The Lab School of Washington

Founded in 1967 by Sally L. Smith, The Lab School offers children with learning differences an innovative, arts-infused education that recognizes its students’ talents, capitalizes on their strengths, and shows them how their non-traditional approach to problem-solving and achievement is uniquely suited to 21st-century success. Students thrive in small classroom settings with highly trained experts in remediation and with a college preparatory curriculum incorporating multi-sensory, project-based learning.

Focusing on children with dyslexia, ADHD, and other language-based learning differences, The Lab School has two campuses, offering classes to the lower grades with a 4:1 student/teacher ratio and a 7:1 ratio in the upper grades. More than 84 percent of Lab’s faculty have advanced degrees, and families have moved from all over the world to enroll their children at Lab. The school also has modern athletic facilities for its 19 sports teams.

Lab continues to push forward the boundaries of knowledge, research, and best practices for teaching children who learn differently. The next step in Lab’s evolution includes an inspired new High School which opened in the Spring of 2016 with a renovated and reimagined Middle School, and an expanded Theater and Arts Wing to follow.

The Lab School’s position as a leader in learning differences education stretches back to the school’s inception. Lab’s untiring innovation and groundbreaking methodologies have not only lifted our own students, but they continue to inspire better teaching across the globe.

Grades: 1-12
Enrollment: 385
Head of School: Katherine Schantz

4759 Reservoir Road, NW
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Phone: 202-965-6600