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Who We Are
Welcome to CWC West Valley!
We are a free, public charter elementary school with a purposefully diverse student body. We are located in the heart of the West Valley and we serve students across LA. We opened our doors in 2020, and are currently serving grades TK-3. We provide a holistic education, filled with joy, project-based learning, rigorous academics, the arts, 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 West Valley 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)
West Valley will be expanding its program to include Middle School in the future. Visit our Mar Vista and Silver Lake Middle School Websites to learn more about our program:
ROOTS Identity formation and advisory | Social Justice | 1:1 High School | Counseling | Competitive Athletics
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
We have a new permanent home!
This summer we moved to a beautiful new campus that will allow us to grow our program to serve grades TK – 5th.
CWC West Valley Principal
Welcome from School Leadership
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.
Principal Jennifer Mansfield