University of Chicago Laboratory Schools

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Offering exceptional opportunities for students age3 through 12th grades, the Schools were founded by educationalphilosopher John Dewey, who believed that children learn best whenthey are actively involved in the learning process. This remains animportant part of teaching and learning at the Lab Schools, wherestudents are encouraged to develop critical thinking skills,discover connections between subjects and disciplines, becomeconfident learners, and grow to realize the responsibilities ofbelonging to a diverse community.