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You Have Advantages. The Lab School Reveals Your Strengths.

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Families, Friends, and Prospective Families,

A Head of School’s days are jam-packed and ever-changing. No two days are alike, and no day winds up exactly as you planned.

But one thing is constant about my days as Lab’s Head: I am continually impressed by the caliber, capacity, and character of our students. Not a day goes by without a student teaching me something I never knew before, challenging me to  think in new ways and approach my work with new insights.

Challenge, revelation, collaboration, reflection, revision, production: these are crucial ingredients in Lab School’s approach to education – the same steps with which visual artists and performers approach their art. Using art as a gateway to rigorous academics, we recognize our student’s potential, identify their strengths, approach their “differences” as advantages, and reveal the tangible ways in which their unorthodox approach to learning positions them for the demands of our 21st-century society.

Our students learn differently and that means that some skills like reading and spelling are harder to acquire. You may worry that this puts them at a disadvantage. I, on the other hand, believe that learning differently can be an advantage. My greatest joy is seeing each student’s advantages flourish into highly valued strengths with the help of Lab’s extraordinary education.

Katherine Schantz
Head of School
“At Lab, we value that your brain works differently. We’re firm believers in the value of brain diversity” – Katherine Schantz, Head of School
At Lab, we value that your brain works differently. We’re firm believers in the value of brain diversity” – Katherine Schantz, Head of School
Katherine Schantz
Head of School
202-944-2221
Kalamazoo College - B.A.
Harvard University - Ed.M.
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