What We Believe
At the Denver Lab School, we believe that learning must be deep, enduring, purposeful, and transferable. It is through the development and nurturing of this student-centered approach that we can confidently prepare young people to own their learning in college, career, and life.
About Denver Lab School
Denver Lab School is a proposed new school located in the heart of downtown Denver, Colorado, serving students in middle and high school. The school will open in the fall of 2022, serving students in grades six, seven, and eight, and then adding a grade each year. As an intentionally small learning community, Denver Lab School will be able to deliver individualized learning opportunities like no other school in Denver. With just 40 students per grade, students will learn and grow in an intimate environment that allows them to follow their individual passions. The school will also increase access to student-centered, inquiry-based, experiential education by offering generous financial aid in addition to its affordable tuition rate.
Denver Lab School will offer the greater-Denver community an exciting and unique option. Students will drive the direction of their learning under the mentorship and guidance of excellent teachers. The learning process is at its core an iterative one, where teachers and students design experiences that help them approach answers to the questions that most intrigue them. Leading research shows that when students are in control of their learning, their natural curiosity and joy will allow them to truly become lifelong learners.
What is a “Lab School”?
Lab schools have historically been associated with universities as a place to put into practice research-based instruction, innovation, and teacher development. While Denver Lab School operates independently, we are dedicated to the original mission of the lab school movement by giving our students the opportunity to learn in the most innovative environment and grow alongside gifted educators.
What grades does Denver Lab School offer?
Denver Lab School will offer grades sixth, seventh, and eighth in our inaugural year. Moving forward, each year we will add another class until we expand to a full middle and high school, grades 6-12.
Does Denver Lab School offer extracurricular activities?
At Denver Lab School we want to empower students to define and contribute to the culture of our school, and supporting student-sponsored extracurricular activities and clubs will certainly be a major part of that effort.