A Free K-5 Alternative - Company Message

WECS is closed due to coronavirus. If you would like to get in touch with the school, please call the office between 8:00 and 3:30 weekdays. During this closure, students will continue learning at home with teacher support.


WECS is a free, public charter school. We are centrally located across the street from Rec. Grove Park, the Willits Public Library, and the Mendocino County Museum.

Our mission is to equip elementary students with the academic and social skills needed to become self-motivated, competent, life-long learners. We strive to help students become productive citizens who respect themselves, others, community, diversity, and the environment. 

Our academic program includes inquiry-based learning, Spanish language development, outdoor and physical education, music, and art. 

All on-site classes are currently full; we welcome new student applications to keep on file at any time.  Kindergarten applications should be submitted by April 30 to be included in the lottery.  Please see the "Admissions" tab for more information.

Please call 459-1400 if you have questions.

For information about the Charter School Association of Willits board meetings, including agendas and minutes, please click: 

eScrip is easy! No cards to register and it can mean hundreds of dollars towards WECS. Please click this link and check it out. :