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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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    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.

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    Lab Arts and Health Fair in photos

    Posted Apr 16 2015

    Visit the Laboratory Schools’ Flickr site to see photos from Lab Arts and the Schools’ first-ever Health Fair.

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    LabArts 2015, April 10–12, Upper Kovler Gym

    Posted Apr 01 2015

    Don't miss this amazing school-wide event, the fourth annual celebration of visual and performing arts at Lab. Enjoy the gallery presentation of more than 500 individual pieces of visual art, illustrating the scope and sequence of the Fine Arts program at Lab.

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    New venue, new format, same great event

    Posted Mar 11 2015

    On Saturday, March 7, more than 750 people celebrated Lab at an all-new Connections. Lab’s annual gala fundraiser, held for the first time at Morgan Manufacturing, raised more than $400,000 for student financial aid.

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    Operation Migration honors second grade crane-iacs

    Posted Mar 04 2015

    The little Labbies are featured on the Operation Migration website in honor of their big fundraising work to help save cranes.

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Upcoming Calendar

Monday, May 11

May Project

8:00am - 3:30pm Thru 6/4/2015
Tuesday, May 26

Revised Date and Location Spring Jazz Concert

Promontory 7:30am

Women in Space Science Field Trip

Adler Planetarium , Museum Campus, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605 8:00am - 3:30pm Visit this Link
Wednesday, May 27

Fourth grade parent coffee

Blaine S407 8:00am - 9:00am
Thursday, May 28

Lab E-News Day

Lab Faculty, Staff, and Former Retirees Only: 2015 Retirement Party

Upper Kovler Gym 3:30pm - 5:00pm

7-12 Grade Spring Band Concert

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Spring Band Concert for Grades 7 through HS

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Monday, June 1

PA Meeting

ESH Lobby 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, June 2

Primary School Sing for Students

Earl Shapiro Hall 9:30am - 10:00am

7-12 Spring Choral Concert

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Spring Choral Concert for Grades 7 through HS

Mandel Hall 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Wednesday, June 3

Parent to Parent

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am
Thursday, June 4

May Project Presentation

Student Awards Assembly

I-House Assembly Hall 9:00am - 11:00am
Friday, June 5


Kenwood Mall 3:30pm - 6:00pm
Saturday, June 6

Last day of Extended Day Saturday swim

SAT Testing

Monday, June 8

Last day of Extended Day spring quarter special classes

Last full day of HS classes

8:00am - 4:00pm