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About This School

Marianne Frostig Center of Educational Therapy is a private high school in Pasadena. The principal of Marianne Frostig Center of Educational Therapy is Ms. Tobey Shaw. 98 students go to Marianne Frostig Center of Educational Therapy and identify mostly as White, non-Hispanic; Black, non-Hispanic; and Asian. The student to teacher ratio at Marianne Frostig Center of Educational Therapy is 6:1. Cis Academy is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular Activities

  • Arts

    • Band
    • Ceramics sculpture
    • Computer arts
    • Drawing painting
    • Photography
    • Theater drama
    • Video film production
  • Sports

    • Basketball
    • Football
    • P.E. classes

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School
White, non-Hispanic 70%
Black, non-Hispanic 7%
Asian 3%
Hispanic 19%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0%

Community Rating & Reviews

  • (4 months ago)

    My child went here and left in 2013. Complaints of teachers being mean and not enough enrichment or social opportunities. Wish the school would practice more of what they preach through their center and through their garb at conferences/published articles but they do not. Many of the staff do not have sophisticated experience and are very immature and impatient. Big disappointment.

  • (4 months ago)

    April is here and the school year at Frostig has been very boring. The transitional planning for secondary students is horrible. There have been null activities for students to have fun and feel like other teens. Why have the drama music and computer classes when no one taps into our kiddos talents? The little ones have no inclusion in performances and they say the drama teacher is a grouch. My student claims elementary child in his class is years behind his peers when he is the oldest but teachers are not doing anything to help but belittle him on an almost daily basis. Same goes with a 10th grader who is triggered daily and recently had his people over to observe...PARENTS NEED TO OBSERVE YOUR STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM NOT ONLY AT LUNCH OR RECESS. They are not equipped or want to nurture your child(ren).

  • (7 months ago)

    I would have to agree with an entry below where there is absolute bias in public pay students. The environment is first and foremost from the parents and then trickles down to their students. There are cliques and many children are left out of social circles. Teachers and professionals at this school selectively socialize online with students while others are left out. What good is the social skills class when you do this kind of stuff? My student has been left to float along to the tune of big money as teachers have no clue how to educate my student with complex learning issues. Where is the educational therapy that is in the name of this school? In the last year I believe there have been at least 10 students leave the school for whatever reason. We'll never know but it is very telling. I had big faith in this school but I guess it only works for "some". Massive behaviors (sexual harassment suicidal anger issues) exist in this school and the privileged are the ones especially afforded the luxury of the blind eye. Beware if your student is public pay and being bullied.

  • (1 year ago)

    Anxious to find a special ed school that wouldn't compromise a "full" educational experience while addressing the extensive learning challenges facing our child I continue to be moved by the creativity dedication & compassion our teachers administration & specialists have. The growth & development our child has made in 9 years is attributable to Frostig's ongoing commitment to find new creative state of the art learning/teaching methods necessary to meet the individual needs of students & families. It is not a cold anticeptic institution; IT IS a caring nurturing environment fostering independance & self-sufficiency. The OUTSTANDING full Arts programs have fostered self-esteem self-expression & accomplishment consistently & surprised us all! Lunchtime clubs & daily social skills programs have also contributed to her growth & development; all of which have taught goal setting & reaching for stars! Recognizing that nothing is perfect Frostig has far exceeded my expectations. We are forever grateful to our "Frostig Family". Thank you! If you are looking for a global approach towards educating our special needs children Frostig is the investment & school to consider.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have absolutely no regrets in making the decision to send our daughter to Frostig four years ago. She was struggling academically her self confidence was plummeting and none of her IEP goals were being met. The modified curriculum individual attention and superb staff were all contributing factors in her success in school and in life. All of their programs are research based and tailored to the students needs. The warm nurturing environment is a wonderful place for children to learn and grow at their own pace.

  • (1 year ago)

    We have been so very happy since Frostig School accepted our child into their small nurturing community. We have seen our child grow from strength to strength with the support and encouragement of caring professional teachers and administrators. If you are seeking a school where students are the number one priority you will not be disappointed. Each child learns at their own pace something we found so important when looking at schools. Unlike many schools for the learning disabled Frostig offers drama art computer music as part of the curriculum making for more well-rounded students.

