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At CWCSL, we are committed to providing a challenging, experiential learning environment to develop students’ confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as true citizens of the world.


Applications for the 2022-23 school year will open in late October 2021!

CWC Silver Lake Lottery (2021-2022) Results

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How does the lottery work?

Submitting a lottery application does not guarantee your child’s enrollment in the school.  Rather, it’s the first step in the process. If your child is offered a seat, you will be notified via your SchoolMint profile about the process to accept or decline your offer. If you accept your offer, you will be asked to complete an enrollment packet for your child’s school. Please note that timely submission of all paperwork will be required if your child is selected for enrollment.

If the number of students who wish to attend CWC SL exceeds the number of seats available, students are admitted by random public drawing (also known as a lottery) in accordance with Education Code §47605(d)(2).

Per our CWC Silver Lake charter, the following preferences shall be given in the lottery:

  • Students residing within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  • Siblings of students currently enrolled at CWC SL. Siblings are defined as any two students who share a legal parent / guardian.
  • Children of the Founding Parents of CWC Silver Lake (not to exceed 10% of total enrollment).
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced price lunch (for more information, visit https://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/rs/scales1920.asp).
  • Children of a current CWC Silver Lake staff member
  • Children of a current member of the CWC Los Angeles Board of Directors
  • Students who are currently enrolled at Lake Street Primary School or Rosemont Avenue Elementary School
  • Students residing in the attendance area of Lake Street Primary School or Rosemont Avenue Elementary School

Within two weeks of the lottery, families will be contacted via email or letter in the mail with lottery results, including waitlist number (if applicable). Families must respond and accept or turn down the space offered. Any spaces that become available will be offered to the next family on the waiting list until the class is full.

Other Important Information

What is the minimum age for admittance to kindergarten or transitional kindergarten in California?

In accordance with California Education code, a child needs to be 5 years old on or before September 1st for entry into Kindergarten.

Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles provides transitional kindergarten to children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd only. Our developmental and highly differentiated model ensures children are continually progressing.

Anyone who would like to be considered outside of this date range should reach out to the school to secure written approval, which will include consideration and/or approval by the Board of Directors.

The TK enrollment window will grow by two months in each of the next three years. The table below shows this growth:

School Year

Birthday Window


Fifth birthday between Sept. 2 – Dec. 2


Fifth birthday between Sept. 2 – Feb. 2


Fifth birthday between Sept. 2 – April 2


Fifth birthday between Sept. 2 – June 2


Fourth birthday by Sept. 1

Can I apply to other Citizens of the World schools?

Each school within the Citizens of the World Los Angeles network coordinates it’s own enrollment efforts. To apply to other Citizens of the World Charter school locations, families will be required to select the other Citizens of the World campuses in the ApplyLA application portal.