1 . Complete the Smart Aid Application
General information needed to complete the application:
  • Current income
  • Household expenses
  • Current asset and debt information
2 . Documents to Upload onto the Smart Aid Website
After completing the application you will be prompted to upload the following documents to the Smart Aid website:
  • Tax return (for the 2020-21 award year the 2018 tax return is required) with all schedules (this includes if you have either an S-Corp or Partnership listed on Schedule E or your 1040, please submit the corresponding K-1's and form 1065 or 1120S)
  • All W-2 and/or 1099 forms (2018 form are required for the 2020-21 year)
  • Most recent pay stubs (if applicable)

Welcome from the Admissions Team

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 to 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.

— Admissions Team

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  • John Hoyt

    Director of Enrollment Management
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  • Miriam Margolis

    Admissions and Enrollment Manager
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  • Jessica McKay

    Director of Outreach & Inclusion
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  • Simon Pae

    Enrollment Management Specialist
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Why Consider Our School?

  • We are a university-affiliated secondary school with a curriculum that offers academic depth, inspiration, and a humane approach to adolesence, which is based on research and best practice
  • We partner with UCLA, a world-renowned research and teaching institution, to provide unparalleled opportunities for students and families
  • Our educators are outstanding, with expert content knowledge and extraordinary relational skills
  • We encourage students to take intellectual risks, try on new ideas, ask questions, create innovative aproaches to solving problems, and communicate powerfully
  • Our students learn design thinking and use the tools of innovation to solve problems of their own choosing
  • We care deply about wellness, model it in our community, and teach it in our curriculum
  • We are a vibrant, inclusive, kind, and active school community; we believe in the power and promise of our students
Finding the school that’s right for your family can be a challenging but exciting process. Our admission team is available to answer your questions about Geffen Academy and guide you through the admissions journey.

We invite you to explore our site for further information and email admissions@geffenacademy.ucla.edu anytime for additional questions!