Laurel is committed to enrolling academically qualified students with a wide range of financial circumstances. This is why Laurel School is proud to offer Variable Tuition, whereby tuition rates are customized according to each family’s ability to contribute to their educational expenses.

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Variable Tuition
is offered to families with students from Grades K-12. There are many factors that are taken into consideration for qualifying families. Laurel uses SSS, a National Association of Independent Schools tuition service, which evaluates a family's ability to pay, including such factors as family size, number of children attending schools that charge tuition, and assets/liabilities that are not reflected in household income.

How to Apply for Variable Tuition

The application for admission and the application for Variable Tuition through School and Student Services (SSS) are separate but simultaneous. The application for admission is due January 28 and the Variable Tuition application window runs from September 1 through January 28. Applications may be submitted on a rolling basis after January 28, but space and Variable Tuition may be limited. The steps to apply are outlined below.

Merit & Endowed Scholarships

Laurel School offers a variety of scholarships for prospective students entering Grades K-12. These awards are not based on a family’s financial need and range from $2,000-$10,000 per year. The scholarships are renewable annually through Grade 12, as long as the student continues to meet the scholarship criteria.The number of scholarships offered and the subsequent amounts will be determined by the Scholarship Committee each year. Applicants who apply after the admissions deadline of January 28, 2022 will be considered for scholarships on a first-come, first-served basis pending availability of funds.

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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. Students in Grade 8 must take the Independent School Entrance Exam and receive stanines of all 5s and higher in order to apply to be a Dream. Dare. Do. Merit Scholar; qualifying students will be notified and invited to Laurel School the week of January 17, 2022 for a special interview. The last date to take the ISEE in order to qualify for the DDD Merit Scholarship is January 9, 2022. Finalists will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and notified either with re-enrollment (current Grade 8 students) or on February 11, 2022 in their admissions decision letter.
  • Sarah Lyman Scholarship

    Available to students who qualify for the Dream. Dare. Do. Merit Scholarship, this award is given to young women who show exceptional promise and who will inspire the Laurel Community. This scholarship rewards up to five accomplished new Ninth Grade students who have achieved excellence in academics and have demonstrated, through their classroom work and extracurricular activities, a true commitment to our values statement: “Committed to building a just and inclusive world, Laurel girls are courageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.” This merit scholarship covers full tuition and fees for the student’s years in the Upper School.
  • The R.I.S.E. Scholarship

    For girls entering Grades K-11 who actively reflect the core values of the school and are Resilient, Intellectual, Spirited and Ethical. All applicants for admission are automatically considered for a R.I.S.E. Scholarship based on a thorough and holistic review of their admission application by the Scholarship Committee. Awards will be given to students who demonstrate excellence in and out of the classroom, and who possess the spirit, passion and integrity that exemplify that of a Laurel student.
  • Head’s Scholarship

    Given at the discretion of the Head of School and Director of Enrollment Management, the Head’s Scholarship is awarded to students who will live the mission of the school to “fulfill her promise and better the world,” will make valuable contributions to the Laurel community and will benefit from a Laurel education. Students are eligible for this scholarship by virtue of their application for admission.
  • Multiple Child Discount

    The Multiple Child Discount is given to families with 3 or more children enrolled in the school at one time. The award is per child and is a discount of $1,000 in Pre-Primary, $2,000 in Grades K-5, $3,000 in Grades 6-8 and $4,000 in Grades 9-12.

Tuition and Fees, 2021-2022 Academic Year

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  • $6,760 - 13,260

    Pre-Primary Half-Day
  • $13,260 - 19,760

    Pre-Primary Full-Day
  • $21,460 - 29,710

    Kindergarten-Grade 5
  • $30,870 - 35,920

    Grade 6 – Grade 12
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