PUENTE fosters a powerful home-to-school connection and an inclusive learning environment through preschool and charter elementary school for over 350 students annually. We empower students and their parents to improve outcomes for the whole family.


PUENTE Preschool provides high-quality early education to 40+ students. Students work towards state DRDP (Desired Results Developmental Profile) goals for kindergarten readiness.

PUENTE is a licensed child care provider offering part-day state preschool, with morning and afternoon sessions for children aged 3 to 4 years.

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Have questions? Contact Cassandra Avila, Preschool Enrollment and Office Manager at preschool@puente.org, or call 323-780-1172.

Facility Number: 198020437

Charter Elementary School

Our school combines the Common Core state standards curriculum with creative exploration, digital literacy, and parent engagement to help students develop a life-long love of learning. PUENTE Charter Elementary School serves students in grades TK-5.

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  • As a public school, enrollment is free and open to any California resident. Admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • PUENTE Charter celebrates English Learners, with a re-classification rate to English Proficient that far exceeds that of nearby public schools.
  • PUENTE Charter families have the option for after-school, offered in partnership with Think Together. Late pick-up is available up to 6 pm.
  • Parent engagement is encouraged through monthly family nights, the English learner advisory council, and regular newsletters.
  • We offer three free meals daily, summer bridge and enrichment courses, and field trips.