Curricular Braid Themes
The four themes of civic engagement, entrepreneurship, global studies and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) set the foundation for the Kindergarten - Grade Twelve academic program. This curricular braid with each of the four themes emphasized and highlighted in innovative, recursive, and developmentally-appropriate ways, creates a rigorous environment where students are challenged to approach issues with interdisciplinary, creative, and research-based thinking and problem solving.
As generations of Laurel alumnae attest, these four themes have always been at Laurel; their accomplished careers and life paths certainly reflect that lineage. Even so, these four areas encompass many professional fields in which women remain underrepresented. Being committed at Laurel “to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world” makes this curricular braid an imperative in our goal to empower young women to be changemakers in the future, young women who are adept at thinking creatively across disciplines and who are proficient at solving problems and using research to guide their work.