In her latest blog for The Huffington Post, Head of School Ann V. Klotz provides advice she recently shared with parents new to Laurel. She encourages parents to inform the school of important family situations, to allow their children to make mistakes, to eat dinner as a family and more -- every parent will take something away from Klotz's wisdom. 

"Better Together: Parenting a Child in an Independent School."

It looks like this will be a great season for Gator Basketball! Senior Nicole Felice was one of 62 girls in Northeast Ohio named by as a player to watch. After Nicole led the Gators to their first win of the season against Lake Catholic, Laurel’s varsity basketball team made’s Top 25 poll. Go Gators!

Read the full list of players to watch.

Read about and watch's coverage on the Top 25.

A frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, Ann V. Klotz’s latest piece reflects on how she and her family made the decision to move from Manhattan to Northeast Ohio over ten years ago. Leaving the only life her two young daughters had known, welcoming her infant son into the world, running a summer theatre program in Pennsylvania and beginning her first year as Head of Laurel, Klotz felt as though she had perhaps bitten off more than she could chew. Read how her husband Seth encouraged her to “Keep on Chewing.”

Naomi Shapiro '15Laurel Senior Naomi Shapiro isn't a typical member of Laurel's cross country team. Naomi's Jewish faith requires that she not drive in motorized vehicles from sundown on Friday evening until sundown on Saturday evening. With many cross country meets taking place on Saturdays, Naomi and her family have discovered an unconventional way to get to meets.

While her teammates ride the bus to meets, Naomi and her parents find a hotel in the vicinity of each meet. They arrive to the hotel on Friday evening, walk to the meet venue on Saturday and then back to the hotel. At times Naomi and her parents have walked up to ten miles round-trip in addition to the distance she runs during each meet.

Recently Naomi sat down with to discuss her story and they shadowed her for her final cross country meet as a Laurel student.

Read and watch more about Naomi’s remarkable story here.

Marne Levine, Laurel Class of 1988, was named the first COO of Instagram. A former Facebook VP and current board member of Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In organization, Marne is also a protege of Larry Summers and was his chief of staff while he was President at Harvard University and was his deputy assistant secretary when he was secretary of treasury in the Clinton Administration.

So who is Marne Levine, Instagram’s new COO? (bizwomen article)

Instagram Hires First COO, Facebook VP Marne Levine (re/code article)

  • December, 2014
    • MonDec22 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
    • TueDec23 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
    • WedDec24 Winter Break: NO CLASSES. BUILDING CLOSED.
    • ThuDec25 Winter Break: NO CLASSES. BUILDING CLOSED.
    • FriDec26 Winter Break: NO CLASSES. BUILDING CLOSED.
    • MonDec29 Winter at Laurel Camp
    • MonDec29 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
    • TueDec30 Winter at Laurel Camp
    • TueDec30 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
    • WedDec31 Winter at Laurel Camp
    • WedDec31 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
  • January, 2015
    • ThuJan01 Winter Break/New Year's Day: NO CLASSES. BUILDNG CLOSED.
    • FriJan02 Winter at Laurel Camp
    • FriJan02 Winter Break: NO CLASSES
    • FriJan02 US Basketball Gator Classic 4:30 PM


An All-Girls’ Independent College Preparatory School for Grades K-12 and Coed Pre-Primary
Lyman Campus Butler Campus

Laurel's Mission Statement:

To inspire each girl to
fulfill her promise and
to better the world. 

 Pre-Primary and Primary School
Open House

For children 20 months-4 years old
and girls entering K-Grade 4

Saturday, January 10, 2015
9:00-11:00 a.m.
at Laurel's Lyman Campus

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"Laurel transforms students into strong women through an exemplary education and an atmosphere built on growth." Caitlin Cronin '16

"During my time at Laurel, I developed the mental aspect of my tennis game -- staying focused and staying in every match. The support that I've gotten from my team and my coaches has really helped me to do that." Danielle Buchinsky '15

"Laurel encourages its girls to try things they think they can do, things they don't think they can do, and even things they never thought about doing." Jazlynn Baker '16

"Laurel is a place where almost every girl can find a home. The community here is extremely accepting and diverse, and every student has her own ideas and opinions that are valued by everyone."Rebecca Brichacek '16

"Confident, independent, open-minded, fearless. That's what comes to mind when I think of what Laurel has given to my daughters." Laurel Parent


“The greatest gift Laurel gave me was the gift of lifelong friendships with classmates, teachers and parents of classmates. We have a special bond based on our shared experiences.” 
Betsy Sweeney Backes ‘78

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