Educational Institutions

Lab School of Washington

  • Washington, DC
  • www.labschool.org

Mission Statement

In 1967, our late Founder/Director Sally L. Smith started The Lab School of Washington to provide individualized and structured instruction for children and adults with learning disabilities by using an experiential, arts-based methodology. The Lab School's mission is to:
(1) provide comprehensive diagnostic-prescriptive educational services specifically designed to meet the needs of individuals with learning disabilities who are of average to superior intelligence,

(2) assist the students to become productive members of society,

(3) enhance the capacity of families and professionals to work with them, and

(4) develop new programs and services for dissemination.

Main Programs

  1. Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

We primarily serve those in the DC metropolitan region.

ruling year

1982

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Mrs. Katherine Schantz

Keywords

Self-reported

Lab, Lab School, LSW, Baltimore Lab, LD, learning disabilities, Sally Smith

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Also Known As

Lab, LSW, Baltimore Lab

EIN

52-1261627

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Specialized Education Institutions/Schools for Visually or Hearing Impaired, Learning Disabled (B28)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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Program 1

Program

The Lab School of Washington
Day School - 350 students K-12
Night School - approximately 100 adults each year
Summer School - 300 students including children from the community
After School - 150 children including many from the community
Testing and therapy - in occupational therapy, speech language pathology, psychological services, career counseling and college counseling for students and outpatients
Tutoring Service - approximately 700 clients
Tutor Training Program hundreds trained over the last 23 years
Annual Lecture Series - for parents, teachers and professionals on learning disability issues, sponsored by Kaiser Permanente
Teacher training workshops - on campus (serving approximately 1000 educators world-wide)
Workshops - for public, independent and parochial school teachers and administrators, and mental health professionals
Graduate program - at American University, Special Education: Learning Disabilities, School of Education, College of Arts and Sciences
Books and articles - No Easy Answers: The Learning Disabled Child at Home and School; Succeeding Against the Odds: How the Learning Disabled Can Realize Their Promise; Different is Not Bad: Different is The World; The Power of the Arts; Live It, Learn It: The Academic Club Methodology for Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD
Baltimore Lab- a division of The Lab School of Washington
Day School - Fall 2005: 130, grades 1-12 in its eighth year

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$21,599,901.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

District of Columbia

We primarily serve those in the DC metropolitan region.

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Financials

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THE LAB SCHOOL OF WASHINGTON
Fiscal year: Aug 01-Jul 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Lab School of Washington

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Mrs. Katherine Schantz

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Robert Mathias

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide

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