Applying to Pre-Primary School

Laurel School accepts applications for our Pre-Primary School (co-ed Early Learners, Preschool, Prekindergarten and Outdoor Pre-Primary) throughout the year.

The below checklists outline the application requirements for our four Pre-Primary 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 the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or with any questions.

Key Dates

  • February 8, 2019

    Application deadline
  • February 22, 2019

    Notification of Admission
  • March 8, 2019

    Response due to the School
  • After March 8, 2019

    Rolling admissions as space allows

There are two ways to apply for admission:

Admissions Checklist: Early Learners

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Admissions Checklist: Preschool and Prekindergarten

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  • Application

    Complete an application online through the above link or print the pdf version.
  • Parent Visit to Laurel

    Find out how to visit Laurel School.
  • Student Screening

    Click here to register online.
    • "Morning Meetings" include songs and stories led by our Pre-Primary faculty, after which your children will engage with our dedicated teachers while parents learn about the benefits of our cognitively rich and play-based curriculum supported by research from Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls. Attendance at a Morning Meeting fulfills the required student screening should you decide to apply to Laurel School. Dates are Thursdays, November 15, 2018, December 13, 2018 and January 17, 2019 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. RSVP preferred. If you are unable to attend a scheduled Morning Meeting, please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 to schedule an individual screening.

Admissions Checklist: Outdoor Pre-Primary

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Upcoming Admissions Events

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  • Oct

    All-School Open House, Grades K-12

    For families considering Laurel School for their daughters, Open House features a presentation by Head of School Ann V. Klotz, student-led tours, plus information on curriculum, special programming and financial assistance.
    Lyman & Butler Campuses
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  • Nov

    Kindergarten Preview for Prospective Kindergarten Families

    A Kindergarten visitation day is required as part of the application to Kindergarten. Please schedule one of these dates for your daughter to engage with our team of Kindergarten teachers in interactive and interdisciplinary activities.
    Lyman Campus
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  • Nov

    Grade 9 Preview for Current Grade 8 and Prospective Grade 9 Families

    During this engaging evening, parents, current Laurel Eighth Grade students and prospective Ninth Grade students will hear from the Upper School leadership team, faculty and a student panel about special programming and strategic partnerships.
    Lyman Campus
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