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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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    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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    Lower School teacher Kristin Frank named Golden Apple Teacher of Distinction

    Posted May 28 2014

    Congratulations to fifth grade teacher Kristin Frank. In addition to annually naming ten recipients of the Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Golden Apple Foundation also recognizes Teachers of Distinction, award finalists whose superior teaching work was additionally noted by the selection committee. Teachers of Distinction are recognized for their distinguished contribution to teaching and are asked to participate in the Golden Apple program. The Teachers of Distinction and ten Golden Apple Award winners are selected from a pool of 892 teachers. Thank you to the students, parents, and faculty who participated in this process.

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  • Academic/no school calendars for 2014–2015 AND 2015–2016 online now

    Posted May 28 2014

    The 2014–2015 planning calendar is now online. Parent-teacher conference days will be added and this calendar fully updated before the start of school in the fall. Please check back then. Key dates include:

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Upcoming Calendar

Wednesday, September 17

Sophomore Retreat

Perlstein Resort, Lake Delton, Wisconsin 12:15pm - 4:00pm Thru 9/19/2014

LS Parent Night

Blaine classrooms 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Thursday, September 18

PS (Grades 1 & 2) Parent Night

Earl Shapiro Hall 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Monday, September 22

LS Picture Day

Kovler Gymnasium

MS Picture Day

MS Picture Day

LS Picture Day

Blaine 8:30am - 3:30am
Wednesday, September 24

ESH Picture Day

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:30am - 3:30pm
Thursday, September 25

Rosh Hashanah*

Family Flu Vaccine Clinic at Lab

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, September 26

Rosh Hashanah

Monday, September 29

University of Chicago Fall Quarter Registration Forms Due

U-High 107 8:00am - 4:00pm