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
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
ROOTS Identity Formation and Dedicated Advising
Social Justice Focus
1:1 High School Counseling
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
Summer Camp Citizens, where every day is an adventure!
There’s still time to sign up for this summer’s camp here!
CWC Silver Lake TK-5 has officially started the process to convert our outside parking lot into a beautiful play space! Click here to learn more about the inclusive outdoor playspace coming to our Coronado campus.
CWC Silver Lake 6-8 has a new permanent home coming in 2024! The campus will be less than 3 blocks away from our elementary school and designed with middle schoolers in mind.