Drop-Off/Pick-Up & Parking at School

The lack of parking spaces for families is an ongoing challenge and it is important that all families become familiar with these procedures and follow them. We appreciate your cooperation in making the best of this situation!

Curbside drop-off and pick-up are offered for those who want to use it. If you plan on spending more than 15 minutes at the school please use the angled spaces in front of the building, the metered parking lot across from the building, the 4th Street Ramp or Church Street parking garage, or metered parking spaces in Dinkytown within a fifteen-minute walk of the building.

  • Curbside Drop-off: Drop-off time for morning classes is 8:30 – 8:45 a.m. and for afternoon classes is 12:30 – 12:45 p.m. Teachers will be waiting at the curb during the drop-off period. Remain in your car and a teacher will meet your child and walk them to the group meeting space. If you arrive before drop-off time, you and your child may wait in your car along the curb for a teacher; however do not leave your car unattended on the curb. If a parent leaves their vehicle parked along the curb this adversely affects everyone else waiting in line. 


  • Curbside Pick-up: At the end of the day, teachers will bring children to the driveway curb as parents arrive. Pick-up time for morning classes is 11:15 – 11:30 a.m. or 12:45 – 1:00 p.m. and pick-up time for the afternoon classes is 3:15 – 3:30. Please pull up to the curb and remain in your car while you wait for the teacher to bring your child to you.  


  • Late Pick-up: If you are picking up your child late, you will need to park at a public parking space and come to the school doors. Children will be waiting with a staff member. A late fee is assessed if a child is picked up after the designated pick-up time. (See the Lab School Handbook for more information on this policy.)


  • Unfortunately the Laboratory School building will not be open for families.   University protocol in the sunrise plan encourages us to limit the number of people in any of our buildings.