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Switzer Center

2022 ANNUAL FUND

Our Goal is $335,000!

Read more about Switzer's Funding Priorities for the 2022-23 School Year.

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Switzer Speakeasy Soiree

Saturday, December 3 at Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach

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SWITZER LEARNING CENTER

Nurturing students of all abilities to believe, achieve, and thrive since 1966.

Special Education Programs and Therapeutic Support

At Switzer Learning Center we promote equity in education by providing individualized learning programs in a nonpublic school setting, paired with clinical support, so students with special needs can believe in themselves, achieve success in school, and thrive as an independent adult.

OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES

The Switzer School

Utilizing evidence and research-based curriculum along with STEAM programming in an environment to encourage real-world learning in grades 5-12. Includes non-traditional 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 at our nonpublic school.

TRADITIONAL LEARNING PROGRAM (DIPLOMA TRACK)

Traditional, high school diploma track individualized learning program for students in grades 5-12 at our nonpublic school.

INTEGRATED CLINICAL SERVICES

Social Skills (PEERS), Speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behavioral health counseling services (individual and group).

ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS

Fine art, music, and drama. Social and life skills programming.

EVENTS

Picture Day
October 12

SCHOOL SCHEDULE

8:30AM - 3:26PM Regular Day

8:30AM - 1:27PM Minimum Day

BY THE NUMBERS

13+ 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.

56 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.

2,655

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 nonpublic school, 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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