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Upcoming Events

April 12

ACT Exams at BCHS, 7:45 a.m.

April 14-18

No School, Spring Break

April 22

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

April 22-24

NYSSMA Choral Majors, BCHS

April 26

Junior Prom, 6-11 p.m.

April 28 & 30

BCHS Concert, 7:30 p.m.

May 1

BCHS 2nd Annual Girls Night Out, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

May 2

BCHS Key Club Gong Show, 7 p.m.

May 3

SAT I & II Exams, 7:45 a.m., BCHS

VJCAT Presents: The Importance of Being Ernest, BCHS, 2pm & 7pm (RM: G100)

May 4

VJCAT Presents: The Importance of Being Ernest, BCHS, 2pm (RM: G100)

May 5-16


May 6

BOE Meet the Candidates Night, 6:30 p.m.

May 7

BOE Meeting, 7 p.m.

May 8

BCHS Service Recognition Tea, 5-6:30 p.m.

May 20

School Budget Vote & BOE Election, 7 a.m.-9 p.m., BCHS




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Lab School

Welcome to the Lab School

Lab School members in front of Lincoln Memorial

The Bethlehem Central Lab School is a small, rigorous high school program carved out of the larger Bethlehem High School in which it is physically situated. Designed by members of the Bethlehem faculty, administration and community, the Lab School is committed to excellence through innovation and represents a bold educational thrust into the 21st century. Lab School students and faculty alike have been characterized as a community of risk-takers, pioneering active modes of learning that frequently involve students in independent research, formal presentations and interdisciplinary projects - all in a context of demanding coursework and Regents mandates.

Chartered in 1992 as a local response to calls from business, government and educational institutions to experiment with new methods of teaching and learning, the Lab School has been featured in the local press, as well as in national professional journals.

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Lab School Lottery for Incoming Freshmen

The lottery for incoming freshman is complete. Families can contact Lab School Coordinator Stephen Smith at beginning on Monday, February 10 to get an update on where their student is on lottery list.

What do you remember from high school?

Lab School Retreat at Camp Chingachgook

To build your community and learn by experience are key tenants of Bethlehem’s Lab School. Every fall, Lab School students, parents and faculty gather at Camp Chingachgook in September to welcome our freshman students. This trip marked the kick-off of our 21st year.

Mr. Mitchell, a Lab School teacher and mentor, takes us through the Lab School’s recent retreat to Camp Chingachgook in Kattskill Bay, NY.


Photo Gallery: BCHS Lab School students walk for hunger

On Saturday, Dec. 1, the Lab School held a walk for hunger and raised $2,100 for the Regional Food Bank of Northeastern New York. More the 60 Lab School students, parents and teachers walked from the high school to the Four Corners and back before making the donation to Bill Quandt from the Regional Food Bank. VIEW THE PHOTO GALLERY

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Futures - Lab School Video Update on March 2014

NOTE: Older Lab School videos can be found here.


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Lab School Photo Gallery 

Download the Lab School brochure [PDF]

Lab School Yearbook order form [PDF] 



Lab School Press Club

Parent Info Page

Teacher Pages   

Lab School Open House PowerPoint [PDF]

Lab School Open House Slide Show [PDF]