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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 children and teens with unique learning styles while supporting their emotional development with programs uniquely tailored for each child.

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.



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

The clinical staff members are specialists in their individual fields, which include, licensed clinical psychologists, licensed marriage and family therapists, licensed school psychologists, and licensed speech and language pathologists.  All staff members are trained in Crisis Prevention and Intervention techniques.

The Switzer Learning Center is a nonpublic, special education school 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
  • Kitchens for Science and Home Economics
  • Music and Video Studio for Production and Editing
  • Televised Student News Production
  • Fine Art Studio
  • Home Economic, Sewing and Life Skills
  • Vocational Skills, Welding, Computer Sciences
  • Music Appreciation, Guitar and Percussion
  • Smaller Classrooms Allowing for Better Teacher Access
  • Occupational Therapy Room
  • Fitness Gym and Physical Education
  • Extracurricular and Enrichment Activities Including Music and Art
  • Community-Based Fieldtrips
  • Supported Work Internships
  • Student Leadership
  • Student Club House