Who We Are

Welcome to CWC Silver Lake!

We are a free, public charter elementary school with a purposefully diverse student body. We are located in Historic Filipinotown and serve students across LA. We opened our doors in 2012, and are currently serving grades TK through 8. We provide a holistic education, filled with joy, project-based learning, rigorous academics, the arts, sports and more. Our program is particularly strong in developing students’ social emotional development across lines of difference, preparing our students to emerge as a new generation of leaders – as trailblazers who are ready to tackle the future challenges in our world.

Citizens of the World Los Angeles

CWC Silver Lake is part of a network of charter schools across Los Angeles operated by Citizens of the World Los Angeles (CWC LA), a nonprofit organization governed by a local Board of Directors. The mission of CWC LA is to create an intimate network of high-achieving, community-based public schools for a diverse community of students, developing their abilities, confidence, and sense of responsibility for themselves and their community as true citizens of the world. All CWC LA schools benefit from being part of this network of aligned educators.

Elementary School (Grades TK-5)

Multicultural Studies and World Culture
Visual and Performing Arts
Enrichment infused with Social Emotional Learning
Joyful Whole School Assemblies + Traditions

and more!

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

ROOTS Identity Formation and Dedicated Advising
Social Justice Focus
1:1 High School Counseling
Competitive Athletics

and more!

What makes CWC Unique?


of students receive social emotional learning


of middle schoolers receive individualized high school counseling


of students are exposed to diverse and inclusive curriculum


of students receive arts instruction weekly


of students have a pathway to stay at CWC through middle school


to all students in California


years is the average teaching experience for our teachers


student to teacher ratio than LAUSD and surrounding schools


laptop ratio in elementary school


laptop ratio in middle school

2023-24 Annual Calendar

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Facilities Updates:


New Middle School Campus and New Elementary School Playground!

CWC Silver Lake TK-5 has officially completed the process to convert our outside parking lot into a beautiful play space!

 Click here to learn more about all our facilities projects. 

Welcome from School Leadership

Dr. Maureen Lamorena-Tatsui,
CWC Silver Lake TK-5 Principal

Click here to read my bio!

James Boganey,
CWC Silver Lake 6-8 Principal

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TK–5 | 6–8

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CWC Silver Lake Elementary School on Social Media

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CWC Silver Lake Middle School on Social Media

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CWC Schools across the LA region are connected by our core values and love for community. Follow CWC LA on Instagram to learn more about our network of schools!

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