Citizens of the World Charter Schools East Valley

About Us

At our charter school, we are preparing our students to emerge as a new generation of leaders – as trailblazers who are ready to tackle the future challenges in our world and surpass the conceived limitations of what students, communities, parents, and schools can achieve in the world.

At Citizens of the World Charter School East Valley (CWC East Valley), we challenge students to develop their full potential and thrive in a diverse society. CWC East Valley develops sophisticated thinkers who master content and have a courageous and compassionate sense of responsibility for themselves and all people. 

CWC East Valley is part of a network of high-performing schools across Los Angeles operated by Citizens of the World LA (CWC LA). All of our schools are tuition-free, non-religious public schools committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity. 

Our Mission

The mission of Citizens of the World Charter School East Valley is to provide a socio-economically, culturally and racially diverse community of students in the heart of the San Fernando Valley with an intellectually challenging, experiential learning environment that develops each individual student’s confidence, potential and individual responsibility as citizens of the world in which we live.

Core Values

At our charter school, our core values are part of who we are collectively. They inform our decisions, influence our interactions with one another and represent a shared set of ideas that we aspire to each and every day.

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We demand lasting quality.

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We are better and stronger because of our differences.

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We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.

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We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.

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We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Operating Norms

We operate with generosity of spirit.

We assume the best. We strive to be empathetic and compassionate.

We operate with urgency and discipline.

We know we can’t wait, yet we respect that change takes time, care and thought.

We operate with the utmost professionalism.

We do what we say we are going to do, when we say we are going to do it.

We operate with humility.

We are respectful. We engage with an understanding that our experiences and perspectives are limited.

We operate as learners.

We encourage vulnerability, poising ourselves for development and growth.

We operate with integrity.

We align our beliefs with our actions. We don’t shoot elephants.

We operate with curiosity.

We ask, “How? Why? Why not?” When facing challenges, we self-manage by turning to wonder.

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