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Junior High

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

A group of junior high students pose in the hallway

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

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Teacher showing student how to identify integers
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Math

Using manipulatives, games, technology, hands-on projects, and cooperative and experiential learning in Ms. Mirisi's classroom, students sharpen their math skills.

Student Portrait
Cris
8th Grade
Two students holding map talk to the teacher
Two students holding map talk to the teacher

Democracy

Studying demographic shifts in various cities spark deep conversations in the classroom and at home.

Student portrait
Miguel
8th Grade
Two students using camera in front of a green screen
Two students using camera in front of a green screen

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

Student portrait
Dylan
8th Grade
Two students standing over car robot they built
Two students standing over car robot they built

Robotics

“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

Student portrait
Garrett
7th Grade
10:00 AM
Teacher showing student how to identify integers Click to play the video

Math

Using manipulatives, games, technology, hands-on projects, and cooperative and experiential learning in Ms. Mirisi's classroom, students sharpen their math skills.

Student Portrait
Cris
8th Grade
12:30 PM
Two students holding map talk to the teacher

Democracy

Studying demographic shifts in various cities spark deep conversations in the classroom and at home.

Student portrait
Miguel
8th Grade
1:30 PM
Two students using camera in front of a green screen

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

Student portrait
Dylan
8th Grade
2:30 PM
Two students standing over car robot they built

Robotics

“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

Student portrait
Garrett
7th Grade
Four students hold suitcases full of donated clothes
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Junior High Crew

In Junior High's Crew Program, students learn about courage, responsibility, integrity, leadership, perseverance, and justice through prepared lessons, which include various hands-on and interactive activities, discussions, and games. In small groups, students can to be themselves, have fun, learn about their classmates, and talk about issues that are important to them.

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Leadership

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Jessica Lux

Jessica Lux

  • Head of Junior High
Angela Steele

Angela Steele

  • Associate Head of Junior High
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Christen Cunningham

Christen Cunningham

  • Junior High Assistant
  • Reading Specialist