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Laurel School
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  • Private, All-Girls
  • SHAKER HEIGHTS, OH

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Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Diversity
    grade A minus
  3. Teachers
    grade A
  4. College Prep
    grade A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    grade A+
  6. Sports
    grade B+

About

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$40
Interview Required
Yes
Required/Recommended Tests
ISEE

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$35,875
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Received Financial Aid
46%
Average Financial Aid
$16,886
From Laurel School

For over 125 years, Laurel School, home to the Center for Research on Girls, has been educating girls (K-12) to be independent and creative thinkers who care about the world around them. Whether she is passionate about academics, the arts or athletics, Laurel helps each girl discover her own voice.

Led by Head of School Ann V. Klotz, the work of this nationally recognized school is true to its mission: to inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world. Laurel School also offers a coeducational Early Childhood program for girls and boys ages 18 months - 5 years old.

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Laurel School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1290
93 responses
Average ACT
30
129 responses

Laurel's Environmental Justice Semester for 10th & 11th Grade Girls

Be a changemaker. Laurel School is now accepting applications for its new Environmental Justice semester for Tenth and Eleventh Grade girls—from any school in the area—beginning Fall 2023. Imagine spending a “semester away” alongside passionate changemakers, learning from experts in the field, and contributing to meaningful positive change in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Culture & Safety

Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school. 20 responses
Poll
80%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there. 20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 134 responses
  • Song Contest
    22%
  • Junior Chapel / Class Rings
    16%
  • Pound down
    13%
  • Senior Speeches
    12%
  • Green and White Day
    10%
  • Big and little sisters
    10%
  • All-school assemblies
    4%

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Students

Diversity
grade A minus
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
540
77%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive. 26 responses
88%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy. 26 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic. 26 responses

Preschool

Annual Cost
$20,000
Cost is for the most complete schedule offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Starting Age
18 months
Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
6:1
Schedule Options
  • Offers Full Week
    Yes
  • Offers Part Week
    Yes
  • Offers Full Day
    Yes
  • Offers Part Day
    Yes

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
8:1
National
17:1
Poll
97%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons. 31 responses
Poll
100%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students. 31 responses
Poll
87%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom. 31 responses

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Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
grade A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very High
Boys Athletic Participation
No data available  
78%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in. 9 responses
67%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need. 9 responses
78%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations. 9 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade B minus
  2. Good for Families
    grade A+
  3. Housing
    grade B+
Median Household Income
$88,635
National
$64,994
Median Rent
$1,012
National
$1,096
Median Home Value
$241,900
National
$229,800

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