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About Us

Located in Torrance, California, The Switzer Learning Center is a nonpublic school and behavioral health center that specializes in meeting the needs of neurodiverse* children and teens with unique learning styles while supporting their emotional development with uniquely tailored programs.

Each student works with a highly trained team of credentialed special education teachers, licensed psychologists, licensed speech and language pathologists, certified Crisis Prevention Intervention behavior specialists and other team members as needed.

In a caring, supportive, and individualized academic program, students learn to develop their strengths and build upon their successes. The Center has helped thousands of students of all ages and learning abilities achieve their academic and personal goals on a state-of-the-art campus.

View our latest Annual Report for details.


*What is Neurodiversity? The term “neurodivergent” describes people whose brain differences affect how their brain works. That means they have different strengths and challenges from people whose brains don't have those differences. The possible differences include medical disorders, learning disabilities, and other conditions. 



  • Behavior Support
  • Counseling
  • Functional Living and 1:1 Paraprofessional Aides
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Art Therapy
  • Educationally Related Mental Health Services (ERMHS)
  • Individualized Instruction
  • Tutoring
  • Cafeteria and Food Services
  • Transportation

Ourclinical staff members are specialists in their individual fields including licensed therapists and licensed speech and language pathologists.  All staff members are trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention techniques.

Switzer Learning Center is a nonpublic, special education focused nonprofit certified by the California Department of Education (CDE).


Appealing to a variety of educational interests and developing skills, The Switzer Learning Center campus offers many exciting learning opportunities.

  • Advanced Digital Technology and Computer Labs
  • STEM Lab 
  • Library and Study areas
  • Kitchens for Science and Home Economics
  • Music and Video Studio for Production and Editing
  • Televised Student News Production
  • Fine Art Studio
  • Home Economics and Life Skills
  • Vocational Skills and Computer Sciences
  • Music Appreciation
  • Small Classroom Sizes
  • Occupational Therapy Room
  • Fitness Gym and Physical Education
  • Enrichment Activities including Music and Art
  • Community-Based Field trips
  • Supported Work Internships
  • Student Leadership Classes
  • Student Rewards Lounge