Laurel at a Glance
Founded in 1896, Laurel is an independent school for girls, Kindergarten-Grade 12, with a coed Pre-Primary. Long recognized for its superior academic program, admission to Laurel School is selective. Explore our history.
To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.
Committed to building a just and inclusive world, Laurel girls are courageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.
Dream. Dare. Do.
Location and Campuses
Laurel’s suburban-rural advantage gives girls an edge. At our traditional Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights, students thrive as members of a community that spans Pre-Primary through Grade 12 all under one roof. Just seven miles away from Shaker in Geauga County, Laurel students immerse themselves in the natural world at our beautiful 150-acre Butler Campus. While we benefit from being a two-campus school that provides flexible indoor and outdoor learning spaces, we are one school when it comes to our philosophical approach to our students. For even more, explore Campuses.
620 students. 67 Northeast Ohio communities and 43 school systems are represented at Laurel.
An all girls’ school, K-12, with a coed Pre-Primary, Laurel School is proud to be an inclusive and equitable school community that welcomes students without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, handicap or disability or sexual orientation. Additionally, we actively seek faculty and staff without regard to these identifiers or gender.
Laurel awards 3.3 million dollars of financial assistance annually. Explore more here: Affording Laurel
Student Teacher Ratio
Student Computer Ratio (Grade K-12)
Laurel School employs 100 full-time and part-time faculty members from Early Learners through Grade 12. Sixty-six percent of faculty members have a masters degree or higher, including seven PhDs and two JDs.
Honors, AP and KAP Courses
AP English III
Standardized Test Scores (Class of 2018)
SAT Reasoning Test Data: (41 of 71 students reporting)
Evidence-Based Reading & Writing Middle 50%: 640-720
Mathematics Middle 50%: 590-710
ACT Data: (66 of 71 students reporting)
English Middle 50%: 26-35
Mathematics Middle 50%: 25-31
Reading Middle 50%: 28-35
Science Middle 50%: 25-32
Composite Middle 50%: 26-33
Clubs, organizations available: 30
Total community service hours completed by the Class of 2018: 7,293
Varsity sports offered: 11
Junior Varsity sports offered: 8
Upper School sports student participation: 69%
Seventh/Eighth Grade sports offered: 9
Seventh/Eighth Grade sports student participation: 64%
Independent School Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Ohio State Department of Education
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
National Coalition of Girls Schools (NCGS)
Ohio Association of Independent Schools (OAIS)
Cleveland Council of Independent Schools (CCIS)
The Independent Curriculum Group (ICG)
Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Cum Laude Society
The College Board
Online School for Girls (founding member)
Educational Records Bureau (ERB)
Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA)
Green and White
“Laurel School, our Alma Mater, join our love to tell.” For complete lyrics, sheet music and a recording, visit the Alma Mater page.
216-464-0946 • Admissions@LaurelSchool.org