Mission + History + Values

Citizens of the World Charter Schools are diverse-by-design with a strong academic record. Our school communities are invested in helping students develop a lifelong passion for learning, fostering social emotional development, and meeting students where they are.

Mission and Core Values

The mission of Citizens of the World Hollywood 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.

Mission and Core Values

The mission of Citizens of the World Hollywood 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.

At CWC Hollywood, we provide holistic education, filled with joy for students. All students engage in project-based learning, the arts, sports and rigorous instruction, that helps our schools rank at the top of all schools in LA. 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.

We are so proud that so many backgrounds and cultures make up our vibrant CWC LA network. Even in challenging times, we encourage everyone to model the values we want to see and hope to make every member of this community feel safe, connected, and supported.

Core Values

At CWC Hollywood, our core values are part of our collective identity. They inform our decisions, influence our interactions with one another and represent a shared set of ideas that we aspire to each and every day.

EXCELLENCE
We demand lasting quality.

DIVERSITY
We are better and stronger because of our differences.

AUTHENTICITY
We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.

COMMUNITY
We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.

CHANGE
We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

EXCELLENCE: We demand lasting quality.

DIVERSITY: We are better and stronger because of our differences.

AUTHENTICITY: We are our true selves in this work, and we are candid.

COMMUNITY: We care deeply about people. We share and build partnerships. We celebrate, laugh, and seek joy, even in the tough times.

CHANGE: We welcome the unknown, embracing the unexpected and new. We adapt to meet the ever-changing times. We find new ways.

Our School History

Over the Years

2010

CWC Hollywood opened its doors to founding students and families!

2015

Our first fifth grade class graduated and moved onto middle school

 

2018

Our founding kindergartners are now in high school – time flies!

 

2022-23

Our little alumni are not so little anymore, and many will start college this year

  • We love staying connected to our former students and seeing them soar to new heights

We have so much more history to create as a community!

Our CWC Network

Los Angeles Region

CWC Silver Lake  is part of a group of charter schools across the LosAngeles region operated by Citizens of the World LA (CWC Los Angeles or 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.

CWC Schools Network

CWC LA partners with Citizens of the World Charter Schools (CWC Schools), a national nonprofit that is dedicated to creating a national network of charter schools that celebrate and reflect the full diversity of their communities. CWC Schools is operated by a separate nonprofit organization.

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