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CWC LA is a community of students, staff, families, guardians and volunteers representing many voices and experiences that embody the richness and variety of the Los Angeles urban landscape. Across our network of five schools, we believe that diversity makes us stronger, embrace and welcome all backgrounds and cultures, honor each individual, and value all dimensions of diversity seen and unseen.
“We want our son to have an education that incorporates social-emotional learning and social justice and responsibility right along with phonics, science, and math. We believe CWC’s teaching style will best foster his love for learning and his wonder about ‘how things work’.”
–Mother of CWC East Valley Kindergartner 2021
“We are drawn to CWC’s mission to create diverse and inclusive schools that mirror the local community, and the L.A. community at large. We appreciate the approach to academics, the focus on context and the emphasis on students learning to come together and work together. The idea of meeting children where they’re at is so important to us, and we feel that CWC Schools deliver on that.”
-Margo Day Mother of CWC East Valley Kindergartner 2021
4 Steps to Enrollment
+ First Day
A random public lottery is held if the number of applications a school receives by the lottery application deadline exceeds the seats available.
Submitting an application does not guarantee enrollment. Attendance at the lottery drawing is optional and will not impact results. All families will be notified via the CWC Los Angeles enrollment system and email of lottery results, including if their application is accepted or placed on the waitlist. Visit our CWC school websites for lottery dates!
The 2023-23 school year lottery is complete. Limited seats are still available in some grade levels, please contact our team for questions.
Click here to learn more about the lottery.
Families who receive an offer:
If offered a seat, you will be asked to accept your offer and complete a registration (enrollment) packet for your child’s school. Please note any important school deadlines.
Families who are waitlisted:
We will keep you updated as accepted families enroll. Spaces that become available will be offered to the next family on the waiting list until the class is full.
Students extended an offer for enrollment will need to provide supporting documentation in the enrollment packet to accept the enrollment offer. A verification of this documentation will be done prior to finalizing enrollment.
4. Orientation + First Day
Welcome to the CWC community!
Your school site will send orientation times and materials. There may also be new family events you can attend.
See you and your student(s) on the first day of school!
Community Building for Prospective Families
Welcome to CWC!
CWC is committed to fostering valuable connections by building community through shared experiences and equitable opportunities for all our families.
Our desire is that everyone who is part of our community embraces and lives our values around diversity, equity and inclusion within and outside of Citizens of the World Los Angeles. Each school provides families an opportunity to connect with our Leadership Team, School Staff and other families through a series of inclusive community facing events.
Past events have included:
- Park Playdates
- Movie Nights
- Scavenger Hunts
- Parent Socials
- Parent Workshops
- …and More!