Tradition of Excellence



Greenwood is best known for its finest tradition: academic excellence.  

The school is accredited by AdvancED (North Central).

K-12 students receive academically rigorous instruction from Master, Specialist and Doctoral level teachers.  Greenwood Laboratory School is also known for its use of state-of-the-art technology and inquiry based learning in a small class environment.


Greenwood students excel in research and public speaking.  Instruction begins in elementary grades and culminates with a senior level capstone project.  K-12 students are inspired to use essential critical thinking, service learning and communication skills.


Test Scores

Greenwood students consistently attain the highest ACT average when compared to all local and area schools.

College Courses

Greenwood secondary students may take classes on the Missouri State University campus and receive full college credit for their enrollment.  Students select advanced courses in their planned field of study to enhance their resume for college admittance, receiving a separate transcript from Missouri State University. 

Graduation Exhibitions

Preparing students for future university work, student exhibitions require components of critical thinking, research, writing, public speaking, analysis, interpretation, as well as the Public Affairs field experience.  Graduates may receive additional Awards of Merit upon completion.

Honors Diploma

Greenwood graduates not only meet state college preparatory requirements, but additionally may earn a Public Affairs Honors Diploma with endorsements in public affairs, science, math and other fields of study.


Greenwood Graduates are Prepared for Collegiate Academic Success

"My years at Greenwood shaped me in countless ways, but perhaps most importantly by developing my sense of academic curiosity.  At Greenwood, we were expected to pursue independent work and every student was challenged to push themselves and maximize their own talents.  My science professor helped me get my first summer job in the MSU chemistry lab.  Those experiences in high school directly led to my career path to become a medical school faculty member and researcher."

Brian D. Muegge, MD, PhD, Class of 2001

~ Bachelor of Arts (Chemistry) Princeton University, 2005

~ Combined MD-Phd Program at Washington University School of Medicine, 2013

~ Resident Physician, University of California School of Medicine - San Francisco, CA