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. 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.


Important Dates for 2022-23 Lottery

November 1, 2021                2022-23 Lottery Application Window Opens

February 16, 2022 at 5pm    2022-23 Lottery Application Window Closes

February 26, 2022 at 9am    2022-23 Lottery Drawing via ZOOM                           

By March 4, 2022                  2022-23 Lottery Drawing Results Will Be Emailed or Sent via US Mail

Learn more about the application process . . .

Step 3: ATTEND an Informational Meeting or Open House.  

Informational sessions (TK-7) and the Open House (8th-12th) offer a glimpse of the insider perspective on one of the most diverse, progressive, small schools in Los Angeles. You will learn more about our TK-12 community and how our constructivist school program supports our students' growth academically, socially and emotionally. During these sessions, 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."              -David K.