The Guerin Family Institute for Advanced Sciences

In September 2016, the Guerin Family Institute for Advanced Sciences at Milken was officially opened after undergoing an incredible $6.2 million renovation. The cutting-edge science facility's makeover was part of Milken's ongoing commitment to advancing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education, promoting innovative technologies, and positioning Milken as a world-class educational institution.

The Institute

The Guerin Institute, located on the Upper School campus, houses the area's only MIT-Inspired FAB LAB, joining a global network of FAB LABS. The comprehensively advanced science facility also houses a CAD Lab, engineering lab, and an international classroom designed to connect students with a global community of professional and educational resources.

Equipped with 3D printers, laser cutters, a milling machine, and programming tools, The Guerin Institute has been a welcome hub on campus encouraging hands-on student exploration, imagination, and invention. Students are encouraged and inspired to become innovators and entrepreneurs, with several who even own and operate their own successful businesses. They even compete nationally and internationally in notable science contests, often winning prestigious awards and recognition.

The design of the facility includes glass walls and open spaces invite people to observe, collaborate and innovate at the highest level of detail. A centerpiece on campus, The Guerin is also an attractive meeting space, which accommodates classes and special events, and students and faculty from all disciplines have utilized the tools, technology, and training available. The sky is the limit when it comes to what you can create in this digital workshop.

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Whether you're coding or engineering something, if you can dream it, you can do it in the CAD Lab. Using our computer-aided design lab, students convert their ideas into models and learn how they can interact with the world. Here, you can design anything your mind can create, and from there, you can share it with the world in the Global Classroom or head on over to the FAB Lab to create it.

International Classroom

Connect with the world. Here, students have the opportunity to interact with professionals – like NASA engineers, Technion scientists, and astronauts – and college professors at MIT, CalTech, UCLA, USC, among others throughout the world. Where else can you video conference with some of the brightest minds in the world, connecting with up to seven other FAB Labs at once?


Milken offers one of the only FAB Labs in Los Angeles, and is one of the first FAB Labs to be built at a high school in the United States. Inspired by the MIT FAB Lab, the facility provides students with unique opportunities to research and build whatever their minds can dream.

Engineering Lab

Build it from scratch. In the engineering lab, students manipulate state-of-the-art tools to build working versions of their innovations. The Robotics team at Milken takes full advantage of the facility to not only build their robots but also actually fabricate all of the parts needed for them. 

The Philosophy

It's not enough to just offer great science facilities. The Guerin Institute offers an education like no other school. We believe in integrated STEM, and our innovative technique for teaching impacts all areas of study. Our educators believe that if a student thinks they can do something, that it’s our job to help them achieve their dreams. 

Students learn in an atmosphere that is devoted to helping them achieve new things, and Milken is devoted to empowering students to make a difference in the world. From generating 3D printed artificial limbs to attempting to break Guinness World Records, students are encouraged to push the boundaries of the traditional classroom and reach beyond where they imagined possible. Our technique prepares students for the world that will be, rather than the world as it is. This level of learning not only improves the educational experience as a whole, it also offers students an edge when applying for college. 

School Information

Saperstein Middle School Campus
    15900 Mulholland Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.903.4800 

Upper School Campus 
    15800 Zeldins’ Way, Los Angeles, CA 90049  
    Tel 310.440.3500  
    Fax 310.471.5139

Milken School is a college prep private day school in Los Angeles established on the foundation of the highest academic standards and Jewish values. This Jewish Day School serves students in grades 7-12.

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