Navigating through significant social, physical, and academic changes, students further develop self-awareness and self-advocacy skills through immersive, rigorous learning.
“At The Lab School, you are no longer that kid — the one who struggles to read, or who has issues with spelling. In many ways, you’re like everyone else. You can succeed at Lab. Believing in yourself — that you have the ability to go beyond what others expect of you — is the most important factor of success. Lab helped me do this, and it has changed my life.”
— Lab School Student
Geared towards students in grades 7 and 8, the Junior High program focuses on self-awareness and self-advocacy skills as students embark on a journey of challenge by choice. The curriculum emphasizes building content knowledge and academic skills to prepare them for the rigors of High School. Intensive remediation in reading, writing, and math along with science, social studies, the arts, and physical education are part of every student’s daily schedule. Humanities are brought to life through experiential teaching; students explore the evolution of our democratic government and become more aware of their responsibilities as global citizens as they study other nations.
A Day in the Life of Junior High Students
Using manipulatives, games, technology, hands-on projects, and cooperative and experiential learning in Ms. Mirisi's classroom, students sharpen their math skills.
Studying demographic shifts in various cities spark deep conversations in the classroom and at home.
Digital Film Making
"With the skills they are learning and the technologies in their pockets and at their fingertips, they become more confident and willing to take risks." - Digital Film Teacher
“The kids are moving around the room, engaging with the group around the concepts we are learning, and through all this, they are developing visual thinking and spatial reasoning that are critical to understand basic and higher level math.” - Robotics Teacher
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- Head of Junior High
- Associate Head of Junior High
Prospective Students and Families
- Admissions Assistant