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. 

Explore and Learn with Us!

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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Support the ECU Lab School this Holiday Season
  As the Holidays quickly approach many of us start thinking about how we can help our neighbors in need. A CRITICAL need has arisen at the ECU Lab School. We need a small emergency clothing closet and toiletry pantry for our students. Clothing needs include shirts, pants, underwear, and socks. Many of our students also need warm coats and shoes. A well-stocked toiletry pantry that includes toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant and feminine hygiene supplies is also needed. Clothing sizes for both boys and girls in Continue reading →

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Lab School Hiring School Nurse/Health Navigator – Filled
East Carolina University SCHOOL NURSE/UNIVERSITY LABS SCHOOL HEALTH NAVIGATOR Vacancy #: 631001 Salary Range: Commensurate with Qualifications Open Date: 09-15-2017 Closing Date: Open Until Filled The East Carolina University Lab School involves cross campus collaboration to provide the students a spectrum of support and services to comprehensively address their academic, social-emotional, physical, and family/community needs. The College of Nursing is currently seeking an individual to serve the University Lab School Community as a ½ time Integrated Health Navigator and a ½ time School Nurse. The Continue reading →

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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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