Univ Of Chicago Lab School

  • 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.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
Year Founded1896
Summer School OfferedYes

Student Body

Total Students2,170 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
40%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade Univ Of Chicago Lab School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers228 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
50%
Average Class Size18 students
Number of AP Courses17 courses
Classroom Dress CodeCasual

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineSep. 30 / Dec. 30
Tuition Notesvaries depending on grade level
Acceptance Rate
79%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorIrene M. Reed
Admissions AssociateElaine Ervington Woerner
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  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 1137 students
    8.7 miles
    59 W North Blvd
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 582-6000
    8.7 PK-12
    1137
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    1.5 miles
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    (773) 924-2356
    1.5 PK-8
    237
  • Chicago
    Grades: PK-12 | 907 students
    9.6 miles
    330 W Webster Ave
    Chicago, IL 60614
    (773) 797-5501
    9.6 PK-12
    907
  • Chicago
    Grades: NS-8 | 573 students
    8.6 miles
    226 W Schiller St
    Chicago, IL 60610
    (312) 266-3381
    8.6 NS-8
    573
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    Grades: 9 | 9 students
    1.4 miles
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    Chicago, IL 60615
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The average private school tuition in Chicago, IL is $8,402 for elementary schools and $16,895 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).