CWC Mar Vista Facilities Updates

We are excited to share plans for what’s ahead for our current CWC Mar Vista facilities, including plans for a new building on our Pico campus for our upper elementary school students. Please see below for updates.

Update: Breaking Ground in May 2021!

Our new building will be a 3-story structure located on the corner of Gateway Blvd and Pico Blvd. The new facility brings innovation, playfulness and meticulous planning to create a campus for our upper elementary school grades in combination with the existing 2-story classroom building. When we complete the new facility, our 5th graders will move to this new campus and our 6-8th graders will remain at our Ivy campus at Webster MS.

Designed by founding parents at CWC Mar Vista, our new building will capture the joy, beauty and values of the CWC Mar Vista model. Classrooms all have natural daylight, calm colors and space for the children to spread out, engage in mindfulness activities and foster their social emotional development. Some features of the new campus include:

  • Lunch and play space for all students in the upper elementary grades
  • 12 classrooms (including the current 2-story building)
  • A gathering space
  • An art/enrichment room
  • Special education spaces
  • Library
  • Secure access points to the new campus
  • 14 parking spaces

Architecture and Design Services provided by:

s a n d e r  a r c h i t e c t s, LLC

Catherine Holliss, Principal

Whitney Sander, Principal

Jason Zhang, Associate

More about Sander Architects

Materials from Community Presentations – Facilities Updates (4/21/20 + 4/22/20)

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our community presentations via Zoom on 4/21 + 4/22, where we revealed the plans for Pico/Gateway campus updates and what to expect in the next year as we undergo this construction project. The materials from the webinar are linked below, including the webinar recording, PowerPoint presentation, and design plans (thank you to Sander Architects, former CWC Mar Vista parents!)

Recording of Zoom webinar

Copy of PowerPoint Presentation 

Copy of Architectural Design Plans

Frequently Asked Questions
We are working on a FAQ section from our facilities update presentations – link coming soon. If you would like to submit a question, please use this Google Form. We will do our best to get you the answer you’re looking for!

How Can You Support? 
CWC Mar Vista plans to launch a formal Capital Campaign to help fundraise for the Pico/Gateway building next school year. We are looking for supporters to join us in raising funds needed to make this project a reality. If you or someone you know might want to support this exciting endeavor, please contact Kristen Gates, CWC LA’s Director of Development at kgates@cwclosangeles.org for more information.