NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies

333 W 17th St - New York NY - 10011
Type of autonomy arrangement: PROSE agreement
Basic Profile

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Determine learning program
Set school-level policy
Determine professional development
Determine authorizer assessments
Determine state assessments


Select colleagues
Evaluate colleagues
Transfer or terminate colleagues
Determine tenure policy
Select leaders


Determine school budget
Set staff pattern
Determine compensation
Determine teacher workday
Set schedule
Teacher Authority Is...
De Jure and De Facto

NYC Lab School for Collaborative Studies has de jure authority via their PROSE school agreement in the areas of professional development, learning program, setting the schedule, setting staff pattern, and determining teacher work day. The teacher team has de facto autonomy in the other areas indicated above.

About the Learning Program

Inspired by the power of collaboration, the Lab School challenges students to soar intellectually and to act bravely in our complex world community. In living our mission, we:

  • Embrace students from diverse backgrounds who demonstrate a passion for learning
  • Provide a full inclusion program that celebrates the gifts of all students
  • Nourish each student socially, emotionally, physically, and academically
  • Support students with a humanistic curriculum along a four-year arc of reflective inquiry
  • Guide students to empathy through understanding
  • Develop students’ ability to articulate their wisdom in the interconnected languages of the arts and sciences
  • Sustain the enjoyment of learning for all members of the school community by adhering holistically to tenets of our philosophy