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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

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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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    LabArts 2015, April 10–12, Upper Kovler Gym

    Posted Apr 01 2015

    Don't miss this amazing school-wide event, the fourth annual celebration of visual and performing arts at Lab. Enjoy the gallery presentation of more than 500 individual pieces of visual art, illustrating the scope and sequence of the Fine Arts program at Lab.

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    New venue, new format, same great event

    Posted Mar 11 2015

    On Saturday, March 7, more than 750 people celebrated Lab at an all-new Connections. Lab’s annual gala fundraiser, held for the first time at Morgan Manufacturing, raised more than $400,000 for student financial aid.

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Upcoming Calendar

Monday, May 11

May Project

8:00am - 3:30pm Thru 6/4/2015
Wednesday, June 3

Parent to Parent

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am
Thursday, June 4

May Project Presentation

Student Awards Assembly

I-House Assembly Hall 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday, June 5


Kenwood Mall 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 6

Last day of Extended Day Saturday swim

SAT Testing

Seniors Prom

Museum of Science and Industry 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Monday, June 8

Last day of Extended Day spring quarter special classes

Last full day of HS classes

8:00am - 4:00pm

Senior Student-Athletes Sports Award Ceremony

Ida Noyes 11:00am - 1:00pm
Tuesday, June 9

Book Buyback

8:00am - 4:00pm Thru 6/11/2015

Science Final Exams

9:00am - 11:00am

8th Grade Graduation

Mandel Hall 3:00pm - 5:00pm Visit this Link
Wednesday, June 10

Last Day of Extended Day Bridge, Late Day, and Study Skills

Math Final Exams

9:00am - 11:00am

Seniors Luncheon & Rehearsal

12:00pm - 3:00pm

8th Grade Graduation Dance

International House at the University of Chicago 6:30pm - 9:30pm Visit this Link
Thursday, June 11

Last Day of Extended Day Early Day

Last Day of School, noon