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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+

Applying

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

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$34,175
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
37%
Average Financial Aid
$14,112
From Laurel School

For over 100 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 Pre-Primary program for girls and boys ages 18 months - 5 years old.

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Laurel School Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Average Graduation Rate
100%
Average SAT
1280
69 responses
Average ACT
30
110 responses

Laurel's Capstone Experience

Laurel School’s innovative Capstone Experience in the Upper School (Grades 9-12) cultivates purpose, relationships and leadership using one of four lenses — Civic Engagement, Entrepreneurship, Global Studies or STEAM. Guided research, intellectual discussion, relevant internships, purposeful travel, mentorship and peer support culminate in each student’s final Research Focus project.

Culture & Safety

Poll
80%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.15 responses
Poll
87%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.15 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Song Contest
    22%
  • Junior Chapel / Class Rings
    15%
  • Pound down
    15%
  • Senior Speeches
    12%
  • Green and White Day
    10%
  • Big and little sisters
    9%
  • All-school assemblies
    3%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    645
    71%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.21 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.21 responses
    81%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.21 responses

    Preschool

    Annual Cost
    $18,111
    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
    1
    Pre-K Student-Teacher Ratio
    8:1
    Schedule Options
    • Offers Full Week
      Yes
    • Offers Part Week
      Yes
    • Offers Full Day
      Yes
    • Offers Part Day
      Yes

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    7:1
    National
    17:1
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.26 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.26 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.26 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    75%
    of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.4 responses
    50%
    of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.4 responses
    75%
    of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.4 responses
    Living in the Area
    1. Cost of Living
      B-
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      B+
    Median Household Income
    $83,420
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $1,027
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $222,700
    National
    $184,700

    Laurel School Reviews

    109 reviews
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    We had multiple daughters at Laurel. The oldest asked to transfer her freshman year. We thought it would be a learning experience for her to learn to grow where she was planted. She had picked this school and certainly if she was at the local public she could not transfer. Worst decision we ever made. The athletic department is weak and the athletic trainer is borderline incompetent. Teachers are trying their best but the administration has them wearing too many hats and is changing their roles almost yearly. In retrospect we wish we had let her transfer! Younger daughters chose the "other" all girls school and we are very happy. Our experience with middle school was very positive, high school was definitely less than.
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    We have two daughters in high school at Laurel - both extremely different and the school has been an invaluable partner to both. The teachers are truly outstanding - there to help girls find their passion as well as work through challenges. The school has been a flexible partner for both daughters who chose to pursue sports at a high level, enabling them to work with their teachers and classmates to travel to competitions and training events while managing and maintaining high academic achievement. During the inevitable sports related injury, the school was right there to partner with them to try new things to “fill the gap” with non-physical activities such as creative writing, model UN, entrepreneurship, internships -which is enabling them to develop a beautiful mix of skills and interests before graduating.
    I love Laurel! Truly a great place to be, great environment, great teachers, etc. Two campus advantage to learning. There is an additional campus about 15 minutes away that all grade levels use and it helps teach skills that can't be learned in a traditional classroom environment.