Lab News

  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall

    Posted September 29, 2015

    The construction fence is gone and the lilacs are back!

  • MacArthur ”genius” Labbies

    Posted September 29, 2015

    Astrophysicist and MacArthur “genius” Andrea Ghez is quoted in the NYT on, How MacArthur Geniuses Handle Their Money Windfalls. She is one of four people associated with Lab who have won this prestigious award. She is joined by former teacher Vivian Paley who won in 1986 and two (yes two) members of the class of 1969: musician George E. Lewis won in 2002 and and geriatrician Dr. Diane Meier won the same year as Ms. Ghez, 2008.

  • U-Highers study at Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA

    Posted September 17, 2015

    As part of the University of Chicago’s expanding partnership with Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, a dozen U-Highers, accompanied by Lab science teachers and staff, spent a week getting their hands wet.

  • Studying the vocabulary of the environment

    Posted September 17, 2015

    Last spring High School Spanish students wrote sentences and found images that related to their hopes and fears about pollution or possible ways of helping the environment. They collaged them into profile images of themselves to reflect the very personal nature of their expressions.

  • Lab is now accepting applications for the 2016-17 academic year

    Posted August 25, 2015

    Our goal is to support your effort to find a school that fits your child’s and family’s needs. Like many independent schools, Lab’s admission process, and especially the number of available openings, varies by grade level, and from year to year. Learn more about Lab’s admission process on our website.

  • Summer Lab brings together mix of campers, older students, young alumni, and adults

    Posted August 19, 2015

    The numbers tell an impressive story: A dozen young alumni, 53 current Lab students, and about 66 current Lab teachers worked with 1,000+ campers who hail from eight countries and seven states. See pictures here and on the Summer Lab website.

  • Summer Reading lists are here!

    Posted June 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.

  • Lower School efforts reach Nepal

    Posted June 10, 2015

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

  • 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.

  • 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.