The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools provide an experience-centered, rigorous and well-rounded education for a diverse community.
Recognizing that students have a variety of needs at each developmental stage and learn in different ways, the schools are committed to help each student learn to think critically and creatively; cultivate a passion for excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics; master important subject matter; achieve a sense of emotional and physical well-being; celebrate both our cultural differences and our common humanity; gain a sense of personal and community responsibility; and develop a life-long love of learning.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 2,170 students
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 30 / Dec. 30

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Univ Of Chicago Lab School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for:

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School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded
1896
Summer School Offered
Yes

Student Body

Total Students
2,170 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 34%
Students by Grade
Univ Of Chicago Lab School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
228 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size
18 students
Number of AP Courses
17 courses
Classroom Dress Code
Casual

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Sep. 30 / Dec. 30
Tuition Notes
varies depending on grade level
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Irene M. Reed
Admissions Associate
Elaine Ervington Woerner

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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked IL School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Students: 2,170 students
  • Acceptance rate: 79%
  • Average class size: 18 students
  • Application Deadline: Sep. 30 / Dec. 30

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $9,805 for elementary schools and $16,882 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 87% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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