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 (2022-23)

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

Top Rankings

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

Category
Attribute
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
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the acceptance rate of Univ Of Chicago Lab School?

The acceptance rate of Univ Of Chicago Lab School is 79%, which is lower than the national average of 91%. Univ Of Chicago Lab School's acceptance rate is ranked among the top private schools in Illinois with low acceptance rates.

What is Univ Of Chicago Lab School's ranking?

Univ Of Chicago Lab School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in Illinois for: Lowest average acceptance rates, Largest student body, Most AP courses offered and Oldest founding date.

When is the application deadline for Univ Of Chicago Lab School?

The application deadline for Univ Of Chicago Lab School is Sep. 30 / Dec. 30.

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Quick Stats (2022-23)

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

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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $10,536 for elementary schools and $17,857 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Chicago, IL is 86% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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