Children must be at least 4 years old by September 1 of the year they begin at the school.
Our academic year coincides with the University of California calendar, observing many of the same holidays and recesses. The school year typically begins just after Labor Day and ends in mid-June. In addition to holidays and recesses, there are a number of pupil free days which are used for curriculum planning or professional development.
Daily Class Schedule
- 4-year-olds: 8:15 – 11:30 a.m.
- 5- to 12-year-olds: 8:15 a.m. – 2:55 p.m.
The Extended Day Program offers fee-based child care after school until 6 p.m. Child care is also available on pupil free days and for some parent meetings held in the evenings; on such occasions care is typically provided by UCLA Lab School teaching assistants.
UCLA Lab School does not provide transportation. Public bus services and parent carpools are the usual means of transportation. We will assist families in finding other families for carpool purposes.
Visiting Days for Prospective Parents
Every fall, we offer open house programs for parents who are interested in applying for admission for their children. For information about these meetings, click here.
UCLA Lab School determines tuition annually. A large proportion of our families are eligible for financial aid; the actual amount of tuition paid by each family depends upon that family’s financial resources. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. For further information on financial aid, please contact Sara Hernandez.