Butler/IPS Partnerships

IPS/Butler Partnership at Lab School

Lab School StudentEnergized Early Learning

Problem solving and instruction infused with the arts and science are hallmarks of the Indianapolis Public Schools/Butler University Laboratory School. Opened in fall 2011, this Reggio-inspired, magnet elementary school will add a grade each year until ultimately the Lab School will serve grades K-8. St. Mary's Child Center provides preschool programming at Lab School.

Butler's College of Education (COE) collaborates with IPS in the Lab School's curriculum development and operations. All faculty hold Butler education degrees. Children of Butler employees may attend the Lab School as space is available.

Butler COE Dean Ena Shelley describes Lab School teacher Abby Bucher's methods for stimulating learning, in this video prepared for Indiana's Teacher Appreciation Week.

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Education Majors Plant Edible Schoolyard Concept

Edible Schoolyard

Students in a Butler course on educational leadership won grants from Dow and the National Gardening Association to develop an Edible Schoolyard project at Lab School, included a vegetable garden and three chickens.

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