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UCLA Middle School Enrichment

Los Angeles, California

Get InfoApply NowResidential and commuter programs for Middle School students3 Week ProgramTuition ranging from $3,499 - $6,999For students completing grades 6, 7, 8 (ages 12-14)Photo Gallery
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You’ll love Jr. Discovery at UCLA

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.

During our 33 year partnership with UCLA, we have provided incredible summer experiences for thousands of middle school students from the United States and all over the world. In our Jr. Discovery community, everyone is welcome and everyone belongs. Join us and create long-lasting friendships this summer.

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Residential Life

Live with your new friends on UCLA’s beautiful suburban campus. Become more mature and confident with the support of our amazing staff.


Choose from 30 different interactive Skills for the Mind and Body educational workshops. Digital Photography. Pre-Algebra. Mock Trial. Tennis. Volleyball.


Spend your summer discovering everything LA has to offer. From Manhattan Beach to Disneyland to LA Dodgers baseball games, every day on and off campus is action-packed.


Take advantage of the amazing Pac-12 athletic facilities at UCLA through Skills for the Body workshops, pick-up games, and tournaments.


Summer Enrichment Programs for Middle School Students

A day in the life

  • 8:30am   Roll out of bed and head to Rieber dining hall where you can enjoy a bagel, eggs, fruit, and more on your way to class.
  • 9:15am   Meeting time. Hear about the day’s exciting activities, world news and sports highlights, and today’s weather.
  • 9:30am   Grab your notebook and pen (or your laptop) and don’t be late for your first Skills for the Mind workshop.
  • 11:00am   Morning Break. Grab a snack or say hi to your friends before heading to your next workshop.
  • 11:15am   Keep up the great work during your second Skills for the Mind workshop.
  • 12:30pm   Enjoy lunch with friends, relax in the lounge, and prepare for your afternoon Skills for the Body workshop.
  • 2:30pm   Head to the field, the gym, or the dance studio for your afternoon Skills for the Body workshop.
  • 4:30pm   Your summer, your way. Sign up for the activities you want to do. Choose from beaches, sports, arts & crafts, museums, and more.
  • 6:00pm   Dinner time. Enjoy the unlimited portions at Rieber dining hall. UCLA has some of the best food of any college campus.
  • 7:00pm   Movie premiers. Karaoke Night. Rock-n-Bowl. Major league sports. You will never forget the memories you make with your friends in LA.
  • 10:00pm   Enjoy some snacks, watch a movie, or play ping pong in the lounge. After a full day, it’s nice to relax with friends.

* Schedule/times are approximate samples and vary on each campus.

Arrival and departure days

You must arrive and depart on the specified arrival and departure days only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.

3 week session: Arrive June 30, depart July 19

Airport Transfers

Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for $75 each way. We will meet you at either the baggage claim area or outside customs for international flights to assist with your arrival. For departures, our staff will assist you with check-in and accompany you to security.

Dates & Tuition

Tuition Includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing in UCLA Residence Hall, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, meals on campus, use of UCLA athletic and recreation facilities, activities, trips, excursions per catalog, transportation to and from all included activities, blanket, pillow, sheets, and towel.

Not Included: $100 application fee (non-refundable); $95 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers, books/class materials and course supplements, meals off campus, laundry, shopping, spending money, medical expenses.

Commuter Student Tuition Includes: Skills for Mind and Body Workshops, lunch in Hedrick dining hall Monday-Thursday, Friday trips, daily afternoon activity, and access to Hedrick Hall lounges. Overnight stays are not permitted.

Join our program as a commuter student

Students who live in the Los Angeles area can participate in our program as a commuter student. Live at home and take part in our program Monday-Friday. Join Skills for the Mind and Body workshops and afternoon activities Monday-Thursday. On Friday, you’re invited to participate in our all-group day trip. We go to Manhattan Beach, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other fun attractions. Visit our commuter page for more details. 

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