“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.”
— Author Philip Pullman


Essential Lab

Rainbow Serpent

World Cultures Club Offers a Window to Other Perspectives

This new Academic Club uses art, storytelling, and curiosity to introduce students to ancient cultures from around the globe.

Eye to Eye 4

A New Look for Eye to Eye

Lab's Eye to Eye chapter recently expanded to include students in the Lower and Middle School who would be mentored by their counterparts in the Upper School.

Student/Faculty Play 2021

A Collage-Like Take on The Great Depression

Lab’s 20th annual student/faculty play goes virtual.

Lab sign in front of entrance for The Lab School

Lab's Facilities Team: Our Indefatigable Superheroes

Our Facilities team are heroes. They were heroes before Covid-19; now, they are superheroes.

Shoe Gallery Exhibit, 2019-20

Shoes Are Made for More than Walking

Phillips Collection, JH Science

How the Arts Can Transform Learning in Any Classroom

"If we tackle tough concepts in math or science through an art project, the anxiety seems to fall away, followed by openness and enthusiasm.”

JH Film, Toal

Exploring the What, Where, When, and How on Film

How one Junior High English teacher decided to spice up his reading class.

Intermediate Museum Club Virtual Exhibit

Understanding World Religions:The Lab School’s first virtual museum experience!

Anon(ymous), JH play


Word Play, Intermediate

Word Play

Design Process, Engineering

The Why Behind the Design Process

Museum Club group

The Power of Play

Teaching Difficult Histories, Academic Clubs

Teaching Difficult Histories

Group of faculty and students outside

Tightening the Threads of Identity, Art, and Unity

Art teacher group

Coloring Outside the Lines

Why the Visual and Performing Arts are “on fire” at Lab

A Conversation with ...

Headshot of Anthony Perry

Anthony Perry, PhD

Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Alexis, HS Science

Jonathan Alexis

Junior High and High School Science Teacher

Lynn Gudhus with Student

Miss Gravity

Elementary Science Teacher and Reading Specialist

Melissa Wood takes selfie outside of DC Council offices

Melissa Wood

Director of Speech-Language and Literacy Services

A Noteworthy Affair!

Museum Virtual Exhibit Hero

The Land Between Two Rivers

Intermediate Museum Club’s docents are ready to lead you through their breathtaking virtual exhibit ...

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Celebrating Aaron Boose

The world is definitely less vivid without our beloved Aaron Boose — Lab School colleague, friend, teacher, social worker, artist, activist, leader, and bright light of hope.

Radishes and Carrots growing in Foxhall Farm

What We Talk About When We Talk About Virtual Learning at Lab

Hear what our parents have to say ...

Headshot of Kim Wargo

Welcome New Head of School Kim Wargo

Get to know Lab's third head of school!


Now Is the Time: Black Lives Matter

"This is a moral moment in our history."

Patricia Polacco with quilt

Patricia Polacco Visits Lab

Children’s Book Author and Illustrator

Students on Stage at Theater Opening

A Standing Ovation for Our New Theater

Chili Cook-Off 18-19 5

2nd Annual PALS Chili Cook-off and Bingo Night

Paul Rabil speaking to students at Lab

Lacrosse Great Paul Rabil Helps Lab Kids Find Their Flow

A wide-lens shot of the exterior of the high school

Celebrating Our New High School

Community Spotlight

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Alumni Profile: Camilo Rivera '14

Camilo Rivera '14 is the kind of person who seems to have a plan, to have always had a plan.

Chris Hernadi

From Where I Sit | Chris Hernadi

Registrar, Director of Transportation

Dan Lutsky

From Where I Sit | Dan Lutsky

Director of Facilities

James Bullock

Why I Teach | James Bullock

History Teacher | High School

Colleen Cavanagh

From Where I Sit | Colleen Cavanagh

Receptionist/Administrative Assistant - Foxhall Campus

Voices of Philanthropy Angulo Sultan

Voices of Philanthropy | Alumni and Current Parents

Emily Trepacz Group Shot with team

Athletics Profile | Emily Trepacz ’18