Who We Are

Welcome to CWC Mar Vista!

We are a free, public charter elementary school with a purposefully diverse student body. Our campuses are located in West Los Angeles and we serve students across LA. We opened our doors in 2012, and are currently serving grades TK-8. We provide a holistic education, filled with joy, project-based learning, rigorous academics, the arts, sports 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 Mar Vista 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
and more!

Middle School (Grades 6-8)

ROOTS Identity Formation and Dedicated Advising
Social Justice Focus
1:1 High School Counseling
Competitive Athletics
and more!

What makes CWC Unique?

100%

of students receive social emotional learning

100%

of middle schoolers receive individualized high school counseling

100%

of students are exposed to diverse and inclusive curriculum

100%

of students receive arts instruction weekly

100%

of students have a pathway to stay at CWC through middle school

Free

to all students in California

7

years is the average teaching experience for our teachers

Smaller

student to teacher ratio than LAUSD and surrounding schools

2:1

laptop ratio in elementary school

1:1

laptop ratio in middle school

2022-23 Annual Calendar

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Announcements

  Student Programs:

Summer Camp Citizens, where every day is an adventure!
Learn more and register  here!

Facilities Updates:

CWC Mar Vista’s Gateway campus is getting an upgrade! The design of the new facility for upper elementary grades will bring joy, playfulness, creativity and collaboration to students’ learning environment. By having its own lunch, snack, art and play areas, the upper elementary campus creates a space that CWC MV students can call their own. 

Welcome from School Leadership

Jesus Urdiales,
CWC Mar Vista TK-5 Principal

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Jake Tamte,
CWC Mar Vista 6-8 Principal

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CWC Schools across the LA region are connected by our core values and love for community. Follow CWC LA on Instagram to learn more about our network of schools!

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