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annual report 2010-11

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Form follows function...


...Beautifully.

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After more than a decade of leadership – partnering with Head of School, Deborah Richman, and helming the school through the acquisition of our permanent home ten years ago and the opening of our expanded facility this year – Bob Levin is “retiring” as Board President. Were the school a compass, Bob would have been “True North,” helping guide Turning Point to and through transcending events and goals, culminating in this year’s landmark accomplishments. His vision and hard work not only sustained us, but catapulted us to new heights. His inspiration is seen in a multitude of dreamers and doers who have embraced his vision and advanced our cause. As a result, Bob Levin’s tenure will sustain students now and for generations to come. For this, it is fitting that this 2010-11 Annual Report is dedicated, with much gratitude, to Bob.


INTRODUCTION

Some years are strong and steady in the life of a school. Some years are ambitious and contemplative,

and some years are extraordinarily memorable, setting milestones that will be visible to the school and its students long into the future. 2010-11 was one of those extraordinarily memorable years for Turning Point. The celebratory cutting of the oversized green ribbon last fall marked the opening of our expanded campus – one which now includes a second academic and arts building, an athletic field and outdoor classrooms – completing a facility designed to meet the educational needs of a 21st century student. Fundraising and financing were key to this process, as was extensive dialogue to answer the question: What will a 21st century education look like? Open, collaborative, technological, multisensory, fluid, adaptable, communal, and cross-curricular were just a few of the demands to be met with our new facility. The ways in which our complete campus responds to this question and addresses this vocabulary is now evident throughout the school. Details of the new form and the underlying function they serve are illuminated throughout this report. During this milestone year, we also completed our independent school (CAIS and WASC) reaccreditation, an extensive process for which we were gratified to receive the maximum renewal term possible and meaningful commendations to all parts of our program and school. Details of the process and highlights of these commendations are included throughout this report as well. As you read this year’s report, we hope you will reflect on our school’s strengths and all we have accomplished: indeed defining this year as extraordinary.

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Dynamic corridors invite a continuing journey of exploration and growth.


Dear Turning Point School Community, What a spectacular twelve months since our last Annual Report. In September, we completed and moved into our new Building 2, with its wondrous facilities creating learning environments to meet every aspect of a student’s development. As form follows function, indoor (theatre, classrooms, technology and media centers, meeting areas, and art spaces) and outdoor (field, walkways, gathering areas, garden, and eco-classroom) design facilitates our faculty’s ability to teach across disciplines, learning styles, and interests. Daily school life has never been more exciting for both teachers and students. In the words of Winston Churchill, “We shape our buildings; thereafter they shape us.” Thank you to all who helped to shape our students’ future with your support of our enhanced campus. Our school remains on a solid financial foundation through the Administration’s pragmatic financial management of the monies derived from tuition, fees and contributions, and the ongoing and continuing generosity of the community. It has long been the tradition at Turning Point School that we can deficit budget and control tuition with the confidence that the community will be generously responsive to our fundraising needs. Thank you again for maintaining this commitment to the school. This year we completed our CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) and WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) reaccreditation process, and were once again awarded a six year renewal, the longest accreditation term possible. The process involved representatives from all school constituencies and included: an in-depth self study on all aspects of our school, an extensive review of accreditation standards, and a culminating three-day visit to the school by a CAIS/WASC Visiting Committee. Commendations found throughout this Annual Report confirm the quality of our educational institution and leadership. Watershed goals were completed this year, creating a natural opportunity for Board transition and continuity of leadership. Incoming Board President Steve Plum’s experience and vision make him exceptionally equipped to lead the Board forward. With this leadership transition, we reaffirm our commitment to building upon the best of our traditions, while we respond to the ever-changing world in which our students will live. For all that has been accomplished and for all your continuing support, we thank you.

Bob Levin President, Board of Trustees

Deborah Richman Head of School

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Designed for collaboration, ideas grow and prosper.


