Turning Point At a Glance


  • Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational day school enrolling approximately 330 students in preschool (2 years, 9 months) through middle school (Grade 8) who reside primarily on the west side of Los Angeles. 


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


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


  • Turning Point adheres to a nondiscriminatory policy
  • 49% of our students identify as 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)


  • 19 sports teams

Graduate Matriculation

  • Our students matriculate to 28 different high schools
  • Click here for a list of schools

Operating Budget

  • Approximately $11 million


  • 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


  • 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

  • August 2018
    • MonAug20 Faculty/Staff In-Service Week
    • TueAug21 Faculty/Staff In-Service Week
    • WedAug22 Faculty/Staff In-Service Week
    • WedAug22 Toddler Program Begins
    • ThuAug23 Faculty/Staff In-Service Week

8780 National Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232


Turning Point School is an independent, coeducational school providing a premier education to Preschool - Grade 8 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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