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About Model

MISSION: In a shared commitment with Eastern Kentucky University, Model Laboratory School will serve as a learning laboratory for K-12 education in the Commonwealth of Kentucky by providing an exemplar for research, best practices, and innovation in elementary and secondary education and teacher professional learning. 

VISION: In collaboration with EKU, Model will establish pathways that provide a K-20 student-centered learning environment producing next generation college graduates and career professionals prepared to lead a global society. In addition, Model will serve as a professional development and continuing education hub to provide opportunities for Kentucky’s educators to become master teachers.

Model Laboratory School was established over 100 years ago on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University.  Model’s purpose is to educate students from Kindergarten through 12th grade while providing field experiences for EKU students and demonstrating evidence-based strategies.  Enrollment is about 720 students for all grade levels who are served by 86 faculty and staff professionals.  As the only laboratory school remaining in the state of Kentucky, Model Lab offers a unique opportunity for interaction among college faculty, Kindergarten through 12th grade faculty, and students of all ages. 

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