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The Lab Way

Mission & Core Values

The mission of the Charlotte Lab School is to use the community as our classroom to provide a personalized, engaging, and authentic learning experience designed to prepare students for success and wellness in college and a global workplace.

Striving to meet the needs of 21st century students, the Lab School is built upon the following core values:

  • Authentic learning- Students learn most effectively by doing and practicing in a context that best mimics the application of that learning;
  • Individualization and Personalization- Schools must focus on meeting the needs of each and every student and provide opportunities for choice and self-directed learning;
  • Global Awareness and Bilingualism- Twenty-first century schools must reflect the modern world and workplace, with a diverse student and faculty population, opportunities to engage with the outside world, and skills that will enable them to communicate and collaborate with diverse groups of people;
  • Metacognitive Skill Development- School can no longer focus on learning a defined set of concepts - “school” for the 21st century must emphasize the learning process and thinking skills that sustain ongoing learning and adapting; and
  • Innovation- Schools need to develop a habit of innovation – to constantly ask "why?" and "what if?“ to keep school structures and learning relevant to students in a constantly changing world.
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