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11000 Kinross Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

(310) 794-9877

Geffen Academy at UCLA is a university-affiliated school for students in grades 6-12. We value academic depth and inspiration within a humane educational environment. Our community is guided by principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Geffen Academy students are encouraged to be questioners, analysts, and presenters, who are creative, collaborative, and active young adults. Our students practice their skills, competencies, and relationships with deliberation. Geffen Academy graduates believe that knowledge is beautiful, transformative, and relevant to one’s life and civic responsibility in a global community.

A Word From Admissions

On behalf of the entire Geffen Academy at UCLA community, welcome, and thank you for considering our school. We encourage you to explore our website and get a feel for what Geffen Academy is all about. Our hope is that you will recognize the academic depth mixed with a compassionate approach to teaching young people. We believe that intellectual, social, physical, and emotional development are interconnected, and that engagement happens when a student’s strengths, challenges, and interests are all part of their learning environment.

Academic Atmosphere

Traditional, compassionate, creative, and adaptable.

Best Fit For Kids Who Are

Curious and have an appetite for learning.

Popular Programs/Electives

Geffen Academy is proud to feature unique departments such as Wellness and i-Track. For a more detailed course listing, as well as departmental explanations of purpose, please see the “Academics” tab on Geffen Academy’s website.

APs/Advanced Courses

General education requirements are accompanied by courses that allow students to delve more deeply into a field of their choosing by taking concentration courses and advanced courses within or across disciplines. Advanced courses allow students to move at an accelerated pace and often demand additional work by examining the methodologies within the particular field or discipline of the course. Most advanced classes have prerequisites, which may include departmental approval.

Interesting Facts

– Students start school at 9 a.m. to ensure they have ample time for sleep.
– 89% of all Educators hold advanced degrees.
– Students engage in 27+ student-initiated clubs such as Student Librarians Association, Probability through Poker, Intersectional Feminist Club, and E-Sports Club, as well as ten established affinity groups.

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Co-Ed or Single Sex
Religious Affiliation
Class Size
Financial Aid
31% of families receive financial aid
Applications Due
December 9, 2022
Entrance Exam Required
ISEE/SSAT (Optional)
Scores Due
January 6, 2023
Decisions Released
March 10, 2023