Home Page Logo
About Carthay History Featured in the News How to Apply Tours & More Info
Environmental Studies Special Programs
PTA Garden Partners Community Partners Realtor & Business Sponsors School Site Council Art Shop Shop for Carthay
Faculty & Staff Principal Principal's Message
Parent Resources Teacher Resources Student Resources eLearning Safety
Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser Halloween Spooktacular Talent Show and Silent Auction Science Fair Book Fair

Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet

The Carthay School of Environmental Studies Magnet combines the sciences and the humanities in an educational program centered on society and the environment, dedicated to creating ecologically responsible citizens of the world

Slide02.jpg Slide04.jpg Slide06.jpg DSC01244.JPG L1030576.JPG L1040265.JPG Sci Fair 2014 prek family projects.jpg Sci Fair 2014 heal the bay.jpg Science Fair 2014 in aud.jpg Carthay bugs at NHM.jpg

Contact Us

6351 West Olympic Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90048
tel: 323-935-8173
fax: 323-933-2698



News and Upcoming Events


Our annual Science Fair is Saturday, May 21!

Attached is a letter to parents from Principal Hall-Johnson.


The official Ribbon Cutting for our Outdoor Classroom, financed by an LAUSD Community School Park program, was held at the Outdoor Classroom on Friday at 10am, March 18. See LAUSD Press Release HERE. 


The Outdoor Classroom will enable students to learn some of their Garden Science lessons in a natural environment, with a seating area as well as a variety of learning opportunities such as a bioswale (which filters rainwater and distributes it into the water table rather than flushing the water directly into the ocean) and a weather station (not yet installed). 


The Outdoor Classroom will also be available for seating and community events as part of the Carthay Sunday Playground. The Carthay Sunday Playground is open every Sunday from 11am-4pm. 


Shop and Support Carthay

eScrip Logo.jpeg


Earn for Us - Shop Amazon Now


Apply To Carthay!

Students who reside within traditional Carthay boundaries may enroll at any time, and can fulfill the application process by completing an eChoices application for grades 1-5. All students outside traditional boundaries applying for grades 1-5 must also complete an eChoices application and admission will be granted based on magnet points and availability. The eChoices application deadline was November 13, 2015. After the November deadline, students can apply to Carthay using the Space Available Application.


All Kindergarten students in the traditional boundaries are guaranteed admission. Kindergarten students outside traditional boundaries can apply if there is space available and they obtain a waiver from their home school. A full-day "Pre-K" class will also be offered to students in the traditional boundaries. Kindergarten and Pre-K applications will be available in spring 2016. 


Take a Tour of Carthay!

Our next tour is April 1 at 8:30am, starting in the Auditorium. 


Magnet tours for Carthay are in the Fall and Kindergarten tours are in in the Spring. The school will arrange for relaxed parking in the immediate neighborhood - you can park in permit-only areas near the school, and if you are given a ticket, bring the ticket to the Front Office. 

Click here to sign up for future tour information and other updates about Carthay.

Sign Up And Receive More Carthay News By Email

Join our email list!

Carthay in the News

 Carthay has been featured on  NPR, in the Huffington Post, on CNN and in the Larchmont Buzz. Check out more of our press.