LCS is a parent-initiated school that strives to build a creative, academically challenging and emotionally nurturing environment for our children – one that embraces and celebrates the diversity of languages and cultures in our urban community while retaining the close-knit feel of a neighborhood school. We are a school of choice and offer an alternative option to the traditional public school curriculum.

Step 1: LEARN about the lottery process.

Larchmont Charter School (LCS) is a tuition-free, open-enrollment, public charter school. One school, four campuses: LCS is a continuous TK-12 program with four campus locations. Students are accepted regardless of background, academic record, or special education eligibility on a first-come, first-served basis. If more students apply than spaces are available, students are admitted by lottery. Learn more . . .

Step 2: APPLY for the lottery using the online form.

The 2020-21 Lottery Application Window Has Closed.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for the current 2020-21 school year,

please complete the 2020-21 Wait List Application.

Important Dates for 2021-22 Lottery

November 1, 2020                 2021-22 Lottery Application Window Opens

February 17, 2021 at 5pm     2021-22 Lottery Application Window Closes

February 27, 2021 at 9am     2021-22 Lottery Drawing at the La Fayette Park Place Campus                                          By March 5, 2021                   2021-22 Lottery Drawing Results Will Be Emailed or Sent via US Mail

Learn more about the application process . . .

Step 3: TOUR a campus & attend an informational meeting.  

Tours offer a glimpse of a typical school day as families visit classrooms and see our school community in action. The Informational Meetings are where families can familiarize themselves with all that Larchmont Charter School offers and hear about our program. At these events, you'll be able to meet our exceptional leadership team and learn about our admissions process. Learn more . . .

"An amazing school that beats out most of the highest performing public and private schools.

Diverse student body with kids from every social, economic, ethnic and religious background.

Teachers and staff care about every student. Parents are involved in all aspects of the school through volunteering and helping in the classrooms.


The lottery admission is straight-forward and open to anyone. If you're looking for a top-notch school, but can't afford the outlandish cost of private schools, definitely consider LCS."              -Tulani K.

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Los Angeles, CA 90004



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