Our Neighborhood


CWC Mar Vista serves the culturally diverse populations of Mar Vista and nearby Westside neighborhoods, which are 47% Caucasian, 27% Latino, 14% Asian, 8% African-American, and 4% other.

Demographic maps of Los Angeles illustrate that such naturally occurring diversity is rare, and we hope to offer families a public school option that closely mirrors this area’s composition. To this end, our dedicated parent volunteers are conducting months of community outreach and spreading the word about our school in order to achieve a diverse school population.

We believe the mission of our school—to provide both excellence and diversity in equal measure—is truly in keeping with both the progressive history and current reality of our neighborhood.


Our School Community

Dads_helping_out.jpgOur school comprises a community of learners—students, teachers, parents and community members—who work collaboratively to learn from and with each other.

Students engage in rigorous, active learning processes that develop conceptual understanding and self-knowledge, not only in core academic areas but also in the arts, music, physical education and character development.

Teachers are supported with ample planning time, training, resources and autonomy. They are continually able to develop their skills and collaborate with one another to create and refine curricula to best fit their students.

Families anchor the CWC school/home partnership and are integral to our children’s success. All CWC families are urged to actively participate in the school community as volunteers, valued stakeholders and participants in regular family education workshops and community activities.


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Residents here are deeply involved in shaping their neighborhood and fostering the greater good, and CWC shares these core values. We intend for CWC Mar Vista to be a hub for community engagement via service opportunities for students, their families and interested residents.

Our student-designed service learning projects, created during weekly classes, will enable each member of our community of learners to make a real and lasting contribution to their world beyond the school walls. We want our school to be a good neighborhood partner, a good sister school to the area’s other public schools, and a school that the neighborhood can be proud of.



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