Northpoint School

A California Department of Education Certified Non-Public School

Dedicated to helping children whose needs cannot be met in a public school setting.

Northpoint is a non-public school for students, grades 8 through 12, with emotional and/or behavioral challenges whose needs cannot be met in a public school setting. Academic instruction is combined with highly specialized services to meet each student’s unique needs. Instructional accommodations and modifications are designed to encourage the success of each student. For more information please contact Kathy LeBreton, Education Director, at 818.739.5231 or

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Therapeutic Classrooms

Each classroom has a maximum of 14 students and is staffed by an experienced and credentialed special education teacher and 2 teaching assistants. Additional staff includes behavior specialists and interns. Classrooms utilize a rewards-based, non-aversive behavior management system that is modified for each student, and SMART Board technology, an interactive and collaborative learning tool. We also offer sports, art and theater programs.

Computer Lab

The computer lab, with its individual workstations and wide variety of educational software, is one of the ways students enhance their reading, spelling and math skills. Older students often have opportunities to learn more advanced computer skills in the Computer Lab.

Community Resource Services

Starting with an in-home assessment of strengths and needs, Family Advocates from our Community Resource Services investigate community resources and provide in-home services and referrals. Students 16 and older have the opportunity to receive Transition Assistance Services to help prepare them for college and the workforce.

Psychiatric Treatment

Psychiatrists provide psychiatric evaluations and follow-up assessments for psychotropic medication. The school’s psychiatrist is on site and available to meet with parents, students, teachers and children’s individual and family therapists on a regular basis. The psychiatrist also makes regular classroom observations.

Individual, Group and Family Therapy

Students receive individual therapy, one to two times per week, group therapy one to two times per week, and family therapy weekly. Group therapy deals with a variety of topics, which include social skill training, anger management, rational decision-making and problem solving. Therapists are also available to go into the home to provide in-home services in special circumstances. 

Parenting Groups

Parenting Groups are offered to help parents understand what their child’s behavior is communicating. The groups also help caregivers to develop a positive repertoire of responses.



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