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A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    A-
Address
1 Lyman Circle
Shaker Heights, OH 44122
Telephone
(216) 464-1441

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
1270
64 responses
Average ACT
30
95 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
79%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.14 responses
Poll
86%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.14 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 113 responses
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  • Song Contest
    21%
  • Junior Chapel / Class Rings
    15%
  • Pound down
    15%
  • Senior Speeches
    12%
  • Green and White Day
    11%
  • Big and little sisters
    9%
  • All-school assemblies
    4%

    Students

    Diversity
    A
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    645
    70%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.20 responses
    95%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.20 responses
    85%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.20 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.25 responses
    Poll
    100%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.25 responses
    Poll
    92%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.25 responses

    Clubs & Activities

    Clubs & Activities
    A+
    Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
    Girls Athletic Participation
    High
    Boys Athletic Participation
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.Take our survey
    --
    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.Take our survey
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    We don't have enough responses to know if students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.Take our survey

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    Living in the Area
    A+
    Overall Niche Grade
    How are grades calculated?
    1. Cost of Living
      B
    2. Good for Families
      A+
    3. Housing
      A-
    Area Feel
    Urban Suburban Mix
    Median Household Income
    $82,830
    National
    $55,322
    Median Rent
    $988
    National
    $949
    Median Home Value
    $218,500
    National
    $184,700

    Laurel School Reviews

    101 reviews
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    With Laurel having an emphasis on preparing girls to better the world and to go out and experience it, I partook in a protege in my career interest. I got to shadow social workers within Menorah Park, an assisted living facility. I got to experience what the jobs were like, learn about insurance and the elderly, and how to run a care facility. On top of protege, Laurel established a D3 program that sets aside time every 8 days, for students to participate in an interest such as entrepreneurship, community service, Capstone, studio time, coding, etc. I was able to help craft our own coffee business called One Coffee Circle that was completely hands-on and student-led. We developed our own website and established a partnership with Cleveland Coffee Company. These accomplishments attests to not only Laurel’s push for students to be engaged inside and outside of the Laurel community but to also take time to discover one’s self and allow Laurel’s many resources to guide you.
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    After being a student at Laurel for the past three years, I can honestly say it is the best decision any girl can make at this age. Our all-girls environment allows girls to find who they are as a person and to take pride in expressing themselves.

    The teachers at Laurel are truly something special. Their passion for teaching makes us, as students, excited to learn. The care that they have for us, as individuals, is unique in a high school. My success as a student is something I would not have without the amazing teachers of Laurel.

    Laurel offers an endless amount of opportunities. Our Capstone program has allowed me to explore my interest in entrepreneurship. Through Laurel’s Passport Program, I have been able to travel to New Orleans and Peru.

    While Laurel wants every girl to succeed in her academic life, I love how the school strives even more to make sure girls can succeed in any environment that they pursue after high school.
    I absolutely love Laurel. Between the teacher-student relationships, the classes, and the overall environment, I feel that Laurel is the best school I could possibly be at! The teachers love it when students meet with them; when you roam the hallways you are sure to see students meeting with teachers about an upcoming test or just to ask them a question. I love how the teachers available and willing to help.
    Laurel has the perfect class sizes. Each grade in the upper school consists of about 70 girls, and the classes will never have more than 18 kids.The small classes allow students to get close to their teacher, and the teacher to get close to their students.
    Overall, Laurel is an amazing place with a welcoming community. Everyone is so kind and friendly. I remembered when I toured Laurel, the girls were so excited to have me there. This is one of the biggest reasons why I chose Laurel.