“My dyslexia actually makes me feel very gifted because Lab School has taught me how to use it to my advantage. Sometimes I think I have a secret weapon others don’t have.”— Lab School Student
Imagine a world without Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Steve Jobs. Each of these innovators struggled with a learning difference. At The Lab School of Washington, we know that thinking differently is the first step to achieving extraordinary things. We offer the gift of fearless learning for students with learning differences so that they have the academic and social tools needed to become the next Einstein, Da Vinci, Jobs … or someone who achieves something we have yet to imagine.
The Lab School transforms the way students think about themselves and about learning. We understand that our students’ challenges have nothing to do with intelligence, but come from differences in the way they learn. And because we know that, The Lab School is different in how we teach.
In partnership with some of the country’s top researchers in the field of neuropsychology, Lab offers children with language-based learning differences and ADHD an innovative, arts-centered education that recognizes their talents, capitalizes on their strengths, builds their skills, and shows them how their non-traditional approach to problem-solving and achievement is truly an advantage. In fact, we help students turn differences into advantages every day.
Lab’s approach is what makes us a category of one as a school for students with language-based learning differences and as a thought leader in the field of learning differences education. Our approach is rooted in our history, the five tenets that together represent our philosophy and methods, the profile of our students, the mentoring and professional development we provide to our faculty and staff, and our safe and welcoming culture.