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UCLA Lab School is an elementary school and a laboratory for research and professional development in education providing hands-on, minds-on learning experiences for 450 students in a diverse learning community.
UCLA Lab School began in 1882 as the demonstration school for the State Normal School at Los Angeles, which was established to train teachers for the growing city. It moved to its current location on the UCLA campus in 1949 with Corinne A. Seeds as principal. Under her leadership, the school became known for progressive education methods and influenced teaching practices nationally. Other important educators who have held leadership positions at the school include John Goodlad and Madeline Hunter.
With buildings designed by architects Richard Neutra, Robert Alexander, and Barton Phelps, the campus offers opportunities for indoor-outdoor experiential learning and includes a natural creek and over 35 different species of trees.