Welcome to Para Los Niños

Gratts Primary Center!

A Message From The Principal


We are excited that you have chosen Para Los Niños and we are glad you’ve joined the Eaglet family. I am honored to serve as Principal of Gratts Primary Center (GPC) and to be a part of a culture rich in tradition and academic excellence. Our faculty, staff, and administration are focused on providing a quality learning experience for all students through the various curricular and extracurricular opportunities available. Our focus as educators will continue to be on preparing students for college and careers by developing essential skills and behaviors in a safe, supportive environment. Our teachers provide relevant, engaging content while building strong relationships with all students and families. Our partnership with our families and community is an integral part of the success of GPC. We encourage you to to become involved, whether through our Parent Center, English Learner Advisory Committee (ELAC), School Site Council (SSC) or one of the many committees or support groups aimed at improving our campus. Your feedback and support are essential to our continued improvement. I am excited about the partnerships we will build this school year. Go EAGLETS!

Principal Cecy Arias
Principal Cecy Arias


Cecy Arias

Looking to enroll?

Call Tamara Menendez, Student Recruitment and Outreach Coordinator: (213) 568-7219 

Gratts Eaglets: Soaring High, Dreaming Big

Gratts Primary Center, or “Gratts” as we affectionally call it, is special because of our commitment to creating a welcoming environment, believing in the potential of every child, and fostering a strong sense of community.

Inclusive and Welcoming Environment: We believe that our school is a home for all. With students ranging from TK through 2nd grade, we strive to create a nurturing and inclusive environment where every child feels valued and supported.

Deep Community Roots: Many of our staff members have grown up in the very community we serve, and we return to serve our community with pride. This deep connection allows us to understand and address the unique needs of our students and their families.

Home Away from Home: Recognizing that most of our students spend over 10 hours at school, we are intentional in creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. We greet each student by name in the mornings, take a genuine interest in their interests, and strive to make Gratts feel like a second home for them.

Belief in Every Child’s Potential: We firmly believe that every child has immense potential waiting to be unlocked. We provide targeted interventions to support students in catching up or excelling, ensuring that each child receives the necessary tools and resources to thrive academically and personally.

Graphic of an eaglet holding a sign for Para Los Ninos' Gratts Primary School.
Gratts Students Outside

PLN Charter Schools

Para Los Ninos has three charter schools for students TK-8th grade. Learn more about our other two schools at the links below.

Special Education Support & Resources

Our Special Education teams work to meet each student where they are academically and developmentally to help them achieve their goals. Collaborating with our on-site counselors, teachers, and staff to ensure students stay on track and supported to success.

For special education inquiries contact:
Isabel Cueva, Director of Special Education
213-250-4800, ext. 109 | icueva@paralosninos.org

Contact Us

Evelyn Thurman Gratts Primary Center 
474 Hartford Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
Tel: (213) 481-3200

Questions? Comments?
Please contact Office Manager, Letisia Pedraza by phone or email lpedraza@paralosninos.org

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