The best way to learn more about Laurel is by scheduling time to visit. Meeting teachers and students, seeing classrooms in action and walking through the halls will help you discover why Laurel is the private school that knows girls best.

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Student & Parent Visits

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  • Pre-Primary School Visits

    Pre-Primary Students
    A screening is required as part of the Pre-Primary School application for Preschool, Prekindergarten and Outdoor Pre-Primary.
    These informal screenings will be conducted individually during the family’s visit to Laurel School. Children are invited to participate in age-appropriate classroom activities while parents observe the hands-on learning and fun activities they can expect from a Laurel Pre-Primary education.

    Screenings for Preschool and Prekindergarten at Lyman Campus are scheduled most weekday mornings between 8:30 and 11:00 am. Screenings for Outdoor Pre-Primary at Butler Campus are scheduled Wednesday mornings at 8:45 am. Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org to schedule an individual screening.

    Pre-Primary Parents
    Parents visiting Laurel’s Pre-Primary School will take a personalized tour with a member of the Admissions Staff or Division Faculty. On your tour, you will learn about our dynamic early childhood curriculum and observe our engaging classrooms and lively students in action. After the tour, we will discuss the admissions process and next steps, in addition to answering any other questions you may have about Laurel School.

    Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org to schedule a parent tour.
  • Primary School Visits

    Kindergarten Students
    Join us for one of two Kindergarten Preview Days in which girls will engage in interactive and interdisciplinary activities with our Kindergarten teachers. Parents will hear from Head of School Ann V. Klotz and Primary Division leadership to learn about the exciting things that await your daughter in Laurel’s Kindergarten. Space is limited. Please RSVP to one of our Kindergarten Previews (November 9 and December 13, 2019).

    Students entering Kindergarten are required to complete an academic screening to assess Kindergarten readiness. Screenings are completed one-on-one with one of Laurel’s Learning Enhancement Specialists and results will be discussed with parents. Screenings are conducted before/after the Preview Days, or, you may call the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 to schedule an individual screening assessment.

    First - Fourth Grade Students
    Students visiting First - Fourth Grade at Laurel will spend the day with their peer age group participating in different classroom activities. Our student visitors are paired with a classroom hostess, whom they will shadow throughout the school day, including at recess, lunch (which Laurel will provide) and specials.

    During the student’s visit, she will meet with one of Laurel’s Learning Enhancement Specialists to complete an academic screening in the areas of math, reading and spelling. Screenings are conducted one-on-one and results will be discussed with parents.

    Students are welcome most weekdays. Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org to schedule a student visit.

    Primary Parents
    Parents visiting Laurel School will take a personalized tour of the Primary School which may include an opportunity to meet with Division Directors as well as Laurel faculty members. On your tour, you will learn about our dynamic curriculum and observe our engaging classrooms and lively students in action.Parents are also invited to tour the Middle and Upper School with one of our Green Key student ambassadors, who will give you insight into student life from a first-hand perspective.

    After the tour, we will discuss the admissions process and next steps, in addition to answering any other questions you may have about Laurel School. Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org to schedule a parent tour.
  • Middle & Upper School Visits

    Middle and Upper School Students
    Students visiting Laurel’s Middle and Upper schools will spend the day with a current Laurel student. Visiting students are paired with a hostess based on their academic and extracurricular interests. In addition to attending classes with their hostess, visiting students tour Laurel School with a Green Key student tour guide. At the end of the day each visiting student will interview with a member of the Admission Office. This gives the visiting student a chance to ask any additional questions she may have about the school and gives us a chance to get to know each visiting student better.

    For the 2019-20 school year, prospective Upper School students are welcome to visit on most Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Middle School students are welcome to visit on most days, schedule permitting.

    Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 or admissions@LaurelSchool.org to schedule a student visit.

    Middle and Upper School Parents
    Parents visiting Laurel School will take a personalized tour which may include an opportunity to meet with Division Directors as well as Laurel faculty members. On your tour, you will learn about our dynamic curriculum and observe our engaging classrooms and lively students in action. Parents are also invited to tour the school with one of our Green Key student ambassadors, who will give you insight into student life from a first-hand perspective.

    Prospective Middle School parents are welcome to visit most Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Please contact the Admissions Office to schedule an individual tour.

What to Wear

Though Laurel School students wear uniforms, we encourage our visitors to wear anything they are comfortable in with the exception of jeans or leggings.

First through Fourth Grade students who are visiting for the entire school day may go outside for recess after lunch, weather permitting. Please bring the appropriate clothing to go outside.

Getting to Laurel's Lyman Campus

Our address is: One Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights, OH 44122

The main entrance of the school is marked by a flagpole and a low stone wall that says “Laurel School”. There are reserved parking spaces for admissions visitors on the main entrance’s driveway, conveniently located by the front door. After you enter the building through the main double doors, the Admissions Office is located immediately to the right.

Upcoming Admissions Events

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Phone: 216-464-0946 • Email: Admissions@LaurelSchool.org
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