Transforming Lives. Transforming Education, the Campaign for Lab has already made impressive strides with the impending spring 2016 completion of the new high school – a building that has facilities, spaces and resources that will transform how teachers teach and how students learn at Lab.
The new building encompasses large, light-filled, flexibly designed classrooms equipped with the latest technology, quiet study spaces as well as public gathering places, and modern science labs.
As Head of School Katherine Schantz noted at the Groundbreaking, “This new High School will serve as a clear statement about the power of philanthropy to transform student life here at Lab. What we are launching here will set the tone and standard for all that is to come for kids who learn differently and ensure that The Lab School, almost 50 years after its founding, will remain a leader in the field of learning differences education, and will do it in style!”
And what is to come? The campaign for Lab has ambitious goals that encompass:
- A totally renovated Reservoir Campus that reflects the dynamic teaching and learning offered at Lab.
- Transformative and critical renovations to the Middle School that match the quality of the new high school facilities.
- State-of-the art theater and art facilities that will encompass learning spaces for the entire school community.
- An increase in the school’s endowment to ensure that elements vital to Lab’s goals and mission can continue to be delivered and enhanced; such as: excellent faculty and outstanding professional development opportunities, a diverse student body and significant financial aid to ensure that Lab’s signature Programs – arts-infused learning, academic clubs, project-based learning opportunities or academic enrichment opportunities – can continue.
The capital enhancements not only augment the aesthetic look and feel of the campus, but more importantly provide facilities for our faculty and staff to teach our kids with cutting-edge methods and technologies.
This is the most ambitious campaign ever launched by Lab. With a financial goal of $12 million, we are looking forward to securing the very best for the future generations of students to come and guaranteeing that they, like our students of today, are empowered to meet whatever challenges may lie ahead.
As we approach the final months of Transforming Lives. Transforming Education., we hope you will be inspired to invest in Lab’s future with a gift or pledge before July 31, 2016.