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Principal's Message

Welcome Mr. Martinez, NASA's new School Principal


Me da tanto orgullo servir la escuela charter NEW Academy of Science and Arts y a la communidad en que se encuentra!

I am so incredibly proud to serve the NEW Academy of Science and Arts (NASA) charter school and community. NASA is a TK through 5th grade elementary dual language program school located in Pico Union/Westlake region near downtown Los Angeles. NASA was conceived and chartered in 2003 by New Economics for Women and is strongly committed to a wonderful community of Latinos and immigrant families.

We believe that every child will excel when given a meaningful and rigorous education, and that this coincides with our mission to create a child-centered environment where students are able to work cooperatively, become self- directed, think critically, develop self-esteem and self-assurance, and have respect for cultural diversity.

NASA has responded to the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic using guidance from federal, state, and local health agencies as well as guidance from state and district educational agencies. It has been our paramount objective to keep our students safe, healthy, and educationally engaged. NASA continues in its tradition of developing innovative ways to prepare our students academically and to build a community of life-long learners who will become leaders in a multicultural environment.

David Martinez


N.E.W. Academy of Science and Art