Open Magnet Charter School

Welcome to Open Magnet Charter School

Open Magnet Charter is an Affiliated-Charter and Magnet Elementary School (K-5) in the Los Angeles Unified School District.  We are conveniently located near the 405 Freeway in the City of Los Angeles adjacent to the community of Westchester.

Like an oasis away from the busy city, Open students, parents, and staff come together to build a true learning community where students learn through meaningful experiences. Teams of two teachers sharing the same “cluster” of multi-age students design the instructional program to create a thematic project-based curriculum.  Enrichment programs covering visual arts, vocal arts, orchestra, physical education, and gardening are also integrated.  With its constructivist approach to teaching and a dedicated and diverse school community, Open is one of the most unique schools in the district.

Our goal is to inspire and support our students’ love of learning, thereby enabling them to master the skills they will need as lifelong learners and responsible citizens in our ever-changing society.

Information about upcoming tours will be available on our website in September-October. Click here on how to apply to Open Magnet Charter.



Open Magnet Charter has been designated as a California Distinguished School in 1997, 2003, and just recently in 2012.

California Distinguished School

"[These Schools] demonstrate the incredible commitment of California's teachers, administrators and school employees to provide a world-class education to every student, in spite of the financial hardships facing our state and our schools. Their dedication is inspiring, and I applaud and admire their passion and persistence."
--State Superintendent Tom Torlakson

In 2001, we were one of three schools chosen in the county of Los Angeles to be the recipient of the Los Angeles Educational Partnership Excellence Award. The LAEP Excellence Awards highlight the accomplishments of teachers, schools and school-communities in the Los Angeles Unified School District that have enhanced student learning and achievement in pre-K through 12th grade.

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Mark Your Calendars: Open House on April 25th! (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Apr 16 (last updated Apr 20)

We are all looking forward to seeing you and your children at Open House on Tuesday, April 25, 2017. Your children have so much wonderful work to share with you.  They've learned so much this school year!

The schedule for the Open House will be as follows:

5:30-6:00 pm: Governing Council Nominees Meet and Greet in the Library

Governing Council Election Ballots will be made available that evening.  Parents are encouraged to cast their vote that evening, but have until 4 pm on April 27th to do so. 

6:00-7:00 pm:  Open House Presentations in the Clusters and Open School Collective Art Piece 

Please stop by various clusters to see what our students have been working on and stop by the auditorium during Open House to see a beautiful expression of a collaborative piece of artwork that Ms. Nichole did with all our Open students. 


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Tue 4/25 5:30 pm
Thu 4/27 7:00 pm
Fri 4/28 8:45 am
Thu 5/4 5:30 pm
Mon 5/8 7:00 pm