Prospective Students

LAUSD will be sending acceptance and wait list letters home beginning March 13th. Wanna see our school? Tours will resume in September.  


The next MPA meeting is Wednesday, March 29th, 2016 at 7:00 PM in room E10.  All parents welcome!  


Who knows better how remarkable our educational program is than, you, our alumni? We gave you an awesome foundation, now help build on that for future generations.

Latest News

National Merit Award Winner!

Magnet Schools of America honors Cleveland Humanities Magnet as a School of Excellence!

Coordinator’s COREner (March 10-17)

Read this week’s “Coordinator’s COREner” for important information and upcoming events!

Article of the Month

Read John Ogden’s “U.S. Public Schools Should Revive Stagnant Humanities and Arts Education”.

Competitions for Corebabies

Learn more about exciting opportunities geared towards Corebabies!

Straight-A Cupcake Day

Congratulations to our Straight-A students! You’ve earned a cupcake!


  • 9th Grade

    In the context of a global perspective, students explore geography, the diversity of cultural expressions and the effects globalization has on nature, societies, and the individual. Students then apply this to the Australian Aboriginal, Mexican, South African and Chinese cultures. A major part of each unit is an emphasis on critical thinking and essay writing.

  • 10th Grade

    Core 10 is, put simply, a survey of the development of Western Civilization, including the role of religion in all of these civilizations. We begin with the birth of Western thought in Greece and then analyze its progression up to and including the VERY EARLY Twentieth Century.

  • 11th Grade

    “One of the fundamental questions of our day is whether the tradition of struggle…the struggle for decency and dignity, for freedom and democracy…can be preserved and expanded.” We will explore that struggle historically and personally as a way of preserving and expanding our identities as members of a democracy and of the larger human community.

  • 12th Grade

    What is a human being? What can a human being know? We discuss the ideas of Montaigne, Shakespeare, Descartes, Hume, Marx, Darwin, Stendhal, Nietzsche, Freud, Sartre, Vonnegut, Ravitch, Foucault, Rorty, E.O. Wilson, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Nussbaum, but we haven’t reached any definitive answers and expect students to come up with their own.