Falk Laboratory School
- 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.
|School Membership(s)School Assoc.||National Association of Laboratory Schools|
|Grades Offered||Grades Kindergarten-8|
|Total Students||386 students|
|Student Body Type||Co-ed|
|% Students of Color|
State avg.: 23%
|Students by Grade|
Academics and Faculty
|Total Classroom Teachers||35 teachers|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||11:1|
National avg.: 13:1
Finances and Admission
|Admission Deadline||None / Rolling|
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Pittsburgh Grades: NS-8 | 296 students
5705 Darlington Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15217
(412) 521-1907 1.9 NS-8
- Pittsburgh Grades: K-8 | 75 students
5701 Fifth Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15232
(412) 361-5332 1.6 K-8