The Annual Awards Gala
For 33 years, The Lab School of Washington has hosted its annual Gala and dinner dance to raise critical funds to continue the mission of the school — to unlock each child's full potential.
The Gala raises awareness about learning differences and recognizes people who have overcome their own learning differences and gone on to achieve great heights in their careers and lives.
Over the years, The Lab School has honored more than 120 outstanding achievers with learning differences. All of these talented individuals have inspired not only students, parents, and educators — but also, the larger Washington community and its civic and business leaders.
In addition to attending and speaking at the Gala, honorees spend the day visiting The Lab School and engaging with students. A highlight of the day is a question-and-answer assembly where students have the opportunity to hear — very personally — how these successful people struggled with many of the issues our own students face.
Lab School’s primary fundraising event, the annual Gala also lauds the accomplishments of our students and the teachers who help them flourish into their best selves.