Welcome to Para Los Niños Charter Middle School!


Our Mission

The mission of the Para Los Niños Charter Middle School is to help children in grades 6-8 and their families succeed in school and in life. In keeping with the vision for Para Los Niños as an organization, our school is a center for urban education providing students and their families with all the support and tools necessary to ensure academic success.

School Profile

Building on the success of our elementary school, Para Los Niños (PLN) Charter Middle School opened on a co-located campus in August 2013. Our charter schools’ program model is part of the California Community Schools Partnership Program, a transformative approach to (re)design schools by leveraging the collective power of schools, families, and communities to create an inclusive, safe learning environment where all scholars can thrive and reach their full potential. We build our culture based on community strengths and celebrate the unique contributions of each member. Through our efforts, we aspire to empower the next generation with the tools they need to thrive emotionally, excel academically, contribute meaningfully to their community, and lead joyful lives.

At PLN Charter Middle School, we understand that education is a collective effort, and we actively engage families and communities in the learning process. By fostering strong partnerships through expanded learning and integrated supports, we aim to create a seamless connection between the school, home, and broader community. This collaboration ensures that the integrated support system for every scholar is robust and comprehensive, addressing not only academic needs but also their social and emotional well-being.

We are committed to collaborative, equity-driven school leadership and innovative and highly effective instruction to prepare our scholars for success in an ever-evolving world. We create an educational experience that goes beyond traditional boundaries, providing students with the skills, knowledge, and critical thinking abilities needed to navigate diverse pathways in life.

Why PLN?

Integrated Support

PLN believes that children learn best when they are taught holistically, within the context of their lives – we engage parents to ensure what happens in the classroom continues at home. With counselors, social workers, and family support specialists on staff across our schools meeting regularly, our students and families can be set for success.

Before & Afterschool Support

Students may arrive as early as 7:00 a.m. to ensure parents/guardians have time to get to work safely. Breakfast is also available to students. 

The After-School Program provides students with a safe and engaging environment, all activities support core curriculum with enriching experiences and opportunities to reinforce and enhance academic achievement and offers:
  • Academic support, homework assistance, academic enrichment 
  • Robotics, coding, and science 
  • Creative expression involving arts, crafts, music, and dance—may opportunities in partnership with artists and arts organizations 
  • Social-emotional learning, confidence building 
  • Physical recreation, organized sports, and team building activities
  • Field trips and special events
  • Daily nutritious snack and/or supper 
  • Referrals to other Para Los Niños Services
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Our Charter Schools

Para Los Ninos has three charter schools serving students from 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

For more information about the Para Los Niños Middle School, please contact Office Manager, Viviana Guzman vguzman@paralosninos.org.

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