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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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    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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    Writer Graham Moore, ’99, wins an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay for The Imitation Game.

    Posted Feb 23 2015

    Not only did he receive recognition for his creative talent, Forbes, The Huffington Post, and others called out his acceptance speech as one of the highlights of this year’s Oscar event.

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    More than 110 Labbies participate in UChicago MLK Day of Service partnership

    Posted Jan 22 2015

    In partnership with the University Community Service Center, hundreds of volunteers served at more than 20 community organizations on January 17, 2015 in honor of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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    Journalism teacher Wayne Brasler to retire after 50 years at Lab

    Posted Dec 04 2014

    If there such a thing as double emeritus status, it will have to go to journalism teacher Wayne Brasler who has announced his retirement, to begin on January 5, 2015.

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Upcoming Calendar

Wednesday, March 4

AP testing registration available online

8:00am - 3:25pm Thru 4/1/2015
Monday, March 30

First Day of Extended Day spring quarter

MS Classes Resume

MS Spring Rotation Classes Begin

Spring Quarter Begins

UChicago Spring Course Registration forms due

UH107 8:00am - 4:00pm
Tuesday, March 31

Grade 5 Author Visit: Blue Balliett

MS Theater, Blaine S201 9:00am
Wednesday, April 1

Parent to Parent

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am

An Evening with Dr. Alex Lickerman

Cafe Lab 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 2

Lab E-News Day

Friday, April 3

Good Friday

MS Winter Quarter Ends


Thru 4/11/2015
Saturday, April 4

First Day of Extended Day spring quarter Saturday swim

Sunday, April 5


Monday, April 6

PA Meeting - Speaker Series with Sian Beilock

ESH Lobby 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Tuesday, April 7

Vandercook Band Festival for 7th and 8th Grade Bands

Vandercook College of Music, Chicago

4th Grade Music Explorations

Belfield Music Tower and other locations 2:30pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday, April 8

8th Grade Families' Meeting for Washington D.C. Trip

Cafe Lab 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Thursday, April 9

HS Principal Chat

JD204 8:00am - 9:00am