2019-2020 Catalog

Henry Barnard Laboratory School

The Henry Barnard Laboratory School (HBS), which enrolls learners from preschool (age 3) through grade five, has served the Feinstein School of Education and Human Development and the College for 120 years. It provides opportunities for Rhode Island College education students preparing to become teachers to observe classes, to participate in clinical and practicum experiences and to student/co-teach. HBS faculty participate in educational research activities, publish in literature of the field and present at local and national conferences.

As a laboratory school, HBS seeks to be a model for other schools in the state and region. Faculty seek to develop, document and disseminate new, effective practices for the field. The HBS preschool is a Reggio-Emelia-inspired program. Afterschool care for all learners is available. For more information, visit the website at www.ric.edu/hbs.