Marquez Elementary Charter School provides a free, nonsectarian, public education for students in Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 5.

We serve an urban, multicultural, multiethnic student body without regard for ethnicity, sex, age, national origin, or disability. 

The school’s educational program serves students of all abilities ranging from those who require remedial attention to gifted and highly gifted children.


How to Apply


Check Your Zone

As a neighborhood school, the first priority in admission is given to students who live in its attendance area in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles.

To find out if you are in our attendance area for enrollment, please go to, click on Find a School, and then go to Resident School Identifier.

Non-residents may apply through our charter lottery process. Applications are generally available the beginning of February. Please call the office for details at (310) 454 - 4019.

Charter Lottery for Non- Residents (Important Dates)

Monday, January 22, 2018:  Applications available in Office

Friday, March 9, 2018:  Deadline to submit applications

Friday, March 16, 2018:  Charter Lottery Conducted

*All students who submit a charter application will be placed on a wait list based on the result of the Charter Lottery.


Pick Up Registration Packet

Please stop by our school office to pick up your packet and bring:

  • Proof of Residence
    Escrow papers, lease agreement, official government mail or utility bill (only gas, water or electric bills acceptable). Phone bills will not be accepted. You must bring the original document to the office to be copied.

  • Valid Parent ID


Submit Your Registration Packet

Return your completed packet to our school office along with:

  • Proof of Child’s Age
    Birth Certificate (not Hospital Certificate) or Passport . You must bring the original document to the office to be copied

  • Verification of Immunizations
    A health card or printout stamped by the medical office or clinic administering the vaccines or in the form of a letter on the doctor’s or clinic’s letterhead. Follow this link for LAUSD’s immunization policy.


Students Admitted at Ages 4-6 (including transitional kindergarten):

Students Admitted at Ages 7-17:

  • Diphtheria,Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP, DTP, DT, Tdap, or Td)—4 doses (3 doses OK if last dose was given on or after 2nd birthday)

  • Polio (OPV or IPV)—4 doses (3 doses OK if one was given on or after 2nd birthday)

  • Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR)—1 dose (2 doses required at 7th grade)         

  • Varicella (Chickenpox) (Admission at ages 7-12 years need 1 dose; ages 13-17 years need 2 doses)

  • Tetanus, Diphtheria,and Pertussis (Tdap) —1 dose at  7th grade or out-of-state transfer admission at 8th–12th grades (1 dose on or after the 7th birthday)         

How To Visit

Prospective Parent Tours take place in the Fall and Spring, featuring a presentation about the kindergarten program, a brief overview of all our programs, introduction to our supporting organizations, tour of the school, and a question and answer session with refreshments at the end. Younger children and prospective children are welcome to accompany you.

Tour Dates:

Friday, October 20, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.

Friday, December 1, 2017 @ 9:00 a.m.

Friday, February 2, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

Friday, April 13, 2018 @ 9:00 a.m.

Contact the office for questions you might have: 310-454-4019



TK – G5

Soon after the start of the school year, your child’s teacher will provide you with an overview of the coming year at Back to School Night. We recommend that these are attended each year even if you are a long-time parent at the school, as things do change.

TK and Kindergarten

A special welcome gathering for parents of joining TK and kindergarten children is held just before school starts, usually the day before. The children are invited to attend as well.