Executive Director’s Message:

Greetings LbD School Community!


We hope that you and your loved ones have been able to remain safe and healthy during this Coronavirus pandemic. This moment in time is like no other that any of us have experienced in our lifetime. But, we won’t let that stop us. It is during trying times that we come to learn what one is truly made of. True to our school’s spirit, we remain positive, hopeful, tenacious and determined to make sure we continue to support you in every way possible. While our school building is temporarily closed, learning and nurturing will not stop. We are here for you now as we continue to work diligently to prepare our school for your safe return in the Fall 2020. In the meantime, please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns. But, most importantly, stay safe and healthy. We miss you and look forward to seeing you all soon!


In partnership,

Charla Harris

Learning by Design


Welcome to

Learning by Design Charter School 

Are you looking for a more Innovative, Personalized, Project-based, STEAM-focused learning opportunity for your child? Want an educational experience that is responsive to the careers of today and those of the future? Want your child to have more voice and choice in their educational experience?


If this is the case, then Learning by Design Charter School is the place for you. We are a new elementary school which opened in the Fall of 2018. We are located at 7019 S. Van Ness Avenue and we are currently enrolling all grades TK-5!

Calendar Updates (during COVID-19 School Closures)

  • March 13 - School Closure due to COVID - 19

  • March 23- Distance Learning Begins *(Check with Teachers for assignments and scheduled ZOOM meetings)

  • April 3- Observance Cesar Chavez Day

  • April 6-10 - Spring Break

  • May - July - Virtual Tours and Info Sessions Coming Soon!!

Updated and Most Recent Announcements and Resources 

  • Education Protection Account (EPA)

  • Budget Overview for Parents (BOP)

  • Transparency Resolution

  • COVID-19 Prevention Program (CPP)

  • COVID-19 School Guidance Checklist 

  • Learning Continuity Plan Report

  • Learning Continuity Plan Public Hearing, September 23, 2020 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm

  • COVID-19 Operations Written Report

  • School Town Hall meeting Wednesday, Aug. 5 at 5:30pm

  • Grab and Go Meals service (Tuesdays and Thursdays 8am-10am) 

  • School Closure updates for Families 

  • Covid-19 Community Resources 

  • We are loaning out Chromebooks to our enrolled families as needed. (Please contact us at (323) 903-5712 to schedule pick up of a Chromebook) 

  • Enroll Now- 2020-21 Enrollment Forms available now. Open Enrollment through August 1st, 2020

  • Fundraising -  Please support and contribute to LBD's fundraising efforts via AmazonSmile

  • Pandemic-EBT - Get help buying food while schools are closed.

  • Pandemic-EBT Frequently Asked Questions 

  • End of Year News and Updates