Laurel is committed to enrolling academically qualified students.
We recognize that for some families, the full tuition stretches resources beyond the family budget. Through Laurel’s financial assistance program, we strive to make a Laurel education possible for these families.

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  • Over 42%

    of Laurel’s student body, Kindergarten-Grade 12, receives need-based financial aid.
  • $4.4 Million

    Total financial assistance (need- and merit-based) provided for the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Commitment

    Our financial assistance program supports our commitment to a socio-economically diverse student body.


Laurel's Director of Enrollment Management, Abigail Steinberg, presents a financial aid webinar for parents of prospective students. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply for financial aid and how financial aid awards are calculated.
Questions? Please email or call 216-464-0946.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Laurel is committed to enrolling academically qualified students, regardless of a family's ability to afford full tuition.
  • Need-based Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 school year totaled over $3.1 million
  • Need-based Financial Aid for the 2020-2021 school year was distributed among approximately 42% of the student body (Kindergarten-Grade 12)
  • Need-based Financial Aid awards range from $1000 to 95% of tuition

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Endowed Scholarships

The following scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit or demonstrated financial need. Each endowed program offers qualifying students a chance to pursue a Laurel education at reduced cost. Scholarships may be renewed each year, based on continued academic excellence, good citizenship and leadership.

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  • Dream. Dare. Do. Merit Scholarships

    • For girls entering Laurel's Ninth Grade who demonstrate exceptional talent and promise as future members of Laurel's Upper School.
    • Each year, Laurel School awards a range of $1,000 - $20,000 in merit scholarships to students designated as Dream. Dare. Do. Scholars.
    • Last date to take the ISEE in order to qualify for the DDD Merit Scholarship is January 10, 2021.
    • Application required.
  • The Leitch Scholarship

    • For Ninth Grade candidates
    • Awards assistance toward tuition for students with a financial need greater than 50% who reside in the city of Cleveland (preferred)
    • Granted at the discretion of the Financial Assistance Committee.
  • The Lawrence Scholarship

    • Established by Harriet Buescher Lawrence ’30 for Ninth and Tenth Grade candidates
    • Awards up to $4,000 annually to students with exceptional academic records and test scores
    • Serves middle- to upper-income families
    • Granted at the discretion of the Financial Assistance Committee.

Laurel’s tuition and fees for the 2020 - 2021 academic year

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  • $6,500–12,750

    Pre-Primary Half-Day
  • $10,250–19,000

    Pre-Primary Full-Day
  • $20,840–28,260

    Kindergarten-Grade 4
  • $28,980–33,390

    Grade 5 – Grade 8
  • $33,020–35,040

    Grade 9 – Grade 12
We offer convenient payment plans, allowing families to pay the year’s tuition in one, two, four or ten payments. Credit card payments are also an option.
A multiple-child discount is available to families with three or more children enrolled at one time.

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