TK-5th Grade


CWC Mar Vista is a tuition-free, open-enrollment public school. Students are admitted regardless of disability, gender, gender identity or expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or sexual orientation. Enrollment in the school is open to any resident of the state of California, with preference given to those who live within the boundaries of the City of Los Angeles.

The admissions process for CWC Mar Vista is detailed below.


Tours are currently being offered for families who have been offered admission from the lottery waitlist.

Tour Dates and Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available starting October 1, 2018. Check back here for a list of dates and times.


Every family interested in applying for CWC Mar Vista must submit a Lottery Interest Application.

We are accepting lottery applications year round for the 2018-2019 School Year.

Tour Dates and Applications for the 2019-2020 School Year will be available starting October 1, 2018.

Only parents or legal guardians may complete and submit Lottery Interest Forms on behalf of their child(ren). Applicants must either fill out a paper application, which will be available for download in English or Spanish, or they can complete their application online

CWC Mar Vista Lottery Enrollment Application – English

CWC Mar Vista Lottery Enrollment Application – Spanish

Any paper applications must be mailed, faxed or emailed to:

Citizens of the World Mar Vista,
Attention:  Rosa Garcia, Community Coordinator 
11561 Gateway Blvd  
Los Angeles, CA 90064


FAX: 310 733-1857

Interest forms received after the deadline on February 8th will be held for a subsequent lottery (if necessary). This form does not guarantee your child’s enrollment in this school. Please note that timely submission of all paperwork, including proof of address, will be required if your child is selected for enrollment.


If the number of students who wish to attend CWC MV 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 the material revision to the CWC MV charter in spring 2013, the following preferences shall be given in the lottery:

  1. Students residing within the boundaries of the Los Angeles Unified School District.
  2. Siblings of students currently enrolled in the school. Siblings are defined as any two students who share a legal parent/guardian.
  3. Children of the Founding Parents of CWC Mar Vista (not to exceed 10% of total  enrollment).
  4. Students who qualify for the free or reduced price lunch (for more information, visit
  5. Students currently enrolled at Richland Avenue Elementary School.
  6. Students / families currently residing in the attendance area of Richland Avenue Elementary School.
  7. Children of a current CWC Mar Vista staff member.
  8. Children of a current member of the CWC Los Angeles Board of Directors.

Please note that if you are extended an offer for enrollment through one of the preferences above, you will need to provide supporting documentation in the enrollment packet to accept the enrollment offer. A verification of this will be done prior to finalizing your child’s enrollment. If your child was offered enrollment via an exemption or weighted preference and CWC MV deems that the child does not qualify, your child will be placed on the waiting list.

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). Those families will have 2 weeks to 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. Be advised that the time to respond and accept or turn down a space offered ranges from 2 weeks for the first round of accepted applicants (immediately after the lottery) and reduces to 72 hours for subsequent rounds and then 24 hours when the start of school approaches (after August 1st).


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

In accordance with California Education code, a child needs to be 5 years old on or before September 1, 2018, for entry into Kindergarten.  CWC provides Transitional Kindergarten to children turning 5 years old between September 2nd and December 2nd of 2018.  Transitional Kindergarten is a two-year kindergarten program with age and developmental appropriate curriculum.

Applying for other Citizens of the World schools:

Citizens of the World Charter Mar Vista (CWC MV) coordinates its enrollment efforts for its own site. To apply to other Citizens of the World Charter school locations, families will be required to complete a separate application at each school.