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The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
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  • Private
  • CHICAGO, IL

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade unavailable
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

1362 E 59TH ST
CHICAGO, IL 60637
About The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools...

Applying

Application Deadline
No data available  
Application Fee
$80
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$42,510
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
10%
Average Financial Aid
No data available  
From The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

The Laboratory Schools are home to the youngest members of the University of Chicago's academic community. At Lab, we ignite and nurture an enduring spirit of scholarship, curiosity, creativity, and confidence. Lab values learning experientially, exhibiting kindness, and honoring diversity. We educate a diverse community of approximately 2100 students from Nursery through Grade 12.

Established in 1896 by renowned philosopher and educator John Dewey, Lab is a pioneer in the progressive education movement and, to this day, continues to provide a best-in-class learning curriculum—more than 125 years later. In addition to a rich history of innovation and excellence, Lab is strengthened by its relationship with the University of Chicago so students learn in an extended community that places unique value on intellectual curiosity and creativity. Lab is one of the nation’s largest independent schools where every student is encouraged to take risks and see education as a lifelong adventure.

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1430
138 responses
Average ACT
32
141 responses

Summer Lab

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Summer Lab is one of the City of Chicago's premier summer day camps. It brings together the resources and faculty of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools with exciting new programs offered by experts from across the city. With over 50 program offerings, your Summer Lab camper will learn, explore, create, and grow while making lasting friendships and memories.

Culture & Safety

Poll
81%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 21 responses
Poll
71%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 21 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 64 responses
  • Artsfest
    25%
  • Senior Retreat
    20%
  • Homecoming and Formal.
    16%
  • Rights of May
    13%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Junior Retreat
    6%
  • Homecoming
    5%

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Students

Diversity
grade unavailable
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,051
83%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 24 responses
58%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 24 responses
46%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 24 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$38,202
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
3 Years
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    No
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 28 responses
Poll
75%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 28 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 28 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
94%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 17 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 17 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 17 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C+
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C
Median Household Income
$74,008
National
$75,149
Median Rent
$1,518
National
$1,268
Median Home Value
$332,284
National
$281,900

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