  • (4 years ago)

    When you need a School like this in Greater LA they are hard to find. LAUSD is sadly ill-equipped. So not only is Frostig close to unique its priceless. We know only the Grade 5 School Teacher and the Educational Therapist and Speech Counsellor. Each is superb. Our Son is thriving and happy. They use the Mainstream curriculum adjusted and set at the Child's real level for each subject regardless of age. These people don't just teach. They think about and study how to teach.

  • (4 years ago)

    Our son has shown such improvement and JOY since attending Frostig. The staff honestly care and work so completely with each child they are DOING the job...what they say is what they DO. We feel that without the staff at Frostig our son would have been lost and deeply affected by 'main stream school'...given the tools help and patience he recieves daily he SHINES and is happy and well prepared. This is a good place with amazing people. We are grateful.

  • (4 years ago)

    As a parent I only have positive things to say about Frostig. Since our child began attending the school two years ago we have seen improvement. We are greatful that our child is at a school supported by staff that believes in his abilities and looks at him as the child that can instead of the child that can't. We feel blessed to be able to have our child attend the school!

  • (4 years ago)

    Since our son began at Frostig he has excelled in his academic and social learning! It's been a wonderful experience for the whole family!

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy to have found such a warm and caring environment. Staff are friendly and truly enjoy their jobs. The administration is helpful and supportive of their teachers. Students are excited to learn and parents are truly appreciative of the school. The school consistently provides professional development opportunities for its teachers in many areas including behavior management and instructional strategies. Classrooms are well equipped with technology. If I had a student with learning disabilities I would surely send them to Frostig School.

  • (4 years ago)

    I am so happy we found Frostig. We chose Frostig because it has the best reputation in the field of educating children with LD. My child entered Frostig 5 years ago with low self esteem after being bullied and harassed at previous schools. Our son has since blossomed at Frostig and is confident happy and strives to make his teaches proud! The staff work as a team to implement strategies to help their students succeed and reach their full potential. Our son constantly thanks us for finding Frostig for him!

  • (4 years ago)

    My daughter has attended Frostig for the past two years and I've noticed significant gains academically and socially. Friends and family have noticed a very positive change in her self esteem and noted that my daughter is more outgoing friendly and talkative since she's been at Frostig. She has flourished under the positive supportive group of teachers and staff in middle school. They look for their strengths and this positive focus makes the children want to learn and to be challenged.

  • (5 years ago)

    I had a child who spent 5 years at Frostig both in the elementary and middle school. I would say that in the beginning the teaching was uneven but over the years things improved significantly. When we left I believe they had an energetic strong cohesive group of young teachers. My experience with the administration was always positive. They were supportive helpful and creative when it came to tweaking my child s program so that he could get the most out of a Frostig education. I think parents need to be realistic when they look at the program. Frostig cannot cure the learning issues. What they can offer is a great program that is tailor-made to help the child maximize his or her potential.

  • (7 years ago)

    Frostig is a lot of flash and no substance. There is no consistent discipline plan bullying and sexual harrassment is not dealt with. Administration is more concerned with fund raising than school environment. With no plan for dealing with behavior issues problems can escalate. Staff is uneven-some very good teachers others are petty and overly dependent on worksheets etc. My child was made to take the same history class 2 years in a row same old worksheets and boredom. Principal is often not on campus off attending conferences. Bias against public pay kids.

  • (7 years ago)

    My child attended this school for three years. I would not recommend this school. The academic program is quite limited due to teachers lack of ability to teach without dittos. Parent involvement is highly sought after for funds. Very poor employee moral which overflows to students.

  • (8 years ago)

    This is a great school for children with learning disbilities. The elementary teacher are probably the best. The middle school and high school programs are very weak.

  • (9 years ago)

    Frostig is a wonderful school for kids with learning differences/disabilities. Students have all sorts of disabilities. It is a school for moderate to high IQ with learning disabilites. It has only about 100 students elementary through high school. Some students are funded through their school districts and some are private pay. It is also a research and teaching institue for special education. They also have tutoring services and summer school for students who need extra help. My son attended for three years middle through start of high school before transfering back to a small mainstream high school.

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