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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 A
  3. Teachers
    grade A+
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B

About

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

Applying

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

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
No data available  
From University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

Because the Laboratory Schools are part of the world-renowned University of Chicago, the importance of intellectual life—of thought and exploration—infuses everything we do across all aspects of our curriculum.

Intellectual curiosity and creativity come naturally to all children, and Lab fosters that curiosity by encouraging each child to seek paths of inquiry, interest, and expression.

Open-mindedness is a tool that allows students to be flexible when solving problems and to accept differing points of view as viable solutions. This could not be more important given the increasingly global world facing our children.

Critical thinking and analysis are taught at every age level. At the Laboratory Schools, we want each child to ask not just Why? but also What if?

A respect for evidence is found throughout the Laboratory Schools, from the physics lab to the humanities class. Students learn to shape their own opinions and then fully leverage evidence to reshape their ideas.

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
98%
Average SAT
1440
127 responses
Average ACT
31
169 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 15 responses
Poll
67%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 49 responses
  • Artsfest
    27%
  • Homecoming and Formal.
    20%
  • Senior Retreat
    20%
  • Rights of May
    10%
  • Spirit Week
    8%
  • Homecoming
    6%
  • Junior Retreat
    4%

Students

Diversity
grade A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,051
94%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 18 responses
56%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 18 responses
44%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 18 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 22 responses
Poll
73%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 22 responses
Poll
82%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 22 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
100%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 11 responses
64%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 11 responses

Living in the Area

grade A
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A
  3. Housing
    grade C minus
Median Household Income
$72,406
National
$69,021
Median Rent
$1,389
National
$1,163
Median Home Value
$350,773
National
$244,900

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