Even within a challenging environment like Lab’s, it’s important to recognize that children learn in different ways and that even bright children may need tailored support.
The Schools work to respond to the needs of each child while maintaining academic and evaluative standards.
- Teachers work to differentiate instruction in order to accommodate a variety of learning styles.
- Learning coordinators are available to work with teachers and families to assess and manage learning differences, and in rare instances may conduct screenings for younger children.
- Academic specialists work in the Primary and Lower Schools where skills can vary widely and added support has proven to have the greatest benefit.
- At every age, counselors are available to work with students, faculty, and parents, as needed.
In addition, during junior year each high school student begins working with a college counselor who oversees the college application process. The counselor focuses on helping each student gain acceptance at a college that will fit his or her unique needs, and Lab’s counseling program supports families as they navigate the financial aspects of a college education.