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

Para Los Niños opened a new state of the art Middle School in August 2013. Building on the success of the elementary school, we strive to provide a rigorous, supportive, and interdisciplinary arts and sciences curriculum in a nurturing and safe environment.

Para Los Niños Charter Middle School curriculum is rooted in STEAM: Science & Technology interpreted through Engineering and the Arts all based in Mathematical elements. This education framework is for all disciplines and types of learners with the goal of being more engaging and naturally successful for all members of any education system.

Our goal is to ensure that all our students graduate Para Los Niños Charter Middle School prepared to enter a college-track curriculum in secondary school. Para Los Niños Charter Middle School teachers and staff will collaborate with each other, students, and expert community members to develop an academically rigorous and personally meaningful educational program. In addition to math, science, language arts, and social studies, Para Los Niños Charter Middle School students will participate in music, art, and physical education programs.

All families of Para Los Niños Charter Middle School will have access to Para Los Niños’ comprehensive family support and after-school services. Hard-working parents can send their students to school knowing that their children are receiving the highest-quality care for up to eleven full hours a day. This generous schedule allows parents to work or attend school, and ensures that children are not left alone in the crucial after-school hours.

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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