Malone Scholars Program
Schools Selected in 2008
The following schools were recipients of Malone Scholars Program endowments in 2008 and, therefore, offer Malone Scholarships annually:
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
1362 E. 59th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637
The University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (Lab) serve a diverse community of 1,750 students from nursery school through 12th grade with an experience-centered, rigorous and well-rounded education. Established in 1896 by philosopher John Dewey, the Laboratory Schools began as a revolutionary experiment in child-centered education. Within a few years of starting his school, Dewey listed a set of beliefs that continue to guide our schools:
Today, Lab rallies around the balanced values articulated in its mission statement: excellence in academics, the arts, and athletics; achieving a sense of emotional and physical well being; and gaining a sense of personal and community responsibility. As a result, Lab educates leaders — young people who are confident, think critically, take on new challenges, accomplish difficult tasks, and do all this within a context of consideration and respect for others.
In addition to a rich history of innovation and excellence, Lab’s strengths include its relationship with a world-class university, the University of Chicago, where lifelong learning is modeled all around us. About half of Lab students are children of faculty and staff of the University, many of whom are distinguished professors, researchers and authors. As a result, Lab students live and learn in a community that values education to a very high degree. Commitment to diversity is deeply rooted in Lab’s history as well as in its current practice. With 37% of students and 20% of faculty identifying as persons of color, Lab is one of America’s most diverse independent schools. Our student body hails from over 60 countries and countless traditions, and while half of Lab’s families live in Hyde Park and the neighborhoods surrounding the University, others come from all over the city and surrounding areas — including Chicago’s traditionally ethnic neighborhoods such as Pilsen, Chinatown, Andersonville, Bronzeville, the north side, the surrounding suburbs, and Indiana.
Though we are one of the nation’s largest independent schools, Lab is a lively, close-knit community, where every student is known and cared for as an individual. Students are encouraged to stretch, take risks, and to see education as a lifelong adventure. From nursery school onward, lessons are highly individualized and keyed to milestones in intellectual, social and ethical development.
Wichita Collegiate School
9115 East 13th Street
Wichita, KS 67206
Wichita Collegiate School is a college preparatory co-educational day school in Wichita, Kansas, serving families with children age 2 through Grade 12. Collegiate was founded in 1963 by a group of parents who wanted to provide a uniquely excellent education for their children. With a total current enrollment of approximately 1000 students, Collegiate continues to maintain its emphasis on individual attention in small classes. A challenging academic curriculum, a focus on values and community service, opportunities for participation in the arts and athletics are all part of an integrated program created to allow students to discover their talents and realize their potential.
The mission of Wichita Collegiate School, “to provide the highest quality education for each student, which will maximize his or her ability to understand and enjoy the complexities of the world and successfully meet the challenges of life,” guides the dynamic teaching faculty as it prepares students for the 21st century.
Collegiate provides stimulating and demanding educational programs with an equally high level of support that allows all students to achieve. Collegiate prepares students for higher education and a productive and personally fulfilling life; its teachers foster independence, responsibility, confidence and the ability to build upon acquired learning skills. Lifelong learning is modeled by faculty and staff, and a commitment to personal improvement is instilled in students. Faculty and students alike experience the excitement that comes from learning and solving genuine problems together.
A focus on character is the foundation upon which academic, athletic, arts and community service programs are built. Collegiate fosters integrity, humility, tolerance and a realization of the worth of others.
Brownell Talbot School
400 N. Happy Hollow Blvd.
Omaha, NE 68132
Brownell Talbot School is a college preparatory school dedicated to its tradition of academic excellence in a safe, caring community. It is Nebraska’s only private, independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school and serves students in pre-school through grade 12. Founded in 1863, it is the oldest school in continuous operation in the state and produced the state's first high school graduates in 1868. Located in mid-town Omaha on a 17-acre campus, Brownell Talbot serves more than 460 students from the greater Omaha metropolitan area. The Brownell Talbot family comprises a rich blend of cultural, racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic diversity.
The School is committed to each student’s exploration, understanding, and development of the creative, intellectual, physical, spiritual, and social self, which values each person’s inherent dignity, integrity, self-esteem, and self-discipline. Students are challenged to acquire knowledge, think critically, listen with discernment, and speak and write proficiently so they can become life-long learners and successful in a technologically-based, global society.
The School received the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement in recognition of its strong AP program and its faculty’s dedication to student success. A distinctive college counseling program, beginning in eighth grade, guides students through the process of matching interests and strengths to appropriate college and university choices. A comprehensive character development program spanning all grade levels encourages the students to be honest, ethical, and respectful. Understanding and appreciating the principles on which this nation was founded, they learn to be responsible citizens and leaders who support and serve the community.
With a challenging curriculum, creative and professional faculty, and exceptional programs in the arts, athletics, and extracurricular activities, students attain personal achievement and academic excellence consistent with their individual abilities, interest, and talents. The School’s size allows students to participate in multiple activities, creating well-rounded young men and women who excel in every pursuit.