Welcome to Start School Later
UChicago Lab Schools, IL!
Brittany Chang, Mary Jane Maharry and Joanna Martin are founders of the chapter at The University of Chicago Laboratory School. Brittany and Mary Jane have been advocating for moving the middle school and high school start time later since 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.
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 has demonstrated that early school start times can undermine adolescents' physical and emotional development.
By starting a chapter at Lab, we hope to raise awareness among parents, faculty, staff and students.