“Being at Lab has made me an extrovert. I’m never afraid to speak my opinion and I feel like Lab is a very welcoming place for that.”— Lab School Student
Geared toward children ages 10-12, the Intermediate program focuses on growth and transition. Although still “ungraded,” students move to The Lab School’s main campus on Reservoir Road and begin to assume more structure in their daily routine, as attention to executive functioning skills becomes a priority.
Individualized reading instruction continues as a significant part of the curriculum. Written language is strongly emphasized; a computer-based Writer’s Studio encourages youngsters to explore all forms of written expression. Intermediate mathematics concentrates on abstract reasoning as well as computation skills. Academic Clubs
continue to be important features of the Intermediate program. And, true to the “Lab tradition,” the full spectrum of the arts
helps students access challenging new material not only in the arts but also through project-based learning in all academic subjects.
Our emphasis on written language as well as experiential learning makes The Lab School of Washington among the most sought-after schools for students with learning differences (often referred to as learning disabilities). We believe that every child is capable of achieving extraordinary things, and we’ve designed our school to help every child learn in a way that is suited to their unique needs and strengths, regardless of learning difficulties.In every division, The Lab School offers psychological services, tutoring, and speech-language therapy, and evaluation to ensure each student has the best chances of success.