A laboratory school in the traditional sense is a school (which can be from pre-kindergarten to high school) associated with a college or university committed to delivering quality instruction for the students who attend. Laboratory schools seek to provide an innovative and challenging environment that goes beyond the scope of what traditional public and private schools can provide. School of the Ozarks provides a unique and inventive curriculum following a classical Christian model. Students are provided with experiential learning activities which range from using College of the Ozarks academic and athletic facilities to meeting world leaders and political influencers to student travel opportunities within the United States and abroad. The academic program at School of the Ozarks exceeds the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education college preparatory
curriculum requirements in all core areas.