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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

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    Summer Reading lists are here!

    Posted Jun 23 2015

    Every summer, Lab librarians provide families with suggestions to keep kids and families immersed in great, age appropriate books over break. Please visit the Lim (grades N–2), Knes (grades 3–5), Middle (grades 6–8), and High School (grades 9–12) library websites for these suggestions. We hope your summer is filled with great adventures—real and imagined.

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    Lower School efforts reach Nepal

    Posted Jun 10 2015

    Lab Lower Schoolers worked to raise funds and offer friendship to students whose schools suffered damage in the Nepal earthquakes.

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    The Horn Book Magazine publishes Lab librarian Lee McLain’s essay, “What Makes a Good Fractured Fairy Tale?”

    Posted May 28 2015

    “Primary school–age children are ripe for enjoying literary parody, and fractured fairy tales are a great introduction,” writes ESH librarian Lee McLain. She goes on to discuss the concepts of parody, perspective, and context in her review that appears in the current issue of the Horn Book, a widely respected journal of children’s and young adult literature first published in 1924.

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    Lower Schoolers weave support for Nepalese quake survivors

    Posted May 19 2015

    Concerned about the fate of surviving children and families following the Nepal earthquakes in April and May, Lower School children decided to act.

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    Lab Arts and Health Fair in photos

    Posted Apr 16 2015

    Visit the Laboratory Schools’ Flickr site to see photos from Lab Arts and the Schools’ first-ever Health Fair.

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