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About This School
Contact Information (School Year 2018—19)
Last updated: 1/27/2019
School Description and Mission Statement (School Year 2018—19)
N.E.W Academy of Science and Arts Charter School has been preparing students in grades TK-5 for academic success and community service since 2003. Located in the Pico Union/Westlake neighborhoods of Los Angeles, our students have exemplified excellence despite the many challenges associated with poverty. Most of the families represented by our students are immigrants from Mexico and Central America, where languages and dialects other than English are spoken in the home. N.E.W. Academy of Science and Arts (NASA) provides clear and high expectations, a personalized and supportive learning environment which recognizes students’ accomplishments, family-school-community partnerships, and integrated technology in the classroom, with a culturally sensitive enriched curriculum.
NASA’s mission is to create a child-centered environment where students are able to work cooperatively, become self-directed, think critically, develop self-esteem and self-assurance, and have respect for cultural diversity. We have three specific performance objectives:
1. To promote student progress in academic and artistic achievement, with an emphasis in the arts and sciences,
2. To develop social, as well as community ethics and values in the students’ character development with parental participation,
3. To implement the most appropriate curriculum for every child after initial assessment.
Additionally, NASA implements the, “Character Counts!” frame work across its curriculum to help students develop good character in accordance with the program’s Six Pillars – Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. We also offer a Language Academy due to the unique needs of our large English learner population. In this program NASA provides academic content and instruction in Spanish and English. NASA is a model for innovative child centered learning and instruction that embrace the community as a foundation to teach and create lifelong learners and confident global leaders for the 21st
The vision of N.E.W. Academy of Science and Arts is to create a child centered environment where students will be able to work cooperatively, become self-directed, think critically, develop self-esteem and self-assurance and have respect for cultural diversity. The vision also includes a creative, safe, healthy environment for children. A place that honors family values and provides a safe environment where children are allowed to fail without fear, and view fear as another opportunity for learning; and gives children exposure to multiple situations in a variety of environments in order that they acquire confidence, and self-respect for others.
The school is a catalyst for reinforcing positive values in the community; a place that is an integral part of the community; an extension of the community; an investment in the community; and a model for innovative learning with an emphasis that teaches every child to be an educated, productive citizen of the world.
Last updated: 1/29/2019
Student Enrollment by Grade Level (School Year 2017—18)
|Grade Level||Number of Students|
Last updated: 1/25/2019
Student Enrollment by Student Group (School Year 2017—18)
|Student Group||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Black or African American||1.0 %|
|American Indian or Alaska Native||%|
|Hispanic or Latino||98.5 %|
|Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander||%|
|Two or More Races||%|
|Student Group (Other)||Percent of Total Enrollment|
|Socioeconomically Disadvantaged||100.0 %|
|English Learners||78.7 %|
|Students with Disabilities||8.1 %|