The application deadline for academic year 2018-19 has passed

Dear Families,

Thank you so much for your interest in Lab. Lab’s application deadline for the 2018-2019 academic year was November 12, 2017 and has now passed. At this time, we are no longer accepting applications. However, we want to continue to know of your interest in our school. Please fill out our inquiry form below so that we know how to contact you. In the event that space looks likely in your grade of application, we would be happy to contact you to begin the application process.

Current and recruited University of Chicago Faculty who are interested in Lab are asked to contact Irene Reed regarding the application process.

On behalf of the admissions team,

Irene M. Reed, ’92
Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid (Nursery 3-12th grade)

A note about priority enrollment consideration

Please note that admissions is not guaranteed to any applicant, and all applicants must complete the same admissions process. Lab is a division of the University of Chicago, and as such, priority consideration is given to the children of University of Chicago faculty. Laboratory Schools employees are also offered priority consideration. In an effort to support the desire of most families to have all their children in the same school, preferential consideration is also extended to current sibling families and children of Lab alumni are offered special priority.

Interest Pool Inquiry

Age Requirements for Application

  • Applicants to Nursery 3 must be two years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017
  • Applicants to Nursery 4 must be three years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017
  • Applicants to Kindergarten must be four years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017
  • Applicants to Grade 1 who are not currently enrolled in Kindergarten must be 5 years old on or before Sept. 1, 2017
  • Applicants to other grades should apply to the grade immediately following the grade in which the applicant is currently enrolled.

Financial Aid

  • For full consideration, a separate financial aid application must be completed between November 1, 2017 and January 31, 2018.
  • More information is online here.
  • Ability to pay is not a consideration during Lab’s admissions process. While financial aid is designed to help shrink the gap between what a family can afford and the cost of a Lab education, all families are expected to contribute some portion towards tuition and fees.

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