Larchmont Schools’ mission is to provide a socio-economically, culturally, and racially diverse community of students with an exceptional public education. We foster creativity and academic excellence; our students learn with and from each other in an experience-centered, inquiry-based learning environment. With participation from our entire community, we strive to instill in each student a dedication to improving the world we inhabit.
We believe that students learn best when they ask questions, carry out experiments and investigations, analyze and synthesize information, formulate analogies, and draw their own proper conclusions. As such, our students learn with and from each other through participating in Socratic seminars, conducting scientific investigations, making presentations of learning, and developing writing portfolios.
As students at LCHS transition into 11th and 12th grades, the style and rigor of their day will shift to match that of a high quality liberal arts college. LCHS students will be given opportunities to partner with business and community-based organizations, work in short-term internships, and always integrate what they are learning into the world at large. We believe such experiential learning is an essential step in preparing students to make the transition to college, where they will interact within a diverse and competitive network that requires independence as well as the ability to work in a variety of teams and environments.
At LCHS, every student has access to a high quality arts education. We w infuse the arts into our curriculum in meaningful ways, and all students are offered classes in music, drama, and visual arts..
LCHS offers classes in physical education as well as opportunities to join soccer and basketball teams. As we move to our new facility, more athletics opportunities will be available.. LCHS provides all students with a rich array of arts, athletic, and extracurricular opportunities throughout their high school years, and we are committed to adding opportunities for students as the school’s population growth and facility allow.
With a student population nearly 40% free and reduced lunch eligible, and 50% racially diverse, LCS is one of the most racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse public schools in Los Angeles. As such, our graduates will be prepared to be leaders in a diverse society, having learned from and worked alongside classmates who represent the true diversity of Los Angeles.
Parents and community members are also a key part of our children’s education. Our parents at LCS are deeply involved in our school community, which has enabled us to identify and focus more resources into our classrooms. LCHS is a community where students and families of all socio-economic backgrounds can come together to learn and be part of one school community.
LCHS is open to any resident of California, and enrollment is determined by lottery. All applicants must be entering 9th or 10th grade in September, 2013.
Our public lottery for the 2013-2014 school year 9th and 10th grade classes took place on February 23, 2013. Based on priorities, all participants were placed on a wait list, and each family was mailed a letter showing their wait list number for the 2013-2014 school year. Within two weeks of the lottery, parents of admitted students received an acceptance letter in which we ask them to call the school within 72 hours and ask for an enrollment packet. This enrollment packet needs to be completed and returned to confirm acceptance of admission. A similar policy applies to students admitted throughout the school year.
If you did not participate in the enrollment lottery but still wish to be added to the wait list you may do so by completing the Request for Enrollment form that can be downloaded at the following link: