Never before have more schools, parents, students, teachers been looking critically at what the current system has to offer and where it falls short. While the world has changed dramatically in the last century, far too many schools have continued to embrace an industrial model of teaching and learning, where students are expected to passively absorb information from their teachers and present that knowledge uncritically on a test a few weeks later. Nearly every other system critical to society has evolved many times over, but education has failed to keep pace. The careers that our students will enter would have seemed unimaginable 25 years ago, let alone a century ago. They are not being adequately prepared by our current system.
The Denver Lab School aims to change that. We will embrace the evolving world around us with our vision to prepare the next generation of leaders to reshape the world around them.
Denver Lab School students will take their learning into the laboratory of the real world. Students will thoughtfully and passionately follow their natural curiosity and learn their place in our rapidly evolving society. Our students will master skills for life, enduring long after their graduation from Denver Lab School.
A challenge that the community of independent schools has faced is how to deliver this kind of authentic, student-centered education in an equitable way. At Denver Lab School, we are committed to being accessible, reflecting the diversity of Denver, and becoming the school of choice for families looking for a different kind of learning community.
We look to our greater Denver community to join us in our design. We need a diverse body of committed and innovative thought partners, funders, community leaders, families, and students to help us build this community and make school different in Denver. Join us today.