the option to select payment plans of one, two, or ten installments. Tuition amounts reflect a discount for paying with cash or check. Credit card payments are accepted and paid at the non-discounted amount, which is up to 2.85% higher than the cash discount amount.

A $2,000 non-refundable deposit, which is applied towards tuition, is due upon enrollment.

Affording Turning Point

We are dedicated to making a Turning Point School education affordable to all qualified students without regard to financial ability. Tuition assistance is available to qualified students who would not be able to attend without this support.

Approximately one in four Turning Point students receive tuition assistance with typical awards ranging from 10-90% of tuition. The Financial Assistance Committee considers a range of factors in reviewing a family’s application including income, assets, and liabilities. While there is no standard income guideline, most families making less than $250,000 in annual income with one child will likely qualify for tuition assistance. We cannot guarantee that all who apply will qualify, or that our budget will meet the needs of everyone. However, we encourage all new and returning families who will need assistance to apply.

Applications for tuition assistance for new and returning families are available beginning in December through ISM FAST. Families must apply by the February 10, 2021 deadline for consideration. Please contact the admissions office for additional information.

To reach the Admissions Office, please call (310) 841-2505 x128, or email any of our representatives directly.

Christian Davis

Director of Admission and Enrollment Management
cdavis@turningpointschool.org

Tiniah Smith

Administrative Assistant to Admission and Enrollment Management
tsmith@turningpointschool.org

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