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FINANCE AND DEVELOPMENT

finance The CAIS high commendations for finance and governance are an impressive summary of Turning Point’s financial state. Our combination of increased enrollment, consistently significant fundraising, refinancing, and a conservative tuition increase enabled us to expand the campus while honing and growing Turning Point’s true 21st century educational program. This includes continued focus on faculty excellence, small class size, campus wide embedded accessible technology, and enhanced traditional and innovative cross-curricular programming from Primary through Level 8. In 2010-11, we have maintained stable expense percentages in our nearly $9 million operating budget: curriculum development and facilities costs increased just slightly, a reflection of the additional space, near boundless technology and new cross-curricular programming opportunities. Operating income percentages remained stable as well. Tuition once again filled 87% of operational needs. Each year, Annual Giving is relied upon to meet a significant portion of the cost of operations. This year, tax deductible gifts to Annual Giving covered nearly 10% of the operating budget, with the remainder of revenue generated by After School Programs, camps, and other non-tuition, nonfundraising income.

development The continued strength of our fundraising program is fundamental to Turning Point’s overall financial stability and success. This year, thanks to the support of our community – parents, grandparents, alumni families, and friends of the school – we raised nearly $1.2 million through Capital, Annual, and PSA activities; each for specific areas of need. Annual Giving: Gifts to Annual Giving directly support the general operating budget. Through the generosity of current parents and our extended community, this year’s Campaign raised over $730,000 in support of the school’s day to day operations. The Campaign for Turning Point: Over $6.5 million has been raised through this long term Capital Campaign, including over $280,000 in gifts this year. We see the benefits of this Campaign by simply walking across the new field and through the new building. PSA events: Two fundraising events – Hoop-A-Thon and the Annual Benefit – are an important part of the PSA mission and the PSA’s contribution to the school. This year’s events raised nearly $150,000 – funds that will be used to help complete and enhance the campus’ new space and programs.


cais commends…

operating income: tuition:

87%

annual giving:

8%

other school revenue:

5%

“The Board of Trustees, the Head of School, and the

including camps, After School Programs, etc.

Business Manager for superbly managing the

operating expenses: salaries and benefits:

63%

curriculum:

10%

facilities:

19%

G&A:

8%

school’s growth.”

Management “The Board of Trustees, Finance Committee, and Head of School for

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development: annual:

63%

capital:

25%

psa:

12%

securing favorable financing and a long-term lease for the new building.”


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Wide open windows illuminate creativity.


In 1896, American architect Louis Sullivan coined the expression, “Form [ever] Follows Function.” It is doubtful he could have anticipated his words future application to describe Turning Point’s Annual Giving, a key form whose function it is to fill a funding gap in each year’s annual operating budget. Tuition is deliberately set lower than the true cost of a Turning Point education, with tax-deductible gifts to Annual used to complete funding for the total cost of the Turning Point program. Campaign support is more important than ever as it helps fund small class size, outstanding faculty, and, especially this year, expanded programming and advanced technology. Annual Giving is the only fundraising activity in which all families are expected to participate. It is a community wide success story of generosity and commitment that begins with Campaign leadership – Co-Chairs, Adena Smith and Rich Green, whose dedication of time, insight, expertise, and humor is extraordinary. In a milestone year, this year’s Annual Giving Campaign was memorable on several fronts. For the first time, the Campaign exceeded $730,000 and the $3,100 average parent gift reflected our families’ continued choice to make school a personal budget priority. Equally important, meaningful gifts of all sizes were received from Primary, Elementary, and Middle School families alike. 100% generous pre-launch Board support, 100% faculty support – led by Faculty Campaign Chair, Will Segar – and early PSA Leadership commitments built momentum for our strong Fall Campaign response, along with thoughtful support from grandparents and friends of the school. New Parent Liaisons – John Calkins, Angela Mabon, and Ted Simpson – partnered with our new families, articulating the need for each family’s support, and leading to over 90% meaningful new parent participation. The 2011 Legacy Fund, led by Chris Lopes and Brenda Romano-Lopes, was an opportunity for graduating families to support Annual while making a tribute gift to the graduating class and the faculty. The Class of 2011 Legacy Fund gift – $85,000 – will be used for enhanced professional development for faculty and new athletic department uniforms for our sports teams. To our dedicated and inspiring Campaign leadership, parents, grandparents, faculty and staff, and extended community alike, thank you for your continuing generosity to the success of this key Campaign.

AN N UAL GIVI NG

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cais commends… “The Board of Trustees for their focused attention to the school’s mission, their exemplary fiduciary responsibility, and for their strong commitment to

PLEASE REFER TO THE PRINTED ANNUAL REPORT FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS

the school’s strategic goals.”

The Board

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Interior windows invite connections...

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Environmental patterns repeat...human rhythms develop.

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Community spaces welcome collaboration.

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Curved walls are like encouraging embraces.


