Biannual Family Nights
Father/Son March Madness Event
Mom Prom (Pre-Mother's Day)
Quarterly One-on-One Academic Conferences
Quarterly Parent Meetings
Quarterly Scholar Field Trips
Each year, the school year begins with Pre-Academy, which consists of Reading and Math diagnostics, Book Club discussions, and culminating with Leaders Camp. Pre-Academy is a 9-day program, which will meet from 8:30 am until 3:30 pm.
Y1: August 20 - 31, 2018
Y2: September 3 - 13, 2019
Y3: September 8 - 18, 2020
Pre-Academy is a mandatory component of the Boys Lab academic program. Parents should plan accordingly.
At the start of each year, scholars will participate in the Leader's Camp, which serves as the culminating activity for Pre-Academy. Leaders Camp will help scholars develop a sense of confidence and learn that the goal of leadership is a tool for personal empowerment. They will develop skills and capabilities that include: 1) speaking up in class, 2) solving problems creatively, and 3) communicating with confidence.
Y1: August 17 - 19, 2018
Y2: September 4 - 6, 2019
Y3: September 9 - 11, 2020
* Parent chaperones must complete a background check.
Scholars and families will participate in the Boys Lab Induction Ceremony, which is an extraordinary event to mark the formal entry into the cohort learning experience, and will begin the process of formalizing the brotherhood amongst scholars. Only held the first year.
Annual Spring Excursions
Spring Excursion #1
African-American History: DC & Williamsburg
April 15 through 19, 2019
Spring Excursion #2
New York City & The Harlem Renaissance
March 24 through March 27, 2020
Spring Excursion #3
Community & Conservation in Puerto Rico
March 22 through March 26, 2021
Summer Literacy Program
Scholars will be required to engage in summer reading, targeted at their specific grade level. SLP is designed to boost the grade-level reading skills of Boys Lab Scholars. BL Scholars will engage in book talks and projects involving the summer reading during Pre-Academy, each year. Powered by Newsela.com.
Scholars and families will participate in the Boys Lab Culmination Ceremony at the close of Year 3.
BOYS LAB HONOR CODE
"Every day, for the rest of our lives, we will strive to be Respectful, Accountable, Responsible, and Exceptional."