ECU’s youngest students learning at Lab School

Staff and teachers meet students at the Lab School open house last August.

This academic year was the inaugural one for ECU’s Lab School, which will complete its school year in June.

Housed in a renovated wing of South Greenville Elementary School, the ECU Lab School is designed to serve students who have underperformed in their traditional school setting by building upon the students’ strengths. The Lab School not only addresses students’ academic needs but also provides students with additional resources to enhance their development physically, socially and emotionally. Additionally, the Lab School operates on an extended day schedule with students remaining in school until 5 p.m. As a trade-off, Lab School students are not assigned homework.

While the first year of operation included only second, third and fourth grades, ECU plans to add a blended pre-K and kindergarten, first-, and fifth-grade classes to the lab school for the 2018-2019 school year.