A key mechanism by which we build school community is through grade-wide and division-wide assemblies we call Community Time. These gatherings offer students and Educators moments to engage with culturally relevant topics and events in a dynamic, interactive setting. 

Some of our past Community Times have included: 

  • A conversation with Donzaleigh Abernathy, civil rights activist and actress
  • A keynote by Lawrence Ross on institutional racism on high school and college campuses 
  • A conversation with Sam Mihara, a survivor of Japanese internment camps during WWII 
  • Lunar New Year celebrations 
  • Nowruz celebrations 
  • Grade-level trivia competitions 
  • Halloween costume contest
  • Holiday gingerbread house competition

To learn more about Geffen Academy's school community, visit our Video Gallery page.