By High School, teens are ready to tackle the demands of college preparatory courses. While striving to give teens a typical high school experience, The Lab School remains true to our core philosophy throughout the later grades. Experiential, multi-sensory methods are used to reinforce the learning process so that students can master rigorous subject matter, including Latin, physics, chemistry, calculus, and rhetoric. Executive functions such as time management, critical thinking, and analytic skills are emphasized as students prepare for “life after Lab.”
In spring 2016, students entered a brand new facility, designed specifically for high school students with learning differences (also known as learning disabilities). Moving from 8,000 square feet to 30,000 square feet, the students and faculty enjoy large, light-filled flexibly designed classrooms equipped with the latest technology, cutting-edge science labs, two makerspaces, a green roof garden, quiet study spaces as well as areas for public gatherings, and an abundance of natural light, bright colors, and elbow room to spare.
There are approximately 140 students in grades 9-12, presenting High School students with the opportunity to expand their social connections. Individual classes, however, remain small, averaging between five and 11 students. Independence is fostered. Older students assume more responsibility for their work, choose academic electives, and earn off-campus lunch privileges. The High School offers opportunities to study abroad and travel to places such as Costa Rica, Vietnam, Cambodia, the Amazon Rainforest in Peru, and China.
Athletics become increasingly important. The Lab School boasts trophies from the Maryland Independent School Athletic League and the Independent School Athletic Conference. Students can choose to participate in soccer, basketball, volleyball, tennis, track and field, swimming, and lacrosse. The widely respected theater program, award-winning debate team, Student UN, and a wide range of other extracurricular activities offer the chance to build upon an interest – or discover a new one.
The Lab School is an excellent alternative high school option for students with learning differences. Our high school offers a dynamic, experiential learning environment where students are encouraged to explore their interests and curiosities while simultaneously developing the essential skills necessary to meet the challenges of the 21st
As a leading language-based school for students with learning differences, our faculty members understand the unique challenges students face.
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