If you can get in--great. Responsive principal, wonderful GC, kids who practically teach themselves, tough curriculum. They even manage to integrate the high-performing kids w IEPs and the program seems to work well. Only caveat is the parents who take the whole G & T label a bit too seriously. Where
... Read more are all these "geniuses" now? Also, the teachers can be spotty, but it hardly matters with this demographic. Read less
Posted by a parent on 09/23/13
Our daughter's in the middle of second grade, and I can say that so far, our experience at Lab has been outstanding. Dedicated teachers, hands-on prinicpal (who's a bit stiff, but effective enough), active and involved families, PTA that raises enough money to have aides in each classroom (which is
... Read more a big deal, honestly, and really helps). The curriculum is accelerated and engaging, but (at least so far) homework is not a big deal or overwhelming. The school's attentive to emotional needs, and has a strong peer mediation program that reinforces this. Overall, no reservations about recommending Lab to prospective parents. Read less
Posted by a parent on 01/21/13
Undoubtedly this is a great school and the principal is quite good as well--especially compared to those of the other neighborhood schools. The teachers all seem fine as well. One negative to me is the parent body--there is major attitude here and everyone thinks his/her child is a genius. They may test
... Read more well and get accepted here, but the middle school placement is nothing special. These parents also have a really negative touch-me-not attitude toward the kids in the special ed program, some of whom are really bright but have dyslexia or suffer from OT issues. They are treated by soem as lepers. Wake up, this is NYC people--and almost everyone has an IEP or "issues"! Read less
Posted by a parent on 08/12/12
As a parent of a child currently enrolled at Lower lab I have been very pleased with the program so far and I know that it's the right school for my child. The program and teachers have exceeded my expectations and hopes. The school is nurturing while also challenging. The children are taught social
... Read more responsibility and awareness. They have been exposed to so many cultural activities around the city. I can't help but feel that we are getting a unique and special experience overall as a family, and I know my child is getting a top-notch education. The principal and assistant principal are undoubtedly leading this school in a great direction. Read less
Posted by a parent on 12/16/11
lab is a very social and close school with great acedemics and amazing teachers. with only two classes per grade you really get to know everyone and there is a very close community.
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Posted by a other on 05/11/11
The Lab is an exceptional school with lots of activities for the kids. With only 2 classes per grade the students really get to know each other and although it is among the best scoring schools in all of NYS, the environment is very warm and friendly. We couldn't be happier at this school.
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Posted by a parent on 06/29/09
P.S 77 is a warm, nurturing, academically strong school for your child.The teachers and the parents are the heart of the school. Together with the students it is a fabulous learning community. The students continue to score amongst the highest in the state.
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Posted by a parent on 05/28/08
P.S. 77 (Lower Lab School) has been a great influence in my life. It has helped me become more knowledgeable, both academically and socially. If it wasn't for the challenging academics, then I possibly wouldn't have made it into one of the best public middle schools in Manhattan. Now, in 7th grade, I
... Read more am going to transfer to a private school, because of all the learning I have been taught. Read less
Posted by a student on 04/19/08
Our child has just completed Kindergarten and we couldn't be happier. She has really enjoyed it while learning a tremendous amount at the same time. We always knew the Lab was a top school but I just checked the 2007 NYS standardized test results and the 3rd, 4th and 5th grades all scored in the top
... Read more 1% of the state for both english and math and usually scored in the top 0.1%! Our child also learns about science, art, Spanish and music and has many field trips all thanks to a very active PTA. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/27/07
Lower Lab is probably the best public elementary school in the city. Literacy and math are very strong and Spanish, science and computer class are taught with a hands on lively approach. Last year the fourth graders made an impressive video reportage about their school, filming and interviewing teachers,
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New York schools — P.s. 77 Lower Lab School is located at 1700 3rd Ave, New York NY 10128. 1700 3rd Ave is in the 10128 ZIP code in New York, NY The school district for P.s. 77 Lower Lab School is the New York City Public Schools. P.s. 77 Lower Lab School is a Public school that serves grade levels K - 5.
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