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Butler Campus, Geauga County

Laurel's 140-acre Butler Campus includes the 16,000-square-foot Alice Lehmann Butler Center for Fitness and Wellness, fifteen acres of athletic fields, eight tennis courts, a quarter mile all-weather track, 1,800-square feet of lodge space, a 3,200-square-foot covered pavilion, a 2,600-square-foot residence, a fully accessible tree house and an adventure course boasting both high and low elements.  Approximately three miles of cross-country walking trails, plus ponds and streams make this campus distinct in Northeastern Ohio.



Between 1997 and 1999 Laurel School purchased 140 acres of land spanning Russell and Chester townships in Geauga County.  In August 2007, the Laurel School Board of Trustees voted to name this incredible resource The Butler Campus of Laurel School in honor of a transformational gift from John and Alice Lehmann Butler '49 of Dubuque, Iowa.
Bio Blitz at Laurel's Butler CampusThe land tract includes the former home of nationally-renowned photographer Barbara Bosworth. From visiting scholars-in-residence each fall to winter visits from the Primary School during their monthly LAB (Laurel at Butler) days to Middle School intersession classes in the spring, the Fairmount House expands our ability to leverage our curricular ambitions at Butler.

The Alice Lehmann Butler Center for Fitness and Wellness is the keystone of The Butler Campus, this fabulous 12,000-square-foot facility houses a state-of-the-art fitness center, with emphasis on upper body strength; locker rooms and showers; team meeting rooms; and a full-service catering kitchen. 


Reid Lodge at Laurel's Butler Campus

Other multifunctional facilities at The Butler Campus include the beautiful Reid Lodge and octagonal Conway Pavilion, used for classes, meetings and special events. Our fully handicapped-accessible Magic Tree House, inspired by the Mary Pope Osborne children’s book series, emerges from the trees, and an adventure course boasting both high and low elements fosters team building, risk taking and leadership skills.


Athletic Fields at Laurel's Butler Campus

First-rate varsity athletic facilities are at home on The Butler Campus.