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As we finish the first year and start the second year with Building 2 at Turning Point, it is fitting to pay tribute to the extraordinary, selfless efforts made by so many members of our community to truly take our school to another level. Just as Building 1 was when we opened those doors back in February, 2001, Building 2 is a testament to the strength of our families, their dedication to academic excellence, and to the financial commitment and sacrifice made by our community, and will never be forgotten. More importantly, today our re-imagined campus is a reality; full of students asking questions, taking risks, laughing, and growing, in nothing less than the state-of-the-art school facilities.

T H E C A M PA I G N F O R T U R N I N G P O I N T S C H O O L

To date, we have raised over $6.5 million from our community to create Building 2, the new field, and outdoor classroom areas, and integrate them seamlessly into the Turning Point mission. Those listed on the following page embraced the opportunity to create the best for their children and the children to come, and we applaud them for their unique gift.

Our Campaign to raise the balance of funds for the expansion continues, and on behalf of our families we especially thank Capital Campaign Co-Chairs, Steve Plum and Jamie Widdoes, and Committee members, Art Coppola, Al Fadel, Lynda Fadel, Ted Fikre, Skye Hoppus, James Kang, Dana Kitaj, Bob Levin, Angela Mabon, David Pokress, and Head of School, Deborah Richman, for their diligent and tireless hard work in seeing the expansion project through to its end. We are not there yet, but we are confident that the spirit which started the school back in 1970, and opened Building 1 back in 2001, will see us through and beyond to new opportunities.


The School cais commends… “The Board of Trustees, the Development Team, the Construction Task Force, the Head of School and the entire school community for successfully raising

PLEASE REFER TO THE PRINTED ANNUAL REPORT FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF OUR GENEROUS DONORS

funds, completing the construction project and fulfilling a vital strategic

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Central outdoor space unifies the campus.


PSA REPORT

Turning Point’s Parent Support Association (PSA) gracefully embodies the modern architectural principle, “form follows function.” Its function is to exemplify the school’s mission; to support administration and faculty; to strengthen community; to enhance development. Its all-inclusive form encourages every parent to participate and bring his/her own brilliance, talent and creativity to the school slate. This year, the PSA was led by 50 dedicated Co-Chairs and supported by over 275 volunteers – almost 75% of the parent community – who worked together to support the mission of the school. See page 43 for complete list of PSA Leadership. This all-inclusive form provides opportunities for parents to meet and exchange ideas, to enjoy school activities with students, to maintain the strong partnership between school and home, and to enrich the school’s programs through PSA activities. Thank you to all of our parents who participated for your support and teamwork during the 2010-11 school year. Form seamlessly following function is also a credit to leadership of leaders. This year, with the graduation of her youngest daughter, PSA Coordinator, Kathy Toppino, is stepping down after six years of leading the PSA. Kathy’s strong yet calm way of uniting our community under a common mission, and her wisdom and clarity of purpose that helped guide and support others, have allowed the PSA to realize its tremendous potential under her watch. Her daily insights, thoughtful guidance, and steady hand will be missed, but the impact of her work and presence remain rooted at Turning Point.


Over the past decade, our two annual PSA fundraising activities have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for special school projects. This year’s Hoop-A-Thon and the Annual Benefit continued that tradition, raising nearly $150,000 for special projects.

HOOP-A-THON By the end of the day on March 25, 2011, thousands of baskets had been shot, hundreds of pledges had been tallied, custom 2011 Hoop-A-Thon t-shirts were well worn, and students and Hoop-A-Thon leadership and volunteers were tired but basking in the success of the tenth annual Hoop-A-Thon. Reflecting the Turning Point athletic program itself, Hoop-A-Thon is a true team effort that starts with Athletic Director, Jacob Snyder, and Coaches Colley, Green and Spies, who weave requisite Hoop-A-Thon skills into the total Primary through Level 8 fitness curriculum. Students do their part, honing their shooting skills and soliciting pledges from family and friends. Event Co-Chairs, Angela Asher, Tanya Baron, Marie Krueger, Robin Mayorkas, Nicole Pearson, and Kathy Toppino, and a team of parent volunteers worked behind the scenes and front and center on the day itself to ensure a fun, memorable day for participants – athletes and fans alike. This year’s event raised over $40,000; funds that will be used for the expanded athletic program.

