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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Back-to-School Night on Aug. 28th (Article)

Submitted by Peggy Lew on Aug 14 (last updated Aug 16)

Save the Date:  Back-to-School Night is Tuesday, August 28th from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.

Your child's teachers and the Friends of Open School have a lot of valuable information to share with you about this school year.

We will begin in the auditorium at 6:00 pm.

This event is for parents and guardians only. Students should not be in attendance. There will be no childcare provided, so please make arrangements in advance.

We hope to share some exciting plans for the upcoming school year and look forward to seeing you then.

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Tue 8/28 (All day)
Tue 8/28 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Thu 8/30 7:30 am
Fri 8/31 (All day)
Mon 9/3 (All day)
Thu 9/6 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Thu 9/6 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Fri 9/7 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Mon 9/10 (All day)
Wed 9/12 (All day) to Fri 9/14 (All day)
Tue 9/18 (All day)