We welcome your interest in UCLA Lab School for your son or daughter’s elementary education. As the laboratory school of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies, we enroll approximately 450 students, ages 4-12.

Being part of a laboratory school community is a unique and rewarding experience. In addition to providing an engaging learning environment for our students, our classrooms and meeting spaces serve as a laboratory for researchers and educators to explore innovative ideas about teaching, learning, and child development.

Finding a school that’s the right fit for your family is important. Feedback from families demonstrates that those who take the time to get to know us are ultimately more satisfied and benefit more from their years here. We encourage you to attend one of our visiting days in the fall. We look forward to assisting you with the application process!

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General Information

Yearly Schedule

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.

After School and Pupil Free Day Programs

Our Extended Day Program offers fee-based care after school until 5:30 p.m. (or 6:00 p.m. for those who register and pay an additional fee). Care is also available on pupil free days and for some parent meetings held in the evenings; on these 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.