Transitional Kinder

Through 8th Grade

Our project-based approach keeps students intellectually enriched and our wraparound support builds social emotional skills, character, and confidence for over 1,000 students at our Gratts Primary School, Charter Elementary School, and Charter Middle School.

At Para Los Niños Schools:

  • Students receive high-quality education—project-based learning that fosters creative problem-solving and innovation while emphasizing literacy and language arts
  • Families have access to the tools and resources to thrive — early intervention, mental health, and family support services
  • Parents are encouraged to engage and learn too — leadership development to support students’ academic achievement and build personal strengths to succeed
  • Families have the option for after-school — early drop-off and late pick-up available for up to 11 hours a day knowing children are safe and learning under the high-quality care of PLN
  • Admission is free and open to any student that is a resident of California

We Offer:

  • Arts, Robotics, and Music Curriculum
  • Bilingual Classes
  • Three Free Meals Daily
  • Early Drop-Off (7:00am CES & CMS, 7:15am GPC)
  • Afterschool (until 6:00pm)
  • Summer Bridge and Enrichment Courses
  • Parent Engagement and Workshops
  • Cultural Events and Field Trips

“My time with Para Los Niños was like being with family,” Jennifer now says. “My teachers, my friends, and the way we all worked together — it made learning safe and supportive.”

– Jennifer, PLN Alumna, Preschool – 8th grade

We have three charter schools across downtown Los Angeles for students from transitional kindergarten-8th grade.


Growth in math skills at Gratts Primary Center across all grade levels


Growth across all grade levels at Charter Elementary School in reading comprehension


Growth in 4th grade reading comprehension at Charter Elementary School