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UCLA Middle School Accelerated

Los Angeles, California

Get InfoApply NowResidential and commuter 1-week program for middle school students in 20211 WeekTuition ranging from $1,999 - $2,799For students completing grades 6, 7, 8 (ages 12-14)

Our caring community at UCLA Middle School Accelerated

UCLA is recognized worldwide for excellence in academics and athletics. It is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 25 universities and has more NCAA team championships than any other school. With its suburban location in a beautiful Los Angeles neighborhood, UCLA is the perfect setting for a summer middle school program.

Our home on campus is Hedrick Hall. You will be a part of a dynamic community of students and staff living together in one residence hall. At Jr. Discovery at UCLA everyone is welcome and everyone belongs.

Whether you’re watching a movie or playing games in the lounge, it’s great to live with your new friends. And if you have any questions, your Resident Counselor (RC) lives down the hall and is there for you 24/7.


  • Live in double or triple room with communal bathrooms.
  • Every room includes a bed, study desk, closet, and wifi.
  • Lounges, game rooms, laundry facilities, and the Jr. Discovery office are all in our residence hall.
  • Live a short walk from Rieber dining hall, academic buildings, and the Wooden Sports and Recreation Center. Did we mention that we can see the Sunset Canyon Pool from our windows?


Eat in the modern Rieber dining hall. Enjoy 3 meals every weekday and 2 on the final day, when on campus. Choose from daily options at the salad bar, deli counter, pizza oven, stir fry station, dessert bar, and more. Vegetarian? Food Allergy? Special diets are not a problem.


Our RCs are committed to the support and supervision of UCLA Accelerated Middle School students. Daily sign-ins and room checks are used for your safety. We walk you to your courses and chaperone all-group activities and trips. If you have a question, just ask your RC.

Not feeling well? Our staff make all medical appointments, accompany students to medical facilities, obtain prescription medications, and notify parents after medical visits.

Discovery everything Los Angeles*

UCLA is minutes from the trendy Westwood Village. Movie premiers and celebrity sightings are common in Westwood. Stores like Target, Starbucks, and Urban Outfitters are just a short walk away. With over 50 restaurants and cafés and multiple movie theaters, everything is convenient. Want to explore Westwood? Our staff will take you and your friends there to do just that.

At UCLA, the entertainment capital of the world is at our doorstep. Los Angeles is famous for awesome television and movie studios, shopping, theater productions, and museums. Prefer the outdoors? LA has some of America’s greatest beaches. Spend your summer discovering everything that LA has to offer. It’s all included in your tuition.


  • Stroll along the Hollywood Walk of Fame and see the stars
  • Play pick-up basketball and soccer
  • Grab an ice cream and some UCLA Bruin gear at the Ackerman Student Union
  • Look for celebrities at Century City, Rodeo Drive, and The Grove
  • See great works of art and culture at places like the J. Paul Getty Museum, Armand Hammer Museum, or Griffith Observatory

So many ways to play at UCLA

In addition to courses, students can take advantage of the superb athletic and recreation facilities at UCLA in the evening with fellow program participants.


  • John Wooden Sports & recreation center
  • Pauley Pavilion Arena
  • Sunset Canyon Pool
  • Los Angeles Olympic Tennis Center
  • Drake Track Stadium