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Lab is now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year.

We are so glad that you are considering the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools for your child. Our goal is to introduce you to Lab, and to make the application process as clear and informative as possible.

Lab, like most Independent Schools, considers a variety of factors that are consistent with the Laboratory Schools' overall mission and goals. We welcome all applicants, and we continuously strive to include as many families as possible in our growing community.

This year, the admissions process at Lab is going virtual until further notice--but we still want to get to know you! Instead of in person meetings, Lab has prepared for a fully virtual admissions process. Lab looks forward to getting to know your family through Zoom parent and student meetings and other online events.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Important information

Application requirements by grade

A note about admissions and enrollment

Lab welcomes all applicants, and we continuously strive to include as many families as possible in our community. As a division of the University of Chicago, our admissions process gives consideration to the children of the University of Chicago faculty, the children of employees of the Laboratory Schools, the siblings of current Lab students, and the children of Lab alumni. However, the Laboratory Schools are committed to enrolling students from unaffiliated families as well. Regardless of affiliation, completion of the application process does not guarantee admission. All applicants are expected to pursue a number of educational alternatives.  

Important Dates

  • Online Application Submission Deadline: November 9, 2020

  • Application Completion Deadline: January 31, 2021

  • Admissions Decision Notification: March 5, 2021

Si usted le gustaria hablar con alguien en español en relación con el proceso de solicitud, por favor envia un email a Arcelia Guerrero Wolfe, aguerr2@ucls.uchicago.edu. ¡Gracias!