Induction Ceremony


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 Programming


  • 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


Leaders Camp


 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

* Parent chaperones must complete a background check.  



Annual Spring Excursions


Spring Excursion #1

African-American History: DC & Williamsburg

April 15 through 19, 2019

Spring Excursion #2

Atlanta & Beyond: The Civil Rights Movement

August 24 through August 28, 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 CommonLit.


Culminating Ceremony


Scholars and families will participate in the Boys Lab Culmination Ceremony at the close of Year 3. Details pending. 


"Every day, for the rest of our lives, we will strive to be Respectful, Accountable, Responsible, and Exceptional." 

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1309 W. 95th St, Chicago, IL 60643

Hackman Hall 304


Phone: 773.359.3144

Fax:     312.803.0019