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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.


Free to apply!

Limited seats are still available for the current 2023-24. We encourage families to apply today!

Limited Seats Available for 2023-24 School Year!

If you have general enrollment questions, please contact our offices:

TK-5: 323-462-2840 or
6-8: 213-784-3519 or 

Special Education (Click + for more)

CWC Silver Lake welcomes and is committed to serving all students. Our educational programs are tailored to a student’s individual needs, and we ensure that we provide any additional services that may be required under a student’s individualized education plan (IEP).

Join Our Interest List!

Want to learn more about Citizens of the World Charter Schools, but not applying this school year?

Join our Interest List to keep in touch!

Take a Tour of CWC Silver Lake!

Get more information about our Learning Model, school structure and more! While not required, attending an info session can connect you with our Leadership Team and school site staff as you prepare to enroll! 

“The instruction during the pandemic is fantastic and not only are our kids learning, they are thriving. I can’t recommend CWC highly enough and only wish we would have found our way here sooner.”

-3rd and 6th grade parent, 2021

Last year we moved our two children in grade 4 and 7 to CWC Silver Lake from another elementary and middle school. To make the move to a new school at the start of a pandemic was a scary one, but ended up being the best decision we could have made for our children. How CWC performed during the pandemic was outstanding, they went above and beyond to make sure the children were engaged and actually learning. Now that we are in-person full time we couldn’t be happier and neither could our kids. They both love the school, teachers, administration, and staff. We are pleased with the quality of academics, especially compared to the school they came from which while being highly rated actually performed very poorly. The administration is efficiently structured and staffed by individuals who care about the school and its success. We feel heard and valued as parents, and the demands for parental involvement are manageable and never overbearing. If you are looking for a quality elementary and/or middle school with superior multi-cultural and social-emotional learning, solid academics, and teachers, administrators, and staff who are invested in the success of your children and the school as a whole, then look no further.

-Parent Testimonial 2021

4 Steps to Enrollment












+ First Day

1. Apply

Prospective families should submit an application for the incoming school year. It is free to apply to all CWC LA schools. Applications submitted during the Open Enrollment period will be sorted into our Lottery, usually run in February/March. Applications submitted after this period will still be considered, but are placed on the waitlist until seats become available.

CWC LA offers year-round applications for all grades where there is availability.

School Information Sessions and Tours

School tours and information sessions provide a glimpse into each school’s approach to our Learning Model, Community Commitment and much more. 

For more information, contact our enrollment teams: (TK-5) (6-8)

2. Lottery

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!

Lottery Dates:

The 2023-24 school year lottery is complete. Limited seats are still available in most grade levels, please contact our team for questions.

Click here to learn more about the lottery.

3. Enroll

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

Citizens of the World Los Angeles 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 CWC LA. 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 Popsicle Playdates
  • Movie Trivia Nights
  • Summer Lunch Bunch Series
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Parent Happy Hours
  • Cultural Food Fairs
  • Parent Workshops
  • …and More!
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