Welcome to Start School Later
UChicago Lab Schools, IL!
Brittany Chang, Mary Jane Maharry and Joanna Martin founded the chapter at The University of Chicago Laboratory School in 2017. Brittany and Mary Jane started advocating for a healthy school start time in 2016.
Joanna, a practicing physician, joined forces with them in the Fall of 2017, after she reviewed the medical literature about adolescent sleep and school start time. We were thrilled that Cheryl Hubbard, an educator by profession, joined our efforts in the Fall of 2018.
Lab is an independent, progressive school that has always been committed to an evidence-based curriculum. Lab is also associated with a top-rated research institution and we hope that Lab will be at the forefront of an evidence-based best practice policy change.
A large and growing body of research demonstrates that early school start times can undermine adolescents' physical and emotional development.
Our chapter at Lab continues to raise awareness among parents, faculty, staff and students.