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Innovation

At the heart of Milken’s mission is a commitment to preparing students for the challenges of tomorrow. Our relentless focus on innovation drives their creativity and ambition as they take advantage of exciting opportunities to imagine, discover and explore. Milken’s signature programs boost students’ confidence in their own abilities and give them the skills and resources to shape the future with their own two hands.

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  • The Guerin Family Institute and Fab Lab

    Located on the Upper School campus, the Guerin Family Institute and Fab Lab is a state-of-the-art home for student exploration and invention. Housing a computer-aided design (CAD) lab, an engineering lab and a cutting-edge classroom, this digital workshop enables students to redefine possibilities in programming and design. The Guerin Institute and Fab Lab – the area's only MIT-inspired Fab Lab – is equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine and key programming tools and features open spaces meant to foster collaboration and support the free flow of creative ideas. Spurred on by their work here, many Milken students into national and international competitions, often walking away with prestigious awards and recognition.
  • Architechture + Design Institute

    Milken’s Architecture + Design Institute (ADI) is a national leader in preparing students with a comprehensive foundation in product and structural design. Using mathematical, scientific and artistic processes, students harness creative solutions to real-world problems, learning from professional architects and designers through presentations, panels, field trips and hands-on experiences in the community.

    Our students approach design challenges from both a human and environmental perspective. 

    Their time immersed at ADI enables them to study the sacredness of design through exploration of heritage and culture and to consider ecosystems, natural resources and the use of recycled, reusable and sustainable materials as critical factors in their work.
  • MAST

    The Mitchell Academy of Science and Technology (MAST) provides Milken students with extraordinary elective and extracurricular science opportunities. In tandem with our Science Department, MAST provides a wide variety of programs in biology, chemistry, physics, anatomy and physiology, sports medicine, environmental science and neuroscience. Access and support are key pillars of MAST: Students receive encouragement and professional guidance as they create their own advanced research projects.

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    X-Learning

    A unique program that connects students’ learning to their interests, X-Learning involves the Middle School community in the design process, engaging them to solve real-world problems and cultivating their abilities as innovators and entrepreneurs. The program harnesses the power of immersive learning, giving students access to a leading-edge Makerspace that allows them to master vital design principles.
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    Makerspace

    Designed to spark imagination and creativity, Milken’s Makerspace introduces students to fundamental skill-building projects such as soft circuitry and design challenges they can explore either individually or in teams. Our digital design and fabrication tools range from simple screwdrivers to state-of-the art 3D printers and a laser cutter. In the Makerspace, our students have the freedom to develop an innovator’s mindset and the competence to build whatever they can dream.
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    MIX (Milken Innovator’s Xpo)

    Each year, eighth grade students showcase their X-Learning work at the Milken Innovator’s Xpo (MIX), an opportunity to share the results of year-long, independent passion projects. Students have started businesses, developed apps and created gadgets. Seventh graders participate, as well, offering insights into their X-Learning experience and displaying what they have done.

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Milken is a vibrant academic home for diverse students from across Los Angeles. What they find here is an environment that emphasizes critical thinking, prioritizes personal development and fosters a sense of cohesive community. We invite you to get to know us better.