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Building Young Minds for the Modern World.
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About Us

Founded in 1924, Carpenter Avenue Elementary School, now Carpenter Community Charter, is Studio City's neighborhood school (K-5th grade), with a population of approximately 900 students. Carpenter has become an outstanding community school, with a strong collaboration between school administration, faculty, our parent groups, and our community partners.

News & Announcements

Local District Supt. Dr. Baca, School Board Member Schmerelson, LAUSD Supt. Carvalho & Principal Martinez

LAUSD Supt. Carvalho Visits Carpenter

On January 8, 2024, we hosted LAUSD Supt. Carvalho and other special guests to observe our instructional program and meet with members of some of our unique programs.
Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year

Our very own Elsa Mora, fifth-grade teacher, was honored as a Teacher of the Year recipient at a formal ceremony held downtown.


Jul 28

TK-K Beach Day

Time: 10 AM – 1 PM

Aug 5

TK-K Parent Orientation

Time: 9 AM – 10:30 AM

Aug 10

TK Kinder Playdate

Time: 10 AM – 12 PM

Sep 30

Field and school campus

Our Mission

At Carpenter Community Charter, our school motto is Building Young Minds for the Modern World. Our mission is to provide for the children of Studio City a motivating and nurturing neighborhood school where challenging academic programs include hands-on learning and are enriched by our commitment to art, science and athletics. Carpenter is a place where the whole child is encouraged to thrive and grow in pursuit of the skills needed to become successful global citizens.
Our blueprint for success includes:
Placing an emphasis on multidisciplinary, project-based learning that encourages our children to make connections between the curriculum and the real world, turning them into life-long learners
Infusing an enrichment curriculum of music, dance, studio art, physical education, science and technology, which supports and supplements our standards-based curriculum
Employing hands-on, investigative learning with indoor and outdoor science labs, including garden space and a robotics program, a dedicated media lab and mobile classroom technology, and special off-site field work, such as the team-building leadership retreat for fifth graders
Providing a solid foundation in communication skills
Teaching a meaningful connection to one’s own emotions and how to control them through mindfulness training
Emphasizing kindness and values that foster self-esteem and respect for each other and for the idea that other people’s beliefs may differ from one’s own
Instilling in our students a sense of responsibility to the community outside of Carpenter with a yearly Community Service week which includes daily service projects and seasonal book and toy drives
Involving all stakeholders – parents, students, faculty, administrators, and local community partners – in the continuous improvement and success of the school
Striving to develop and advance the best practices for engaging students and parents, training teachers, and promoting educational excellence, collaboration, and innovation