New Silver Lake charter school taking applications of 2nd & 3rd graders

Citizens of the World, a Hollywood charter school that  will expand into Silver Lake this September with classes at Micheltorena Elementary, has spots open for 2nd and 3rd grade students. An announcement provided by a founding parent of the school, which is based on the constructivist teaching method, says:

If your child is entering 1st grade, we also encourage you to apply at this time. While our Kindergarten and 1st grades are full, there is always potential to still get a spot off the waitlist due to the unique nature of our first year in existence. (We are no longer accepting Kindergarten applications for 2012.)

Citizens of the World Silver Lake, which will be headed by principal Ramona Patrick, every year until it offers classes for 12th graders. Classes in Silver Lake will begin September 5th.

If you enroll now, you will secure a spot for your child in this progressive, academically rigorous charter school based on the constructivist method. This is an exciting new public school in the neighborhood led by a non-profit organization, top tier educators, and an energized parent community. We’ll be adding grade levels every year with the plan of going up to 12th grade.

Click here for application information.


  1. I would ask for proof that their teachers are “top tier” and what that really means. These are business people making a profit off public education money. Nothing new. They don’t belong at Micheltorena. Let them find their own buildings to make their profit off of kids.

    • I’ve checked into this charter school because I was intrigued by how upset people were getting. I suggest you do the same. This is non-proft charter. No one is “making money” on kids here.

  2. Yes, Citizens of the World should find a location of their own. It would be best for everyone involved. Let Micheltorena continue its progress without parasites.

  3. They are total profiteers. These so called Citizens of the World Charter Schools non-profit corporate big wigs are taking our public education dollars and what do we get for it? A school that has 21 to 24 kids per class, a teacher and a teacher’s assistant in every class, art class and gym class taught by experts multiple times a week, organic lunches, after school programs and early morning drop-off, Language Arts: “Readers & Writers Workshop” based on Lucy Caulkins work at Columbia. Math: “Everyday Mathematics” Developed at the University of Chicago. And a project-based approach called Teaching for Understanding developed out of Harvard for science and social studies. WHERE IS ALL THE MONEY GOING? They are LAUGHING all the way to the bank with the extra cash from our education dollars.

  4. Norman, you tipped my sarcasm meter.

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