Applying to Pre-Primary School

Laurel School accepts applications for our co-ed Pre-Primary School (Early Learners, Preschool, Prekindergarten and Outdoor Pre-Primary) 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 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 Admissions@LaurelSchool.org with any questions.

Key Dates

  • January 28, 2022

    Admission application and Financial Assistance application deadline
  • February 11, 2022

    Notification of Admission and Financial Assistance
  • February 25, 2022

    Response due to the School
  • After February 25, 2022

    Rolling admissions as space allows

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 Pre-Primary applicants are required to attend one of our Gator Days screening events.
      • Monday, December 13, 2021 or Monday, January 10, 2022
    Go to Admissions Events to register today!

Admissions Checklist: Outdoor Pre-Primary

List of 4 items.

  • Ages

    3 - 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 Pre-Primary applicants are required to attend one of our Gator Day Screening events.
      • Monday, December 13, 2021 or Monday, January 10, 2022
    Go to Admissions Events to register today!

Upcoming Admissions Events

List of 7 events.

  • Oct
    2

    Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Test Prep for Prospective Students, Grades 7-12

    Laurel School in conjunction with Rose-Marie Janesz, President of Test Preparation & Tutoring Services, will offer ISEE test preparation for students applying to grades 7-12. Hosted by Laurel, Rose-Marie Janesz will offer students the opportunity to learn how to prepare and score higher on the ISEE middle and upper-level exam. The test preparation class is $75 and is to be paid at the door.
  • Oct
    6

    Grades K-12 Open House

    Connect with current students and parents, engaging faculty and dynamic staff as you tour Laurel School. Laurel’s K-12 Open House includes a presentation by Head of School Ann V. Klotz and opportunities to learn more about our curriculum, special programming, the admissions process and financial assistance. Our 150-acre Butler Campus, including the 16,000-square-foot Alice Lehmann Butler Center for Fitness and Wellness and yurt classrooms for grades 3-5, will also be open for prospective families to explore.
    Lyman & Butler Campuses
  • Oct
    9

    Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Testing for Applicants, Grades 5-12

    The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), is a highly regarded and widely accepted test for entrance into top-performing independent schools around the world. Laurel requires the ISEE for all applicants to Grades 5-12. For most information, please visit https://www.erblearn.org/families/isee-by-erb.
    Lyman Campus
  • Oct
    16

    Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) Testing for Current Laurel Grade 8 Students

    The Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE), is a highly regarded and widely accepted test for entrance into top-performing independent schools around the world. Laurel requires the ISEE for all applicants to Grades 5-12. For most information, please visit https://www.erblearn.org/families/isee-by-erb.
    Lyman Campus
  • Oct
    18

    Look@Laurel for Prospective Families, Pre-Primary (Early Learners to Prekindergarten)

    Take a Look@Laurel and discover the school that fosters creativity and imagination in young girls and boys ages 18 months to 5 years through our play-based and cognitively rich curriculum. Prospective Pre-Primary School students and parents will learn about how Laurel creates an environment in which children thrive. Families will tour the Pre-Primary School, observe our classes in action and attend interactive sessions with school faculty and staff.
    Lyman Campus
  • Oct
    19

    Look@Laurel for Prospective Families, Grades K-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 Kindergarten through Grade 5 students and parents will learn about how Laurel puts research into action to create an environment in which girls thrive. Families will tour the School, observe our classes in action and attend interactive sessions with school faculty and staff.
    Lyman & Butler Campuses
  • Oct
    20

    Look@Laurel for Pospective Families Grades 6-8

    Take a Look@Laurel and discover the school that will encourage your daughter to welcome intellectual challenges, engage in hands-on experiments, and dive deep into learning in all disciplines. Prospective Sixth through Eighth Grade students and parents will learn about how Laurel puts research into action in creating an environment in which girls thrive. Families will tour the School, observe our classes in action and attend interactive sessions with school faculty and staff.
    Lyman Campus
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