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  • The School

    Founded in 1896, Laurel is an independent school for girls, Kindergarten-Grade 12, with a coed Pre-Primary. Long recognized for its superior academic program, admission to Laurel School is selective. Explore our history.

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  • Mission

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

    Committed to building a just and inclusive world, Laurel girls are courageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.
  • Tagline

    Dream. Dare. Do.

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  • Location and Campuses

    Laurel’s suburban-rural advantage gives girls the edge. At our traditional Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights, students thrive as members of a community that spans Pre-Primary through Grade 12 all under one roof. Just seven miles away from Shaker in Geauga County, Laurel students immerse themselves in the natural world at our beautiful 150-acre Butler Campus. While we benefit from being a two-campus school that provides flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces, we are one school when it comes to our philosophical approach to our students. For even more, explore Campuses.

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  • Enrollment

    620 students.
    67 Northeast Ohio communities and 43 school systems are represented at Laurel.
  • Non-Descrimination Statement

    An all girls’ school, K-12, with a coed Pre-Primary, Laurel School is proud to be an inclusive and equitable school community that welcomes students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or disability or sexual orientation. Additionally, we actively seek faculty and staff without regard to these identifiers or gender.
  • Financial Assistance

    Laurel awards 4.4 million dollars of financial assistance annually. Explore more at Affording Laurel.

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  • Student Teacher Ratio

    8:1
  • Student Computer Ratio (Grade K-12)

    1:1
  • Faculty

    Laurel School employs 100 full-time and part-time faculty members from Early Learners through Grade 12.
    66% of faculty members have a masters degree or higher, including seven PhDs and two JDs.

Honors, AP and KAP Courses

  • AP English III: American Literature
  • KAP English IV
  • KAP Theatre
  • AP US History
  • AP Government
  • KAP European History
  • AP Art History
  • AP World History-Modern
  • AP Psychology
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • AP Microeconomics
  • Honors Geometry
  • Honors Algebra II
  • Honors PreCalculus
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Calculus BC
  • Honors Multivariable Calculus and Differential Equations
  • Honors Biology
  • AP Biology
  • Honors Chemistry
  • AP Chemistry
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Honors Physics
  • AP Physics C (Mechanics)
  • AP 2D Design
  • AP Music Theory
  • Honors Chinese IV
  • AP Chinese Language and Culture
  • Honors French III and IV
  • KAP French
  • AP French Language
  • Honors Latin Literature – Epic Poetry
  • Honors Latin Literature – Lyric Poetry
  • Honors Classical Studies
  • Honors Spanish III and IV
  • AP Spanish Language and Culture
  • AP Spanish Literature and Culture

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  • College Guidance

    College Guidance at Laurel is personalized for each student. 100% of our graduating class is college-bound. Explore College Guidance and our College Acceptances list.
  • Standardized Test Scores (Class of 2019)

    SAT Reasoning Test Data: (40 of 66 students reporting)
    SAT Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Middle 50%: 610-695
    SAT Mathematics Middle 50%: 560-685

    ACT Data: (61 of 66 students reporting)
    ACT English Middle 50%: 27-34
    ACT Mathematics Middle 50%: 24-30
    ACT Reading Middle 50%: 26-35
    ACT Science Middle 50%: 24-31
    ACT Composite Middle 50%: 25-32

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  • Extracurricular Life

    Clubs, organizations: 30
    Total community service hours completed by the Class of 2018: 7,293
    Varsity sports offered: 11
    Junior Varsity sports offered: 8 
    Upper School sports student participation: 69% 
    Seventh/Eighth Grade sports offered: 9 
    Seventh/Eighth Grade sports student participation: 64%
  • School Colors

    Green and White
  • Mascot

    Gator
  • Alma Mater

    “Laurel School, our Alma Mater, join our love to tell.”
    For complete lyrics, sheet music and a recording, visit the Alma Mater page.
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