How to Enroll

The Palisades Charter Schools Complex provides for the free, nonsectarian, public education of students in Kindergarten through Grade 8. Palisades Charter Schools, as neighborhood schools, give first priority in admission to students who live in its attendance area in the Pacific Palisades community of Los Angeles.


If you live within the boundaries of Canyon Charter Elementary School, please complete the enrollment packet (will be provided in spring 2023).


Prior to receiving the enrollment packet, you will need to provide the office with the following documents:

1. Proof of residence including a property tax statement or lease agreement

2. Original copy of child's birth certificate

3. Parent/Guardian's identification

4. Immunization records

5. Utility bill (gas or DWP)


To check if you are zoned for attendance at Canyon School, please click here or view this boundary map.


Students eligible for Transitional Kindergarten (TK) will turn 5 between September 2, 2023 and September 1, 2024.


Parent Tours


Please join us for a tour of Canyon in 2023. Please check our homepage for tour sign ups. The final tour will be held on March 29, 2023.




The Palisades Complex Schools also provide for the education of non-neighborhood students who wish to attend based on the District’s Desegregation or Integration policy*. This is done through a lottery process.  The lottery for the 2023-24 school year will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023 at 9am via Zoom.


The application deadline for the Unified Enrollment lottery process is November 18, 2022. For more information, please visit: Starting in February 2023, families can apply for the waitlist (late lottery).


Results of the lottery will be posted online after the lottery is held.  You will need your student application number to view your place in the lottery list. You can view the results by clicking here to look up your student application number. Your application number can be found on the letter you received from Unified Enrollment.


The school office will contact families between May - August as seats become available.










*If the number of students who wish to attend a Palisades Charter Complex School exceeds the school’s capacity or the capacity of students that can be accommodated at any grade level, then the admission of new students is determined by a public random drawing [Education Code 47605(d)(2)(B)]. The random drawing for determining admission priority shall take into account the admission and enrollment priorities outlined in Canyon's charter.