For faculty and other academic appointees considering educational options for their children, the University offers dedicated resources to help members of our community navigate the educational ecosystem and determine the best school options for their families. The Chicago Public Schools network is the third largest school district in the country, and more than 600 public, private, and faith-based schools across the city serve children from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Whether you have questions about charter or magnet schools, are interested in schools with gifted programs or special options for diverse learners, UChicago can assist you. For more information, please email Duane Davis, the dedicated K-12 resource in the Office of the Provost at k12options@uchicago.edu.
 
Founded by the renowned educator John Dewey in 1896 and located in Hyde Park, the Laboratory Schools provide an intellectually stimulating environment that promotes curiosity, inquiry, creativity and complex problem-solving. The Lab Schools are home to the University’s youngest learners, from preschool through high school.
 
Serving approximately 1,600 students on Chicago’s South Side, the UChicago Charter School provides a “superhighway” to college, training students to be critical thinkers and leaders. UChicago Charter School has four campuses: North Kenwood/Oakland and Donoghue serve pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. Carter G. Woodson serves eighth grade. The combined middle and high school campuses serve sixth through twelfth grade.