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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.

The lottery application window to be entered in the 2024-25 lottery drawing has closed.
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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 and also includes the Self-Guided Study Program for grades 6-12. 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. Click below:

Important Dates for 2024-25 Lottery

February 14, 2024 at 5:00pm - 2024-25 Lottery Application Window Closed

February 24, 2024 at 9:00am - 2024-25 Lottery Drawing 

(Results sent immediately following the drawing)

March 8, 2024 - 2024-25 Deadline to Accept Initial Offer

Learn more about the application process...

Step 3: ATTEND an Informational Meeting, Tour, or Open House.  

Tours, Informational Meetings, and the LFP campus Open House (grades 9-12) 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.

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