We are happy you’re here to explore our new videocast series, Laurel on Your Laptop! Just like every independent school during this time of COVID-19, we had to cancel our open houses and family visits, leaving us unable to show you around our vibrant campuses. So in the spirit of social distancing, but not isolating, we are opening our own homes to bring Laurel into yours!


Consider a Laurel Education While at Home

In this first episode of Laurel on Your Laptop, you’ll meet the Assistant Directors of Admissions, Hillary Teague and Tami Perkins, who will share what Laurel on Your Laptop is all about as well as what to expect in future episodes.
Here you will find conversations with Laurel teachers, administrators, students, parents and alumnae hosted by an Admissions Staff Member. Each brief video addresses common questions that families ask about our academic programs, extracurricular activities, pedagogy and philosophy, and life after Laurel.

This platform gives you the chance to select your areas of interest and create a custom virtual open house experience on your own time, from your own home. We are adding new content all the time, so please check back often!

Select a Division

    • Exploring Laurel’s Upper School

      In this episode, we welcome Megan Weiskopf, Director of the Laurel’s Upper School and Leighann DeLorenzo, Dean of Students for Grades Eleven and Twelve, to share the type of experience your daughter can have as a Laurel girl in Grades 9-12. Watch to learn how Laurel’s Mission, “To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world” shapes the type of learning girls receive in the Upper School, while also gaining a better understanding of how our girls are challenged both inside and outside of the classroom.

    • Understanding Laurel’s Protégé Internship Program

      In this episode, Laurel’s Director of Community Engagement, Bill Rice, sheds light on one of Laurel’s Signature Programs for our girls in Grades 9-12: Protégé. Watch to learn how Laurel’s community partnerships aid in providing our girls with hands-on experience in fields which they may have passion.

    • Go Gators! Athletics in Laurel’s Middle and Upper Schools

      In this episode, we are joined by Dave Meyer, Director of Athletics at Laurel School. As a study by Ernst & Young shares that over 90% of high level female executives were once student athletes, it’s no surprise to see that over half of Laurel girls in Grades 5-12 participate on an athletic team. Hear how student athletes at Laurel manage their time, work with their teachers, and become role models for their peers--all while participating in a sport that they love!

    • The College Process: College Guidance at Laurel School

      In this episode, we welcome Missy Rose, Director of College Guidance and Andrew Cruz, Associate Director of College Guidance at Laurel School. While the college search process both excites and terrifies students and their families, Laurel School takes the approach of working with girls individually to assist them through their journey. Watch to learn how Laurel girls in Grades 9-12 are guided through making a college list, preparing for standardized tests, writing college essays, completing applications and ultimately finding a college to attend.

    • Upper School STEM: Science Curriculum

      In this episode, we are joined by Laurel’s K-12 Science Chair and Upper School Science faculty member, Taylor Kaar, who shares the ins and outs of the Science Curriculum in the Upper School. Learn how Laurel’s implementation of the Physics First model has impacted science across all divisions, and how girls in Grades 9-12 are learning the physical meaning of Physics outside of the classroom walls. Taylor also shares the importance of teaching the transferable skills which girls learn in the Upper School Science Curriculum, while encouraging them to dive deeper into their passion for STEM education.

All-School Programming & Campus Life

    • Equity and Inclusion at Laurel School

      In this episode, we are joined by Lauren Calig, Laurel’s Director of Multicultural Curriculum. Lauren, who works with all Laurel students, ages 18-months through Grade 12, shares the importance of teaching equity and inclusion in the hopes of creating a just community of learners. Tune in to learn why Lauren is referred to as the “Kindness Teacher” and how the Laurel community is encouraged to look through the lens of others to better understand human rights, human identity, race, religion, etc.

    • Go Gators! Athletics in Laurel’s Middle and Upper Schools

      In this episode, we are joined by Dave Meyer, Director of Athletics at Laurel School. As a study by Ernst & Young shares that over 90% of high level female executives were once student athletes, it’s no surprise to see that over half of Laurel girls in Grades 5-12 participate on an athletic team. Hear how student athletes at Laurel manage their time, work with their teachers, and become role models for their peers--all while participating in a sport that they love!

    • Understanding Laurel’s Protégé Internship Program

      In this episode, Laurel’s Director of Community Engagement, Bill Rice, sheds light on one of Laurel’s Signature Programs for our girls in Grades 9-12: Protégé. Watch to learn how Laurel’s community partnerships aid in providing our girls with hands-on experience in fields which they may have passion.

    • Ready to explore the world? Learn about Laurel’s Passport Program.

      In this episode, we welcome Laurel’s Director of Strategic Programming, Bella Patel, who talks about one of Laurel’s Signature Programs for our girls in Grades 9-12: Passport. Tune in to learn more about the many opportunities Laurel girls have to travel the world and how the Passport Program assists in building confidence, resilience and global awareness for those who participate.

    • The College Process: College Guidance at Laurel School

      In this episode, we welcome Missy Rose, Director of College Guidance and Andrew Cruz, Associate Director of College Guidance at Laurel School. While the college search process both excites and terrifies students and their families, Laurel School takes the approach of working with girls individually to assist them through their journey. Watch to learn how Laurel girls in Grades 9-12 are guided through making a college list, preparing for standardized tests, writing college essays, completing applications and ultimately finding a college to attend.

    • Ask Ms. Klotz: Laurel Girls interview our Head of School

      In this episode, we are joined by five Laurel girls, representing each of our divisions (Pre-Primary, Primary, Middle, Upper) who each ask a question of our Head of School, Ann V. Klotz. Ms. Klotz shares with the girls the myriad roles a Head of School plays, her longevity and commitment to all girls education, some of her favorite Laurel traditions, and the things that inspire her to do the hard work of running a school, especially when she cannot be at the school.

    • Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls

      In this episode, we speak with Dr. Lisa Damour, Executive Director of Laurel’s Center for Research on Girls (LCRG). Dr. Damour explains how LCRG is unique to Laurel School, in that we have dedicated practitioners who explore and evaluate cutting edge research relevant to girls and learning, and imbed it into the daily lives of students, faculty and staff. From our most recent initiatives on Civil Discourse to ongoing work related to topics such as growth mindset and stereotype threat, Dr. Damour’s team of experts are available to support Laurel girls’ academic and social/emotional learning.

    • The Role of our School Nurse

      In this episode, our School Nurse, Susan Kramer, talks about how we prioritize the health and safety of each individual student and of our student body as a collective. Susan is a Registered Nurse and also currently serves as Vice President for the Ohio Association of School Nurses. In addition to working closely with families and students to ensure that we have important medical records and documentation, she serves on Laurel School’s pandemic response team.

Virtual Campus Tours

We regret we cannot show you around in person as being on campus and experiencing the energy our community creates is like no other feeling. Until our doors open once again for visitors, please take a virtual tour of both of our campuses. Below you can access the amazing spaces at the Lyman and Butler Campuses where girls (and small boys) learn, create, imagine, compete, innovate and play. Happy exploring!

Ready to take the next step?

Contact our Admissions Team! They may not be on campus but they are connected at home and ready to help, including scheduling video calls.
  • For children aged 18 months-5 years old and girls Kindergarten through Grade 4, please email Hillary Teague.
  • For girls in Grades 5-12, please email Tami Perkins.
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