The PSA cais commends… “The PSA and the Administration for their support of and involvement in the life of the school, for sustaining the spirit of the

BENEFIT On May 7, 2011, the “Sky” was the limit at our annual social evening when more than 300 friends of the school came together on a Hollywood rooftop for an exceptional evening of fun and fundraising under the stars.

school and for clearly

This year’s event planning began with Committee Co-Chairs, Tanya Baron, Suzanne Gelbart, Blake Hottle, Julie Kang, Dana Kitaj, Angela Mabon, Dorrie Markovits, Sylvia Medellin, Jun Nakagawa, Holly Rosen, and Eric Rosen envisioning a memorable evening that would raise significant revenue in support of the enhanced campus through: ticket sales, underwriting, pre-event party book sales, a raffle and silent auction, and our first-ever live reverse paddle auction.

defining community

As the live auction video teaser described and reverse paddle auctioneer, Derek Haas, reminded the rooftop full of generous bidders, these funds will add Final Touches to our new facilities: additional software for the SmartLab,™ garden hardscape for the outdoor eco classrooms, and curtains and forklift for the theatre.

welcoming and encour-

Thank you to Committee Co-Chairs and their teams of volunteers for producing this fun and fundraising event and to all attendees, whose generosity that evening will benefit our school for years to come. This year’s Benefit opportunities raised over $100,000 for the school.

expectations AND

aging participation by all school families.”

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Dedicated libraries and multimedia research centers spark imagination.

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Like a river, the path continues to flow, smoothly shaping the world around it.


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Size and scale instill a sense of place, of belonging, of purpose.


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W H O ’S W H O A T T U R N I N G P O I N T

2010-11 FACULTY AND STAFF A D M I N I S T R AT I O N A N D S TA F F

Deborah Richman, Head of School Sharon O'Callaghan, Assistant Head of School Christine Sabihon, Business Manager Maggi Wright, Director of Admissions/Placement and Communications Patty Britton, Primary Division Head Terri Lotts, K-1 Coordinator Zach Hinkle, Elementary Division Head Gaby Akana, Middle School Division Head Peter Boylan, Middle School Dean of Students Jacob Snyder, Athletic Director Chris Mosier, Technology Coordinator Vanessa Perico, Coordinator of After School Care and Asst. Coordinator of Community Service Learning Kasey Thomas, Admissions Associate Sandra Mucke, Executive Assistant to the Head of School Megan Markovic, Administrative Assistant/Registrar Abeni LeRoy, Admissions Assistant Paula Corano, Administrative Assistant/Coordinator of Events Dan Emmi, Staff Accountant Katie Depoian, Administrative Support Simon Loera, Facilities Staff Dustin Luke, Facilities Staff Earl Vergara, Technology Support Staff HEAD TEACHERS

Laura Barnes, Primary Head Teacher Anita Beals, Primary Head Teacher Patty Britton, Primary Head Teacher Terri Lotts, K-1 Coordinator and Head Teacher Paige Besser, K-1 Head Teacher Lara Cerreta, K-1 Head Teacher Rachele Malonzo, K-1 Head Teacher Karin Meidel, Level 2 Head Teacher Kristin Meise, Level 2 Head Teacher

Rachel Norton, Level 2 Head Teacher Jeanine Boylan, Level 3 Head Teacher Will Segar, Level 3 Head Teacher Tram Habib, Level 4 Head Teacher Leigh Ann Tomooka, Level 4 Head Teacher Heather Nakasuji, Level 5 Head Teacher Jami Wagner, Level 5 Head Teacher

Mary Grehan, Art Jane McEneaney, Performing Arts Coordinator Judy Monkkonen, Librarian Chris Mosier, Technology Coordinator Rory Sloan, Art and Yearbook Jacob Snyder, Athletic Director Kameron Spies, Athletics

M I D D L E S C H O O L FA C U LT Y

C O - T E A C H E R S A N D A S S I S TA N T T E A C H E R S

Gaby Akana, Level 7 Advisor Diana Bender, Latin and Level 6 Advisor Peter Boylan, Level 8 Advisor Gay Callaway, Humanities Pat Colley, Level 6 Advisor Alex Cussen, Humanities and Level 8 Advisor Maria D’Amato, Science and Level 6 Advisor Casey Donohue, Mathematics, Yearbook, and Level 7 Advisor Noemi Garcia, Spanish and Level 6 Advisor John Goldman, Band Instructor Robin Gose, Science Mary Grehan, Art Matthew Kline, Humanities and Science Jane McEneaney, Performing Arts Coordinator Travis Reynolds, Mathematics Mimi Ryan, Humanities, Level 8 Advisor, and Community Service Learning Coordinator Randy Sally, Mathematics Kameron Spies, Level 7 Advisor

