As we begin the 2020-21 school year, our top priority will be to keep students and staff safe and learning. CWC LA schools will start the year with 100% distance learning. Our CWC LA Regional Distance Learning Center is a one stop shop for region-wide updates regarding school reopening, instructional models, meal distribution, resources for families, and more.

Citizens of the World Charter Schools

West Valley

Realizing human potential by strengthening the bonds among us and developing true citizens of the world.


Al comenzar el año escolar 2020-21, nuestra prioridad será mantener a los estudiantes y al personal seguros y aprendiendo. Las escuelas de CWC LA comenzarán el año con un 100% de aprendizaje a distancia. Nuestro “Centro Regional de Aprendizaje a Distancia de CWC LA” es un recurso único para actualizaciones de toda la región.


Welcome to CWC West Valley Elementary!

We are a free, public charter elementary school serving Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. Launched in August 2020, we opened with grades TK, K and 1st and will continue to add a grade level each year until we are serving students in grades TK-8th. 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.


CWC West Valley is part of a network of charter schools across Los Angeles operated by Citizens of the World LA (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.



Applications are live for TK, K, 1st and 2nd grade!
See our Admissions tab for questions about enrollment.
Click below for the ApplyLA website!


On behalf of our entire team, I want to extend a heartfelt welcome to Citizens of the World West Valley. At CWC West Valley, our work is to help each child develop a true lifelong passion for learning. We embrace the diversity of a student’s skills and learning styles and our team works collaboratively to get to know each child and uncover the unique  gifts and growth opportunities he or she possesses. Through this discovery, our team can best challenge, support and encourage each child’s learning and growth and prepare students to live and participate in a democratic society.

We invite you to explore our site and learn more about our learning model and community.

Warm regard,
Principal Jennifer Mansfield

Principal Jennifer Mansfield


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Apply to elementary grades TK, K, and 1st at CWC West Valley for the 2020-21 school year. 

CWC East Valley

Our sister school, CWC East Valley, is opening fall 2021 for grades TK, K, and 1st grade! Visit their website at and sign up for a prospective family information session.

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