Summer Lab


  • Midway Aquatics Swim Tryouts

    Posted August 27, 2015

    Dear Summer Lab Families,

    Many of you have expressed interest in continuing your child's development as a swimmer, and here is a solution! Midway Aquatics Club, the Laboratory Schools' competitive youth swim program, is open to all swimmers ages 5 through college. Tryouts are next week, Monday-Friday, 5:30-7:00 pm per the following schedule: Monday, August 31 - age 8 or younger; Tuesday, September 1 - age 9-10; Wednesday, September 2 - age 11-12; Thursday, September 3 - age 13 and up; Friday, September 4 - Reschedules as needed.

    Tryouts will be held on first-come, first-served basis; each tryout lasts about 10 minutes. Midway Coaches will evaluate swimmers.

    Come to Sunny Pool, University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, 5823 South Kenwood Avenue, Chicago IL 60637. For more information please see the Midway Aquatics Club website, or email Coach Kate at

    Thank you again for a wonderful summer - let's see you pool-side for a swim tryout next week!


    Your Summer Lab Team

  • Complimentary North Side Bus

    Posted November 12, 2014

    Summer Lab offers complimentary North Side Bus Service. Two routes are served: the Lakefront route operates between Irving Park Road and Navy Pier. The Bucktown/South Loop route goes to Bucktown, Wicker Park and South Loop. The bus arrives at Lab by 8:30 am, and leaves at 3:10 pm, shortly after the 3:00 pm dismissal.

    The Summer Lab Office must receive the North Side Bus registration form by June 1. Children may not ride the bus if the Summer Lab Office does not have a registration form on file.

    Summer Lab 2015 North Side Bus Registration Form

    Summer Lab 2015 North Side Bus Schedules

    Lakefront Bus - Pick up and Drop off Locations

    3800 North Lake Shore
    3400 North Lake Shore
    3100 Sheridan
    Diversey Driving Range
    Parking CTA Stop - Stockton @ Roslyn
    Cafe Brauer turnaround (Stockton Drive, South of Dickens)
    1730 N. Clark St
    SW Corner Division & Dearborn
    John Hancock, (Delaware side)
    680 North Lake Shore (front entrance, east side
    Fairbanks at Illinois (AM only, NW corner)
    Grand Avenue at LSD/Navy Pier (PM only)

    Bucktown/South Loop Bus - Pick up and Drop off Locations

    Belmont at Damen (SW Corner)
    Damen near Wolfram
    Erhler Park, 2200 W. Cortland
    Scoop, 1702 N. Milwaukee
    Damen at Evergreen (near Wicker Park, west side of Damen)
    1623 W. Division Street
    South Loop: Indiana at 14th Street
    South Loop: State at 14th Place
    South Loop: 18th Street at Federal

  • Cafe Lab

    Posted January 1, 2015

    Students in Summer Lab on Stage or Summer School (grade 3 and above) may purchase a lunch plan from Café Lab, the Laboratory Schools’ cafeteria. Bag-lunch options are also available for Summer School Nursery through eighth grade and Adventure Kids grades 1 – 8. Breakfast is also available. For more information, please contact Sean Hedges, (773) 702-0403,

    Café Lab menus are peanut and tree nut free; given the potential severity of peanut/tree nut allergies amongst the school aged population, Summer Lab reserves the right to ask that you not send certain foods with your child for the life safety of our students.

    Summer Lab 2015 Bag Lunch Menu.pdf

    Summer Lab 2015 Cash Card Cafe Lab.pdf

    Summer Lab 2015 Brown Bag Lunch.pdf

Summer Lab 2015

is over for another year.
Thank you all for coming!

Most if not all of our activities will return next summer, so please make plans now to include Summer Lab 2016 in your children's future. And please stay tuned for our Summer Lab Survey coming your way shortly to help us make our programs even better for you.

Summer Lab 2016 - June 22 through July 31.

Please enjoy our photo galleries in the meantime. Thank you again for choosing Summer Lab 2015.