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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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  • Miriam Margolis

    Director of Admissions
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  • Raquel Ochoa

    Assistant Director of Admissions and Outreach
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  • Melissa Castro

    Admissions 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 adolescence, 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 approaches 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 deeply 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 with any questions!