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Switzer Center

Special Education Programs and Therapeutic Support

At Switzer Learning Center, it's been our mission to educate diverse minds, build social confidence, and create a path to independence since 1966.

SWITZER  LEARNING CENTER ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

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The Switzer School

We utilize CDE-approved core curriculum combined with therapeutic programming in an environment to encourage learning and social engagement in grades 5-12. Program includes non-traditional (Certificate of Completion) and diploma-track education.

NON-TRADITIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM (CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION)

Non-traditional, Special Education Certificate of Completion (COC) learning program for students with moderate-to-severe Autism or special learning challenges.

TRADITIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM (DIPLOMA TRACK)

Traditional, individualized academic programs for grades 5-12 at our certified, middle and high school.

INTEGRATED CLINICAL SERVICES

Speech and Language Therapy, Art and Behavioral Health Counseling Services (individual and group).

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ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Fine art, music, and tutorial services after-school.

As seen on TV!  Click here to learn more about our after-school music program . 

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PEERS® SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAM

PEERS® Program for the Education and Enrichment of Relational Skills 14-week social skills groups.

 

SWITZER  CALENDAR

ENRICHMENT PROGRAM BEGINS 

FEBRUARY 6, 3:30-5pm

PRESIDENT'S DAY (No School)

Monday, February 19th

2023-24 SLC School Calendar  

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

  Regular Day 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM

  Minimum Day 8:30 AM - 1:30 PM      

BY THE NUMBERS

10+ DISTRICTS

Serving public school districts and charter schools throughout L.A. County; including the South Bay, South Los Angeles, and Harbor Cities.

AGES 10-22

Our state-licensed programs and clinical services serve L.A. County students ages 10-22 in grades 5-12.

57 YEARS

Founded in 1966, Switzer Learning Center is the only nonpublic school in Torrance exclusively serving neurodivergent students.

71%

Students with special needs and/or learning challenges who enter college or vocational school.

+6,000

Los Angeles County students and families served.

3,150

Counseling minutes per week

945

Speech and Language Therapy minutes per week.

+80%

Students from historically excluded communities

+40%

Students who live in foster, group or kinship care homes.

+70%

Students are eligible for free/reduced lunch

"This is an inclusive place, ready to help people with all sorts of needs. It's about caring and community. There's a family feeling here that motivates me to learn."

— Upper School Student, age 16

Contact Us

If you have questions about the opportunities available to your child, or would like a tour of our campus, feel free to send us a message. We will get back to you as soon as possible.

Switzer Learning Center

2201 Amapola Court, Torrance, California 90501, United States

(310) 328-3611

Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: Closed

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