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Early Childhood School Application

Laurel School accepts applications for our co-ed Early Childhood School (Early Learners, Preschool, Prekindergarten and Outdoor Prekindergarten) prior and up to the application deadlines, and throughout the year, as space is available. The checklists below outline the application requirements for our four Early Childhood groups. All items must be completed before the Admissions Committee will review your application.
We will work with you every step of the way to make the application process a positive and comfortable experience for your family. Please do not hesitate to contact us with your questions at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org.

Deadlines & Notifications

  • January 22, 2024

    Admission application and Variable Tuition application deadline
  • February 9, 2024

    Notification of Admission and Variable Tuition
  • February 29, 2024

    Response due to the School
  • After February 29, 2024

    Rolling admissions as space allows for all grades

Admissions Checklist: Early Learners

List of 3 items.

  • Ages

    18 months - 3 years
  • Application

    • Application (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
    • $40 non-refundable application fee 
    • Parent/guardian questionnaire (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
  • Parent visit to Laurel

    The best way to learn more about Laurel is by scheduling time to visit. Find out how on our Visiting Laurel page.

Admissions Checklist: Preschool and Prekindergarten

List of 4 items.

  • Ages

    3 - 4 years
  • Application

    • Application (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
    • $40 non-refundable application fee 
    • Parent/guardian questionnaire (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
    • Teacher evaluation, if applicable (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
  • Parent Visit to Laurel

    The best way to learn more about Laurel is by scheduling time to visit. Find out how on our Visiting Laurel page.
  • Student Screening

    • Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Outdoor Prekindergarten applicants are required to attend one of our Gator Day Screening events.
      • Monday, January 8 or Friday, January 19, 2024
    Go to Admissions Events to register today!

Admissions Checklist: Outdoor Prekindergarten

List of 4 items.

  • Ages

    4 - 5 years
  • Application

    • Application (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
    • $40 non-refundable application fee
    • Parent/guardian questionnaire (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
    • Teacher evaluation, if applicable (complete online through the above link or print the pdf version)
  • Parent Visit to Laurel

    The best way to learn more about Laurel is by scheduling time to visit. Find out how on our Visiting Laurel page.
  • Student Screening

    • Preschool, Prekindergarten, and Outdoor Prekindergarten applicants are required to attend one of our Gator Day Screening events.
      • Monday, January 8 or Friday, January 19, 2024
    Go to Admissions Events to register today!

Upcoming Events

List of 5 events.

  • Feb
    26

    Bundle up at Butler! Accepted Family Event

    Come see our two-campus advantage! We invite you to join Laurel administrators, teachers, coaches, and students prior to making your admission decision. Learn more about how we use our 150-acre Butler Campus for athletics, experiential learning, leadership training on our 16-Element Project Adventure Course, Grades 3-5, Environmental Justice semester and more.
    Butler Campus
  • Feb
    29
  • Mar
    5

    Environmental Justice Semester Virtual Information Session

    Please join us virtually to learn about Laurel's Environmental Justice Semester, our immersive, academic semester program open to Tenth and Eleventh Grade girls on Laurel's 150-acre Butler Campus in Russell Township, Ohio. The semester is centered around place-based learning and deep interdisciplinary scholarship while working to build student capacity for compelling storytelling and to foster ethical leadership. Zoom link will be provided after registration. REGISTER HERE!
  • Apr
    10

    Look@Laurel for Prospective Families, Grades 3-5

    Take a Look@Laurel and discover the school that will inspire your daughter to think creatively and solve problems through an interdisciplinary curriculum and small classes taught by innovative faculty. Prospective parents will learn about how Laurel puts research into action to create an environment in which girls thrive.  REGISTER HERE!
    Butler Campus
  • Apr
    13

    Lyman Campus Open House, Early Learners-Grade 12

    Whether you are still considering a new school for the fall or getting a head start on the process for the following year, this event will include information about the ways in which Laurel utilizes cutting-edge research to ensure that every girl is both challenged and supported. Families will tour the School, meet our amazing faculty and students, and learn more about our rich curriculum and dynamic co-curricular programs. REGISTER HERE!
    Lyman Campus
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