Claudia Lopez, Primary Assistant Teacher Mayra Limon, Primary Assistant Teacher Crystal Neuffer, Primary Assistant Teacher Kristy Hui, K-1 Assistant Teacher Tam Lontok, K-1 Co-Teacher Danielle Marcus, K-1 Assistant Teacher Patricia Spencer, K-1 Assistant Teacher Mamata Chokshi, Level 2 Co-Teacher Nancy Windham, Level 2 Co-Teacher Ashley Cockerham, Level 2 Assistant Teacher Kirsten Huppler, Level 3 Assistant Teacher April Guerin, Level 4 Assistant Teacher Becky Ruud, Level 5 Co-Teacher

SPEC IALISTS

Gianluca Bersanetti, Music Pat Colley, Athletics Maria Escobedo, Spanish Noemi Garcia, Spanish John Goldman, Level 5 Music Robin Gose, Science Becky Green, Athletics

D AYC A R E / L U N C H S P E C I A L I S T S A N D O T H E R S

Judith Castro, Primary Daycare and Playground/Lunch Supervisor Hilary Haran, Primary Lunch Helper Yaneth Polanco, Elementary Daycare and Playground/Lunch Supervisor Nicole Liner, Middle School Aftercare and Playground Supervisor

DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANTS Candice Koral, Koral & Company Gina Kelsch, Kelsch Consulting


BOARD OF TRUSTEES

PARENT SUPPORT ASSOCIATION COMMITTEE CHAIRS

OFFICERS

P S A C O O R D I N AT O R

N E W PA R E N T S U P P O R T T E A M

Robert Levin, President Dana Kitaj, Vice-President Charlie Toppino, Treasurer Christie William, Secretary Deborah Richman, Head of School, Ex-Officio Member Jamie Widdoes, Co-Chair, Campaign for Turning Point and Former Board President

Kathy Toppino

Dana Kitaj, Dorrie Markovits, Kandus Simpson

AN NUAL BEN EFIT

PA R E N T S U P P O R T W O R K S H O P S

Tanya Baron, Suzanne Gelbart, Blake Hottle, Julie Kang, Dana Kitaj, Angela Mabon, Dorrie Markovits, Sylvia Medellin, Jun Nakagawa, Holly Rosen, Eric Rosen

Angela Asher, Lara Cohen, Deborah May, Chelsea Patterson

BOARD MEMBERS

Ian Bryce Thomas G. Clarke, Trustee Emeritus Al Fadel, Chair, Construction Task Force Robert Friedman Erika Glazer, Trustee Emeritus James Kang Arnie Levitt, Trustee Emeritus Poppy Paulos, Trustee Emeritus Stephen Plum, Co-Chair, Development Committee/Campaign for Turning Point Joel Schneider Adena Smith, Co-Chair, Development Committee Brooks Widdoes, Trustee Emeritus

B O O K FA I R C O M M I T T E E

Linda Aleshire, Rhonda Gelfond, Baharak Makabeh, Dorrie Markovits, Michele Richards, Marcie Rozalsky, Laura Tanner COMMU N ITY SERVICE

Michelle Azrialy, Lynne Davis H A L L O W E E N C A R N I VA L

Marilyn Hunter, Julie Kang, Deborah May H ISTOR IAN

Rhonda Alan HOOP-A-THON

Angela Asher, Tanya Baron, Marie Krueger, Robin Mayorkas, Nicole Pearson, Kathy Toppino

cais commends…

P H OTO G R A P HY

Kirk Carter, Blake Hottle, Jeffrey Ignarro, Marcie Rozalsky, Kevin Takumi R O O M PA R E N T C O O R D I N AT O R S

Shannon Alexander, Vicki Shapiro, Lynda Fadel, Francie Moore, Alexa Umansky

“ The Head of School and Administration for setting a high standard

T E A C H E R A P P R E C I AT I O N

Erica Carpenter, Jeri Floyd, Stefanie Griswold, Annette Rasmussen TREASURER

Frances Miyamoto

of excellence for all

Administration faculty and staff.”

