We believe that through our robust physical education (PE) program, Geffen Academy students will be fitter, healthier and more productive citizens. They will miss fewer days of school, be more attentive and focused during their studies, learn to work collaboratively with their peers and function at a higher level in both mind and body.
The emphasis of our program is placed on physical fitness, the development of effective motor skills, positive self-image, good sportsmanship, and an expanded interest in physical activities and sport.
Middle School: A Voyage of Discovery
At the Middle School level, PE is a mandatory core subject but it’s also a time when students can explore their options and find their fitness path. Students will participate in a variety of activities that will rotate throughout the school year. Health & Wellness and Aquatics will be taught each year, in addition to other options that could include:
ARCHERY • BASEBALL • BASKETBALL • CLIMBING WALL • GOLF • GYMNASTICS • LACROSSE AND FIELD HOCKEY • RACQUET SPORTS • ROPES COURSE • SOCCER • SOFTBALL • STRENGTH TRAINING • TRACK AND FIELD • VOLLEYBALL • YOGA
High School: Going Deeper
High school students will have the opportunity to complete in-depth study in areas of their choosing, including sports conditioning, yoga, martial arts, CrossFit, adventure sports and self-defense.
Using UCLA resources such as the Wooden Center, Drake Stadium, Intramural Fields and Sunset Canyon Recreation Center, we can facilitate student participation in additional sports and activities, depending on student interest, including:
EQUESTRIAN • ROWING • FENCING • WATER POLO
“With access to UCLA sports, aquatics and tennis facilities, as well as the UCLA Challenge Course, Geffen Academy students will be able to take their athleticism to the next level.”
DAVID COLLICUTT, C.A.A., B.A. Athletic Director
Becoming a Team Player
As John Wooden, UCLA’s iconic coach, once said, “A player who makes a team great is more valuable than a great player.” Our Athletics program encourages students to pursue leadership through competitive sports. Competitive excellence can drive students to learn at a faster rate, perform at a higher level and bring their best effort — all of which can also be applied to classroom skills and habits.