Citizens of the World Charter School – Silver Lake/Echo Park

CWC is a public school committed to socio-economic, cultural and racial diversity. We provide a challenging, experiential learning environment to develop students’ confidence, potential, and individual responsibility as true citizens of the world.

Photos of CWC students



North Campus is closed for the summer.

South Campus (5620 De Longpre Ave.) is open from 9:00 am-3:00 pm Monday – Friday.



With the November 2012 passage of Proposition 30, which temporarily increases the personal income tax rates for upper-income taxpayers and the sales tax rate for all taxpayers, the state officially established the Education Protection Account (EPA). Revenue generated from the increased taxes are deposited into the EPA and distributed to districts and charter schools on a quarterly basis.

While funds from the EPA are part of a district’s or charter school’s general purpose funding, Proposition 30 specifies that EPA funds may not be used for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs.

In FY 2014-15, EPA funds are estimated to be 11.8% of a school’s total Local Control Funding Formula entitlement. For Citizens of the World Charter Schools Los Angeles’ schools, this equates to:

  • Citizens of the World Charter Co (aka CWC Hollywood): $305,799
  • Citizens of the World 2 (aka CWC Silverlake): $283,739
  • Citizens of the World 3 (aka CWC Mar Vista): $234,077

The spending plan for CWC Hollywood, CWC Silverlake, and CWC Mar Vista allocates these funds to support teacher salaries.

CWC Silver Lake held its 2014-15 lottery for admissions on Thursday, March 27th.  For more information, please go to our Admissions page.

Regular School Hours

Grades 2/3/4: 8:15 am-3:00 pm
K/1: 8:30 am-3:15 pm

Early Release Day every Wednesday at 1:15 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders and 1:30 dismissal for Kinder and 1st graders. These times are the same for early release days during parent teacher conference weeks.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Daily Schedule

7:30 – Morning Care Begins
8:00-8:30 - Swift Drop Off Window
8:30 – School starts
9:30-10:00 – Snack & Morning Recess
11:00-11:25 – Lunch (both grades)
1:00-1:20 – Recess (both grades)
3:15 – Dismissal  

Grades 2-4 Daily Schedule:

7:30 – Morning Care Begins
8:00-8:30 – Swift Drop Off Window
8:15 – School starts
9:30-10:00 – Snack & Morning Recess
11:30-11:55 – Lunch (all grades)
1:25-1:45 – Lunch Recess
3:00 – Dismissal

Important 2013-2014 Dates:

• Winter Break - 12/23/13 – 1/3/14
• Spring Break - 4/14 – 4/18/14
• Last Day of School - 6/10/14

CWC observes the same holidays as LAUSD: Rosh Hashannah/Yom Kippur, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day, Presidents Day, MLK Jr. Day, and Cesar Chavez Day.

CWC observes a three-day holiday during the week of Thanksgiving.

Click HERE for the 2013-2014 school year calendar

Planning to Volunteer?

We will be making some key changes to our volunteer practices and overall organization of volunteer activities this year. Volunteers who will be working directly with students (tutoring, serving lunch, etc.) must submit a negative TB test result and complete their background check (fingerprinting).  Please use the upcoming weeks before school starts to get this done.  We will have these LiveScan forms available for parents pick up at our various events this week.

Super Duper Update

We will be working with Super Duper again to provide a wonderful after school program for all of our families.  Make sure to read Super Duper’s back to school bulletin  for important updates on enrollment, payment, and program options.

Important Forms

Visit our Governance page for the latest updated and revised CWC Board Documents.

About CWC

CWC Silver Lake features grades K-4. We will add one grade every year until the school reaches K-7. For more information, call us:

  • Rigorous, student-centered academic program
  • Teaches critical thinking and problem solving
  • Socioeconomic, racial and cultural diversity among the students
  • 21-24 students per class
  • One teacher & one teaching assistant in every class
  • Art, music & physical education multiple times a week by trained experts
  • Healthy & affordable school lunch program with a host of organic offerings (Free & reduced lunch for those who qualify)
  • Affordable & flexible after-school program until 6pm every day (Free & reduced price for those who qualify)
  • Free and open to all students in California (apply without obligation)

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