Founded by the renowned educator John Dewey in 1896 and located in Hyde Park, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools are among the nation\ u2019s best.Being part of the University of Chicago means that the importance of intellectual lifeof thought and explorationinfuses everything we do across all aspects of our curriculum. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. All are attracted to a diverse community and an environment that creates and nurtures the habits of expansive thinking and complex problem-solving.Life after Labprepared for success in college and beyond Virtually all Lab alumni go on to graduate from a four-year college. They gain acceptance to outstanding colleges around Chicago and the country: from the University of Chicago, University of IllinoisUrbana Champaign, Northwestern, and DePaul, to Harvard, Emory, University of Southern California, and many more. And Lab grads find each other wherever they gotheir Lab relationships last for years after graduation, turning into unexpected opportunities over and over as they pursue any number of different fields: medicine, law, education, banking, finance, theater, and the creative arts.