TK-8th Grade Education

Para Los Niños is committed to the success of our students and families in school, work, and life. Our network of schools is now accepting students for the 2019-2020 school year. Admission is free and open to any student that is a resident of California!

  • High-Quality Teachers and Staff
  • Arts, Robotics, and Music Curriculum
  • Bilingual Classes Available
  • Three Free Meals Daily
  • Early Drop-Off (7:00am CES & CMS, 7:15am GPC)
  • Afterschool (until 6:00pm)
  • Summer Bridge and Enrichment Courses
  • Parent Engagement and Workshops
  • Cultural Events and Field Trips

Go to ApplyLA.org to get your child started toward success today!

Our project-based approach keeps students intellectually enriched and our wraparound support builds social-emotional skills, character, and confidence for over 1,000 students at our Gratts Primary School, Charter Elementary School, and Charter Middle School.

At Para Los Niños Schools:

  • Students receive high-quality education—project-based learning that fosters creative problem-solving and innovation while emphasizing literacy and language arts
  • Families have access to the tools and resources to thrive — early intervention, mental health, and family support services
  • Parents are encouraged to engage and learn too — leadership development to support students’ academic achievement and build personal strengths to succeed
  • Families have the option for after-school — early drop-off and late pick-up available for up to 11 hours a day knowing children are safe and learning under the high-quality care of PLN

Our Goal

Excellent Education for all students and families.

Gratts Primary School

For information about the Para Los Niños Gratts Primary Center, please contact Office Manager, Letisia Pedraza at lpedraza@paralosninos.org.

Lorena Rodriguez, Principal
Lrodriguez@paralosninos.org.

Para Los Niños Gratts Primary Center is a primary school serves students from Transitional Kindergarten through First Grade, aiming to provide children and their families with the support and tools necessary to ensure academic success for our students.

Our curriculum and integrated wraparound support empowers students to become self-motivated, competent, lifelong learners.

Charter Elementary School

For information about the Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School, please contact Office Manager, Laura Silva at lsilva@paralosninos.org.

Norma Silva, Principal
Nsilva@paralosninos.org.

Para Los Niños Charter Elementary School (CES) is a portal for children to discover a world of learning and a sense of hope. For students from Transitional Kindergarten through Fifth Grade, CES provides a comprehensive approach to education that focuses on academic achievement and a student’s emotional, social and psychological needs.

Charter Middle School

For information about the Para Los Niños Middle School, please contact Office Manager, Viviana Guzman, vguzman@paralosninos.org. Or visit their website.

Hassan Dornayi, Principal
Hdornayi@paralosninos.org.

Para Los Niños Charter Middle School (CMS) educates and prepares students Sixth through Eighth Grade to succeed in school, work, and life. The CMS curriculum is rooted in STEAM:  Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.  This education framework is for all disciplines and types of learners with the goal of being more engaging and naturally successful for all members of any education system.

CMS teachers and staff collaborate to develop an academically rigorous and personally meaningful educational program.

We believe children learn best when:

  • Learning is integrated with the arts and across disciplines
  • Through inquiry- and project-based learning
  • Using their primary language and culture as building blocks for literacy
  • In school and classroom environments that stimulate learning
  • Through first-hand experiences that provoke thinking and language development
  • With sufficient time and opportunity to navigate complex and reflective learning experiences

The teacher’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Create a safe and accepting environment where children can take risks and make mistakes
  • Foster each child’s potential and unlock her gifts and passions
  • Value and encourage children’s voices, questions and ideas
  • Set high standards for academic achievement
  • Act as both researcher and facilitator in the learning process
  • Have deep and flexible knowledge of content and pedagogy
  • Balance direct instruction and student-centered learning

The parent/caregiver’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Believe in their child’s potential
  • Value and encourage her child’s voice, questions and ideas
  • Support their child’s learning in school and at home

The student’s role at Para Los Niños:

  • Actively participate in thinking and learning
  • Express, interpret and demonstrate his/her knowledge in different ways
  • Explore, research and solve complex problems
  • Be a productive and responsible member of the school community

School Inquiry

PLN is open to any school-aged resident of the state of California. PLN will not charge students tuition and will not discriminate against any student on the basis of ethnicity, national origin, gender, or disability.

Admission to PLN is on a first-come, first-serve basis. If there is more interest than available openings, entrance will be determined by a public lottery.

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