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Laurel At A Glance

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  • The School

    Founded in 1896, Laurel is an independent school for girls, Kindergarten-Grade 12, with a coed Early Childhood. 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 of Early Childhood through Grade 2 and Grades 6-12.
    Just seven miles away from Shaker in Geauga County, Laurel's Grades 3-5 and Outdoor Prekindergarten 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.
  • Financial Assistance

    Laurel awards 4.4 million dollars of financial assistance annually. Explore more at Tuition and Affordability.
  • Diversity Statement

    A K-12 school for girls with a coed Early Childhood, Laurel School is proud to be an inclusive and equitable school community. We actively seek representation from a wide range of diverse backgrounds and a variety of life experiences to strengthen the Laurel community. 

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  • Student Teacher Ratio

  • Student Computer Ratio (Grade K-12)

  • 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

  • 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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