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Learning by doing has guided the efforts of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools since Professor John Dewey first began testing his educational theories in 1896. Beginning with a handful of children and growing to over 1770 students Lab has earned a well-deserved international reputation for excellence. More

Lab News

  • U-High Midway earns National Scholastic Press All American rating for 49th time

    Posted Sep 24 2014

    For the 49th consecutive year the Midway has received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association.

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    “WeatherBug” program places third-grader on WGN-TV’s Friday Forecast

    Posted Sep 24 2014

    Daisy Coleman joined meteorologist Paul Konrad on WGN as part of the TV station’s Friday Forecaster program that promotes weather education in schools. See the segment online.

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    Lab welcomes new faculty and staff, as well as employees in new roles

    Posted Sep 10 2014
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    Director Robin Appleby shares thoughts for the start of school year

    Posted Sep 10 2014
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    Lab and the Lab+ campaign make the cover of UChicago publication, Inspirit

    Posted Aug 20 2014

    Inspirit is designed to share news with the University community about UChicago’s highest priorities and its philanthropic partners. Lab made the cover of the summer 2014 issue under the title “Exceeding Expectations.” Read the story.

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Upcoming Calendar

Monday, October 20

Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences begins

High School office UH107 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, October 21

High School Midterm Comments Available


Sixth- and Eighth-Grade ERB Testing

Thru 10/23/2014

Sign-up for Parent/Teacher Conferences

High School Office 8:00am - 4:00pm Thru 11/4/2014

Yelllowstone National Park Information session

UH213 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 23


*Holiday begins at sunset on the previous day.

Lab E-News Day

Friday, October 24

Extended Day closed for grades N - 7

PS Parent Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Earl Shapiro Hall

8th Grade Science Trip

State Park, La Grange IL 8:00am - 2:35pm

LS Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Blaine classrooms 8:00am - 3:00pm

6th & 7th Grade Conferences

8:00am - 3:00pm
Saturday, October 25

ACT Testing


Sunny Gym (Historic Campus) 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday, October 29

LS Picture Retake Day

Blaine Hall

MS Picture Retakes

Thursday, October 30

Picture Retake Day for ESH

Earl Shapiro Hall

HS Fall Theatre Production

7:30pm - 9:30pm Thru 11/1/2014
Friday, October 31

MS Fall Quarter Ends (8 Weeks)

Sunday, November 2

HS Admissions Open House

12:00pm - 4:00pm