H O S P I TA L I T Y

Linda Aleshire, Lynne Davis, Rhonda Gelfond, Julia Gubernick, Dana Kitaj, Dorrie Markovits, Chelsea Patterson, Kelly Pokress, Maribel Rabie, Kandus Simpson, Mimi Smith, Kathy Toppino LI B R ARY

Baharak Makabeh, Minoo Simantob MERCHANDISING

Tanya Baron, Carroll Nash

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FORM FOLLOWING FUNCTION

THEATRE [page 1] A 378 seat state-of-the-art theatre is the hub of Building 2. Designed for performing arts and community gatherings, and scaled for students Primary through Level 8, it is home to the theatre performances, school wide assemblies, Winter Concerts, the Book Fair, the Speaker Series, Science Fairs, Candle Lighting and Graduation.

HALLWAYS [pages 5 and 37] Irregular corridors and stairways throughout Building 2 parallel Turning Point’s path, their architectural fluidity encouraging students to explore and grow, as they weave from classroom to classroom, space to space.

M E M B E R S H I P S A N D A S S O C I AT I O N S

CAIS (California Association of Independent Schools) NAIS (National Association of Independent Schools) WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges) ESHA (Elementary School Heads Association) LASH (Los Angeles School Heads Association) NAPSG (National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls) USGBC (US Green Building Council)

SMART LAB [7] The first SmartLab™ in Southern California is central to Turning Point’s Middle School hands-on collaborative learning through technology. Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are emphasized through interactive engagements that require students to think critically, creatively, and globally. Dynamic outcomes lead to further personally motivated inquiries and aspirations, making this a true 21st century educational platform.

ART STUDIO [page 11] The new 780 square feet art studio’s floor to ceiling window wall floods the space with natural light throughout the day. Primary through Level 8 students’ creativity flows in this and two other division appropriate studios for painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography.

MEDIA RESOURCE CENTER [page 15] Mac and PC labs offer advanced digital programming and supplement the desktop and Smartboard classroom curriculum. Campus wide computer support seamlessly reinforces technology as a constant tool for a 21st century learning. Interior windows in the labs bolster connections between technology and the community.

TRELLIS AND CLARINETS [page 3 and 19] A trellised walkway bridges the two academic buildings while separating the field from the outdoor environmental classroom. Clarinet and other jazz band offerings are part of the Primary through Level 8 music curriculum that also includes Orff© improvisation and composition, percussion and choral music. A vocal studio and three acoustically sound proof rehearsal rooms allow for flexible practice schedules throughout the day.


M I S S I O N S TAT E M E N T

Turning Point School is an independent school that provides a harmony between the structure of a rigorous academic program and the freedom that guides each child through the many academic, emotional, creative, physical, social and ethical turning points the primary, elementary, and middle school years present. We succeed when our students become responsible, well-balanced adults who are confident, honest, knowledgeable, community-focused, joyful, and well prepared to face a challenging and changing world.

ATRIUMS [page 25] Both spontaneous and scheduled collaborations and community gatherings are encouraged with daylight streaming through indoor gathering areas – atriums, interior gardens and galleries.

LOBBY [page 27] The Building 2 foyer sets the tone for the entire facility. Entering through glass doors that frame the field, students, faculty and visitors alike are welcomed by the soaring rounded wall with clerestory windows, the soft color palate and rotating gallery art.

THE FIELD [page 31] The new field, designed for maximum flexibility and daily use by Elementary and Middle School students, is central to the athletic program. Seasonally, it is home to batting cages, intramural football, soccer, track and general outdoor activity. The new field completes the campus athletic facilities, joining the indoor gym and the Primary Playground in support of a comprehensive fitness and team sports program.

THE LIBRARY [page 34] Library-Media-ResearchInformation Centers in both academic buildings blend tradition and innovation by housing technology with access to worldwide research and information, traditional library stacks and full time librarian, spaces for dynamic study groups, storytelling areas and media labs for full digital production.

TRANSITIONS [page 37] The outdoor eco-environmental science area, one of three dedicated science labs on the campus, was conceived to create a thoughtful path between the two academic buildings. Near the end of their Turning Point tenure, the Class of 2011 is photographed on a stairway in Building 2.

PRIMARY CLASSROOM [page 41] At every developmental stage – Primary, Elementary and Middle school – the space and curriculum is scaled to the learners, including cubbies and fine motor materials in three Primary classrooms.

Great efforts have been taken to ensure the accuracy of this report. If there is an error or omission, please accept our apologies and contact Sandra McGarry at (310) 841-2505 x131 or smcgarry@turningpointschool.org so that future reports and permanent records reflect all gifts correctly. Turning Point School admits students to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, family structure, national or ethnic origin or religion in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarships, athletic and other school-administered programs. This report contains unaudited financial information.

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Turning Point School 2010-11 Annual Report