great high school is one thing. But a great high school that is also
part of a world-class research university? Now that is something
in Hyde Park, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools High
School (also known as University High and U-High) is one of the
attracts passionate students who excel academically and are excited
by a demanding curriculum, want to develop their independence, and
are ready to take advantage of all our school has to offer—varsity
sports, nationally-recognized journalism programs, music, theater,
and 40+ great clubs.
a school large enough to offer enormous academic opportunity but
small enough to focus on the individual, high expectations go hand in
hand with real, personal freedom. U-High’s curriculum emphasizes
analytical reading, writing, research, strong math and science
skills, and broad access to the arts and music.
goal is to graduate students who have the intellectual capacity to
acquire, analyze, and communicate complex knowledge, and can use the
methods of various disciplines to pose and solve problems for
themselves. Our students develop these skills through rigorous
coursework, lively class discussions, and independent research and
writing, relying on original source materials and multiple texts.
high school offers more than 150 different classes—all are
college-preparatory and should be considered equivalent to
honors-level classes in most public school systems. In addition,
U-High also offers 17 Advanced Placement® and advanced topic
classes. And starting in the tenth grade, U-Highers have access to
University of Chicago libraries and resources—qualified students
may take college courses at the University of Chicago at no extra
every one of our students goes on to graduate from a four-year
college. They gain acceptance to outstanding colleges around Chicago
and the country and go on to be successful in any number of different
fields: medicine, law, education, communications, business, theater,
and the creative arts.