Lab News

  • Students collect and donate more than 2,000 books to UC charter schools

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Middle and High School students helped collect, sort, and count more than 2,000 books that they then donated to the UChicago charter school: North Kenwood/ Oakland (NKO) elementary school. The book drive took place before spring break and, says Service Learning Coordinator Hannah Evans, “given the large number of books we received, we will now be able to offer reading materials to the other UC charter school campuses.”

  • Teacher Lisa Harrison uses an unusual week to teach kids about palindromes

    Posted April 16, 2014

    Every date this week is a palindrome (a word, a sentence, or a number that is read the same way forward and backward) and second grade teacher Lisa Harrison has taken note. She is using this special set of dates to show her students how this fun language puzzle works:

  • Honey Bee Blogspot

    Posted April 14, 2014

    Having bee hives in the Lab garden has allowed several N/K, Primary and Lower School classes to explore the fascinating world of bees. Students are curious about the hives, the stings and, of course, the honey. Read a fascinating transcript of a conversation between teachers and some of Lab’s littlest learners on the Bee Blog.

  • Varsity basketball team wins 3A Regional Championship against Chicago Vocational

    Posted March 10, 2014

    Tied at 55 with 30 seconds remaining in the game the Maroon’s Jordan Moran passed to Max Rothschild at the high post, Max drove to the basket and put up a left handed floater that banked off the backboard and through the net to put the Maroons ahead for good with just six seconds in the game. The Maroons celebrated the signature win after watching the 3-point shot attempt from Chicago Vocational High School miss the basket as time expired.

  • Gordon Parks Arts Hall

    Hobson and Lucas honor Gordon Parks with $25 million grant for Arts Hall

    Posted February 24, 2014

    The George Lucas Family Foundation has committed $25 million to the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools in support of the schools’ new arts hall.

  • See TV coverage of the boys varsity basketball ISL win

    Posted February 17, 2014

    Comcast SportsNet Chicago covered the boys varsity basketball team as they defeated Northridge Prep, 52–34, to win the ISL Championship with a perfect 12–0 ISL record and 17–5 overall record. Max Rothschild scored 17 points and Jordan Moran added 16 points for the Maroons. See the highlights online.

  • Sneak peek at Blaine Hall

    Posted January 30, 2014

    These architectural renderings will give you a sense of what the Blaine Hall classrooms and library will look like when Lab's renovation and restoration work is completed.

  • ArtsFest starts with new evening event, Art in the Dark, February 26

    Posted January 30, 2014

    An annual tradition since 1967, the High School’s ArtsFest has traditionally been a day-long celebration of the arts during which students spend the day taking part in student- and faculty-run arts-related workshops and watching performances both by student groups and outside performers.

  • Architectural Record Features Earl Shapiro Hall

    Posted January 22, 2014

    The January issue of Architectural Record includes a feature on ESH written by Blair Kamin. "Like the institution it serves, the new early-childhood learning center of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is anything but ordinary."

  • Lab+ Campaign Hits Goal

    Posted January 14, 2014

    With support coming from hundreds of families, alumni, and friends, the Lab+ Campaign closed with Lab having successfully met the $55 million goal set in partnership with the University.