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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A
  6. Sports
    B
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is a top rated, private school located in Chicago, IL. It has 2,051 students in grades PK, K-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 8 to 1. Tuition is $33,558 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 98% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.
Address
1362 E 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
Telephone
(773) 702-9450

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$33,558
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

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1450
61 responses
Average ACT
32
121 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
73%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.11 responses
Poll
64%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.11 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
Report
  • Senior Retreat
    27%
  • Artsfest
    24%
  • Homecoming and Formal.
    24%
  • Homecoming
    5%
  • Junior Retreat
    5%
  • Rights of May
    5%
  • Mitch Higgins Water Fountain Prayer
    3%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,051
93%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.14 responses
57%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.14 responses
43%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.14 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
67%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.18 responses
Poll
72%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.18 responses
Poll
78%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.18 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
High
Boys Athletic Participation
High
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.7 responses
71%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.7 responses
Living in the Area
A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    C+
  2. Good for Families
    A
  3. Housing
    C-
Area Feel
Dense Urban
Median Household Income
$52,844
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$1,122
National
$949
Median Home Value
$255,115
National
$184,700
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University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Reviews

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As a Middle School student the University of Chicago, the classes are very academically centered. The teachers are very knowledgeable of the subject they teach. However, the amount of homework received throughout the average week can be overwhelming, possibly making the Middle School experience stressful and overwhelming. The diversity in the school is quite exceptional. Unfortunately, if you do not have a sibling currently attending the school, or a parent who works at the University, you will find it a near impossible feat to be accepted into the school.
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Lab is very much a place where you can find rigorous academics, internships and activities that are truly unique and individualized. But that being said, it can be extremely alienating, toiling on mental health and a high stress environment. The school is uber diverse and makes it so that conservative ideas are shunned. This is not freedom of speech whatsoever. They also tend to have minority favorites meaning they favor African American and Hispanic students over Asian Americans.
I think this school offers an amazing education and I would recommend this school to other. However, this school does have a diveristy issue. The school is about ~3 Hispanic/Latino and ~9 African American/Black. This isn't my biggest issues. My main issues is that the school prides itself on having "50%" of the studnent body consisting of students of color. Majority of the students of color are Asian students. It is very likely that you will be the only one (or one of two) people of your race in your class if you're Hispanic/Black. Amazing education but I wish they were more transparenty on what that "50%" students of color is made of.