Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University

The Campus Laboratory School of Carlow University is a Catholic, Laboratory, and Independent School; we are unique among the education institutions in the Pittsburgh region. The Campus Laboratory School offers a distinctive educational opportunity for children Preschool through Grade 8. Early Childhood options include Montessori and Reggio-Inspired preschool programs. Infants and Toddlers are served through the Early Learning Center.

The Campus Laboratory School is rooted in the principles and history of our founders: The Sisters of Mercy. The Campus Laboratory School provides regular religious instruction, Catholic celebrations including liturgy and sacraments, and service opportunities. Partnership with the Diocese of Pittsburgh affords more opportunities, including competition in Diocesan sporting leagues.  Our teachers, staff, and student represent many different faiths, and all are welcomed and celebrated here.  The Sisters of Mercy embrace five critical areas of concern: immigration, nonviolence, women, racism, and earth. These are embraced in our School community and Mercy values woven throughout the curriculum and extensive service projects.

As a laboratory school, The Campus Laboratory School maintains an integral and strong relationship with Carlow University. We partner with the University on educational experiences, professional development, opportunities for pre-service teachers, and sharing of facilities. The Campus Laboratory School joins Carlow University as a member of Carnegie Mellon’s CREATE Lab satellite network.  Additionally, the Campus Laboratory School engages in educational, professional development, and networking activities via membership in the Pittsburgh Association of University Schools.

The Campus Laboratory School provides a supportive and challenging learning environment with rigorous, integrated curriculum. Students are offered authentic and differentiated learning experiences that support their tendencies, skills, and intelligences. An intentional focus on STEAM+ allows children to develop habits of mind and academic skills necessary for logical, scientific exploration while using technology in creative ways. Our PreK-3rd grade curriculum includes strong literacy development rooted in the Science of Reading and integrated with opportunities for children to engage with culturally and linguistically responsive literature.   Our Learning Lab provides multi-sensory small group instruction focused on literacy and mathematics interventions and supports development of executive functioning skills.

We honor all aspects of the developing child in our environments by utilizing positive teacher language, interactive modeling, academic choice, and community building activities.

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