Since 1970, Turning Point has been graduating students who are confident in their abilities, masterful in their achievements, and empathic in their worldview. I hope you will come to campus to meet our remarkable students, observe the teachers who lead and support them, and explore with us the elements of your child’s “positive equation.”
Brain research shows that early childhood and adolescence are the two most critical periods of a person’s cognitive, emotional, and social growth. At Turning Point, we thoughtfully and purposefully construct a path for students to bridge these stages effectively—in the classrooms, on the playing fields, and in our various creative spaces. Our methods are research-based, our approach is systematic, and our outcomes are carefully measured.
Turning Point is a positive community, and our students remain happily engaged from the time they arrive at drop-off until they go home at the end of the day. Yet, happiness is far more than an easy morning routine. It is what results from the exercise of personal strengths and virtues, guideposts that help us all—students, educators, and parents—make our way toward purposeful and courageous lives.
When our students are engaged in enhanced, meaningful learning and the deep satisfaction which accompanies authentic growth and achievement, we can observe it on their faces and in their body language. We call this a “state of flow”— it makes them better able to select more challenging goals, perform better, and persist longer on challenges. It helps them navigate difficult situations more resiliently and inspires them to share their authentic selves and genuine talents with others. It is a profound marker of future success of all kinds, and creates the traits we want to see in those who will, one day in the not-too-distant future, inherit our planet.
Turning Point continues to evolve after almost 50 years of excellence, thanks to our robust partnership between school and family, which not only nurtures our greater school community, but promotes the well-being and happiness of others. Our community’s dedication to a larger, common good guides us toward noble purposes which transcend meaning we merely create for ourselves. I cannot think of a more profound compass to guide our myriad positive equations for achievement.