Falk Laboratory School
|School Membership(s)||National Association of Laboratory Schools|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten - 9|
|Total Students||299 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color||36% (PA School Avg.: 18%)|
|Students by Grade|
|Academics and Faculty|
|Total Classroom Teachers||32 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||9:1 (National school avg.: 13:1)|
- The original charter designated the school as a progressive experimental school for demonstration purposes; however in 1946 the charter was amended to include practice teaching as one of the school's functions. Over the years the faculty added to the school's original functions the development of new innovative educational practices, the in-service education of experienced teachers, and educational research. Established under a charter agreement between the University and Leon Falk Jr. and Marjorie Falk Levy in 1930, the school has a unique status among American laboratory schools. It is the only one that is known to have a legal charter that stipulates its purpose and functions. The school was named the Fanny Edel Falk Elementary School in honor of the donor's mother. Falk School was born of two wishes: Leon Falk Jr. and Marjorie Falk Levy wished to establish a school that promoted progressive methods of teaching children that could be observed and studied by those who wished to pursue teaching as a vocation; and the University of Pittsburgh wished to establish and maintain an elementary demonstration school that was progressive and experimental and that would become an integral part of its educational mission.
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