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We created Lab to reimagine what’s possible in public education. As long-time K-12 teachers and administrators, we knew there was a better way to approach school -- a way that puts the needs of students (vs. the ‘system’) at the center, a way that lets teachers be the kind of teachers they always thought they could be, a way that proves ALL kids should be known, have opportunities to find and develop their passion, and can be successful.
So we created Lab, and The Lab Way. It’s our lives’ work and our passion.


Super Saturday

Time: 3 PM – 6:30 PM
Location: 2310 Cindy Ln, Charlotte, NC 28216

Yearbook Pickup

Time: 8 AM – 3 PM
Location: Lower School Campus, 301 East 9th Street

Recent News

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Summer Reading

Summer reading lists for rising K-10 grades are linked here.
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Super Saturday

A fun way to meet members of the Lab community and complete student registration for the 2021-22 school year, bus transportation and other programs.

LAB: By The Numbers

  • 12:1 Student-to-Advisor Ratio
  • B Lab’s NC Report Card Grade for 2018-2019 based on End-of-Grade Tests in Reading and Math
  • 850 Number of students in grades k-9
  • 1200+ Number of applications received each year
  • 20 Class size maximum in grades k-2
  • 25 Class size maximum in grades 3-9
  • 40% of students who qualify for free/reduced lunch
  • 45% of lab faculty identify as people of color
  • 83% Average annual retention rate of faculty
  • 60% Lab leadership team identify as people of color
  • 63% of Lab faculty hold advanced degrees
  • 80% of Economically disadvantaged students who began Lab in kindergarten are achieving proficiency on the 3rd grade NC End-of-Grade reading test
  • 84% of 3rd graders Achieved Proficiency