Since the time of its founding, the Lab School of Washington has been able to thrive and excel due to the foresight and philanthropy of supporters who embraced the School’s mission to educate children with learning differences. Thank you!
With its innovative programs, pioneering methodologies, and exceptional faculty and staff, The Lab School of Washington is a leader in educating children with Learning Differences. Being a leader relies, in large part, on the generosity of our community to fund the school’s vital assets and advance its mission. Financial sustainability is an important issue for all independent and private schools today. Each year we reach out to alumni, alumni parents, parents, grandparents, faculty/staff and friends to seek their support to bridge the gap between tuition income and the actual cost of providing an extraordinary academic experience for our students.
Lab’s Capital Campaign, Transforming Lives. Transforming Education
— which ended on July 31, 2016 — raised over $12 Million for the physical transformation of the School’s Reservoir Road campus. Lab’s campus redesign began with the new high school and will continue with refurbishing the Middle School building and creating the Sally L. Smith Center for the arts to include expanded Theater and art spaces.
Each and every gift positions the School to invest in the education of children whose competence, confidence, and intellect will be called upon to make a difference in the world.
Lab’s fundraising activities consist of two major efforts:
- The Lab School Fund (formally the Annual Fund),
- These funds are used to ensure that Lab is able to maintain its high-quality programing, a low student-to-faculty ratio, and offer competitive teacher salaries to recruit and retain our exceptional teaching, clinical and administrative staff.
- The Gala
- The Annual Gala highlights awareness about learning differences and honors successful adults who share these differences with our students. Funds raised at this lively and elegant event go directly to support need based financial for students at Lab.
The Castle Society
Recognizes the generosity of those who provide for the Lab’s future with a planned gift in their estate.
For more information about each of these efforts, please see: We Ask All Families to Support Lab
There are many ways to make a gift:
Not every gift comes with a price tag! Volunteers are the backbone of the Lab community. We encourage your involvement in the Parents Association of The Lab School of Washington (PALS)
- which offers many ways to get connected to your child's school and other parents. We also count on our many parent volunteers who graciously help The Lab School Fund and Gala committees. For information on how to get involved in either of these, please contact Caitlyn Walters at firstname.lastname@example.org
(The Lab School Fund) or Marty Cathcart at email@example.com