The Frostig Center is opening a new school in West Los Angeles for children and teens with learning challenges.
Frostig School West will serve students in upper elementary, middle school and high school. The school, located on the campus of Bel Air Church, will open August 26 with two classrooms and gradually grow enrollment.
The Frostig Center has been serving children with learning differences for nearly 70 years through research, teacher training and education. Frostig School, located in Pasadena, enrolls 130 students in grades 1-12. It draws families from across Los Angeles County.
Officials say the bedrock of Frostig School West will be strong academics grounded in research-based practices, small classes, an array of electives and a strong social-learning component.
“The Frostig Center has a deep understanding of learning differences, and we look forward to sharing our expertise with a new community of families,” Executive Director Dean Conklin said.
With the West L.A. campus, Frostig is returning to its roots. The Center was established in 1951 by Dr. Marianne Frostig, a pioneer in the field of learning disabilities who taught children in her West L.A. home. As the school grew, it relocated to a storefront on Melrose Avenue and later to a campus at the intersection of La Cienega and Venice boulevards. The Frostig Center moved to Pasadena in 1979.
Frostig School West will serve students with a wide range of learning and attention issues, including specific learning disabilities such as dyslexia and dyscalulia, as well as high-functioning autism, ADHD and anxiety.
Frostig is in negotiations with more than one location for Frostig School West. The school is presently accepting applications for fall 2019 enrollment, and will continue to do so on a rolling-admission basis.