List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Q. How do you apply?

    Applications for 2024-2025 will open in late August 2023. Please view the application process page for application requirements and deadlines.
  • Q. How can I visit?

    Opportunities to visit exist in the form of virtual Open Houses and Q&A sessions; we invite you to check here for upcoming events. Due to deep interest, we are not always able to accommodate every party. We look forward to providing alternative methods to explore what our campus and school community have to offer in the future.
  • Q. What is Geffen Academy’s relationship with UCLA?

    As indicated in our name, Geffen Academy at UCLA is affiliated with the world-renowned university. We invite you to visit the Our UCLA Partnership page for more details.
  • Q. How much will it cost to attend?

    We invite you to view our Cost & Tuition Assistance page.
  • Q. What kind of candidates are you looking for?

    Our students will come to us with a range of backgrounds, experiences, learning styles, characteristics and personalities. We hope our prospective candidates are interested in embodying many of the attributes we value as they move through their secondary school years. Geffen Academy at UCLA seeks to graduate students who are eager to learn, self-directed, independent, curious and inquisitive, persistent, enthusiastic, resilient and risk-takers. It is also important that Geffen Academy students work well with others, are respectful and kind to others, have an interest in seeing a bigger purpose beyond themselves, and have a willingness to show a commitment to service and social justice. To learn more about our students and programs, please visit our Video Gallery.
  • Q. What does it mean if I work at UCLA?

    Geffen Academy was partly founded to assist in the recruitment and retention of UCLA faculty and staff. Up to 50% of the student body may be comprised of UCLA full-time employed faculty or staff. All candidates, regardless of UCLA status, are considered and evaluated by the same admissions criteria.
  • Q. What is the sibling policy?

    Geffen Academy strives to be a family-oriented community, enriched by families with more than one child at the school. Our goal in the admission process is to enroll children who will find personal and academic success at Geffen Academy. We work closely with all prospective families to determine if Geffen Academy is the best match for each child. We recognize that no one school is a match for every child in a family. Thus, sibling admissions to Geffen Academy at UCLA is not guaranteed. It is strongly recommended that all families apply to additional schools or have alternate plans for the upcoming year in order for their child to have multiple options. Lastly, families with a sibling in the applicant pool will be notified of their admission decision prior to non-sibling applicants.
If you have additional questions, we invite you to email admissions@geffenacademy.ucla.edu.