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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

  • U-High Midway earns National Scholastic Press All American rating for 49th time

    Posted Sep 24 2014

    For the 49th consecutive year the Midway has received the All American rating from the National Scholastic Press Association.

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    “WeatherBug” program places third-grader on WGN-TV’s Friday Forecast

    Posted Sep 24 2014

    Daisy Coleman joined meteorologist Paul Konrad on WGN as part of the TV station’s Friday Forecaster program that promotes weather education in schools. See the segment online.

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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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Upcoming Calendar

Thursday, October 2

Lobby Sing

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:00am - 8:30am

Lobby Sing

Earl Shapiro Hall 8:00am - 8:30am

Family Flu Vaccine Clinic at Lab

2:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday, October 3

First day of Extended Day fall quarter special classes

Saturday, October 4


*Holiday begins at sunset on the previous day.

Yom Kippur*

*Holiday begins at sunset on the previous day.

MS ILMEA Auditions

James Hart MS, Homewood IL 8:00am - 4:00pm
Monday, October 6

PA Meeting

Earl Shapiro Hall 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, October 7

HS Principal Chat

TBA 8:00am - 9:00am

HS Principal Chat

TBA 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Thursday, October 9

Lab E-News Day


*Holiday begins at sunset on the previous day.
Friday, October 10


Saturday, October 11

First day of Extended Day Saturday Swim

Sunny Pool

SAT Testing

Monday, October 13

Extended Day closed for grades N - 5

PS Parent Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Earl Shapiro Hall

LS Parent/Teacher Conferences - NO SCHOOL

Blaine classrooms 8:00am - 3:00pm

HS Spirit Week

8:00am - 3:25pm Thru 10/17/2014

All Schools Eid Potluck Dinner

TBD 5:00pm - 8:00pm