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On November 1st, 2016, UNC President Margaret Spellings publicly announced that East Carolina University has been selected as one of eight universities across the state to open a laboratory school as a training site for future teachers and administrators. The lab school at ECU is a collaboration between the East Carolina University and Pitt County Public Schools, operating within South Greenville Elementary School. The ECU Lab School will open in the fall of 2017 for grades 2 through 4. The school will expand over three years to eventually serve students in grades Pre-K through 5.

The ECU Lab School is designed to build upon students’ strengths and provide real world learning experiences with research based instruction to include a variety of wrap-around services to maximize each child’s potential. It will not only address students’ academic needs, but will also provide students with additional resources to enhance their development physically, socially, and emotionally.

Our Vision

We will build a school culture that emphasizes safety, respect and love of the children and families we serve.  It is our mission to engage children in learning experiences that support their curiosity, creativity, inquiry, and intellectual growth. It is our mission to create a school that respects children’s strengths and meets their needs. The ECU lab school acknowledges and supports the integration of health, wellness and learning. Through the ECU Lab school, we will empower students, families and teachers to become informed engaged and resilient citizens in our community. It is our mission to cultivate and support a love of lifelong learning and growth for students and their families.


Our Mission

The mission of the ECU Lab school is to educate the whole child through a web of support that thrives through our partnerships. 

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The ECU Lab School is located within six classrooms at South Greenville Elementary. Students will receive access to state of the art resources in literacy, science, math, and technology. Opportunities for additional learning time will occur through planned extended day and year activities.

Laboratory School News
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ECU Lab School Advisory Council Meets for First Time
The inaugural meeting of the East Carolina University Lab School Advisory Council was held Thursday, Aug. 10, inside the ECU College of Education Speight Building. The advisory council consists of representatives from the College of Education, the ECU Office of the Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, and Pitt County Schools. The advisory council voted to appoint Chris Locklear, ECU Vice Provost for Academic Success, as ECU Lab School Advisory Council Chairman. Dr. Mark A. L’Esperance, ECU Professor of Elementary Education and Middle Grades Education, was appointed the Continue reading →

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Lab School Supply Drive
College of Education LLC Spearheading Lab School Supply Drive
The East Carolina University College of Education Living-Learning Community is hosting a school supply drive to benefit our new ECU Lab School scholars. 
The goal is to provide a new supply-filled backpack to each student. Please consider supporting our supply drive and our Lab School students so each student will be equipped with new supplies when school starts. The following supplies are needed: 75 book bags (ideally, we’d like to provide each student a book bag with school supplies loaded in on August 24th which Continue reading →

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ECU Lab School to Host New Student Orientation and Picnic
The East Carolina University Lab School will host a new student orientation and picnic Saturday, July 29, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the South Greenville Recreation Center. Lab School students and their families will have a chance to meet the school’s staff, faculty and administration at the orientation, and ask questions about the upcoming school year. This event is only open to the 75 enrolled Lab School students and their families. For more information, call 252-737-5600.

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