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Admissions Events & Dates

 

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Please contact the Admissions Office at 216-464-0946 for more information about any of these events

   

Sunday, September 21

1:00-4:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus

STEAM Festival
Come join us for an afternoon of activities, food and fun as you explore STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) through imagination, exploration and tinkering.  It promises to be a great experience for families with children in Preschool through Sixth Grade. 

   
Friday, October 17
8:00-3:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus
Bring Your Friend to School Day – Prospective Students Grades K – 7
It’s North Eastern Ohio Education Association (NEOEA) day for public schools. Current students in gradesKindergarten through Seventh are encouraged to bring a friend to school on this day. Prospective students will spend a typical day in the classrooms, including lunch, recess and specials!
   

Friday, October 17

8:00-3:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus

Upper School Visitation Day – Prospective Grade 9 Students     
For students interested in applying to Laurel’s Upper School, come and visit on your NEOEA day! Students will tour the school, sit in on classes, enjoy a Laurel lunch, and have the opportunity to learn about curricular options, Laurel’s athletics and arts programs, global learning and service from members of the Laurel community.

   

Sunday, November 2
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus & Butler Campus

All-School Open House
You don’t want to miss this exciting event for families considering Laurel School for their daughters or young sons! Open House features a presentation by Head of School Ann V. Klotz, student-led tours and a resource center with information on special programming and financial aid. Students will be engaged in classroom activities and have a chance to hear from student leaders, classroom teachers and current students and parents. Laurel’s 140-acre Butler Campus, including the 16,000-square-foot Alice Lehmann Butler Center for Fitness and Wellness, is open for current and prospective families to enjoy nature, hike the trails, visit the athletic fields, have fun on the playground and explore the Magic Tree House.

   
Tuesday, November 11
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus
How Can I Finance A Laurel Education?
The Director of Enrollment Management will present a Financial Aid Seminar for parents of prospective students. This is an opportunity to learn how to apply for financial aid and how financial aid awards are calculated.
   
Tuesday, November 18
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus
Grade 9 Preview for Grade 8 Families
During this engaging evening, parents, current Laurel Eighth Grade students and prospective Ninth Grade students will hear from the Co-Directors of the Upper School, Department Heads and a student panel about what sets Laurel apart.. Current Upper School students will share information about life in the Upper School, including course options, athletics, arts, global learning opportunities, internships and service learning.
   
Thursday, November 20
(Wednesday, February 4 and Wednesday, April 8)
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Middle School Preview for Prospective Families Entering Grades 5-8
Prospective Middle School students and parents will learn about the exciting opportunities available at Laurel.  Students attend classes while parents participate in a morning event that includes a tour, observation of classes, and remarks from Head of School Ann V. Klotz, the Middle School leadership team and a student panel.
   

Friday, November 21
(Friday mornings: December 12, February 20 and March 6)
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus


Primary School Drop-In for Prospective Parents

Prospective Kindergarten through Fourth Grade parents are invited to learn about the Primary School's extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts.  Parents will have an opportunity to spend time with the Primary School leadership team touring and observing classrooms.  Join us to learn about the exciting things that await students in Laurel's Primary School.
   
Tuesday, December 2
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Lyman Campus
Grade 5 Preview for Grade 4 Parents
Current Laurel Fourth Grade parents and prospective Fifth Grade parents are invited to learn about Laurel’s interdisciplinary approach to Middle School, including its curriculum, arts, athletics, and the transition into Middle School. Parents will hear from the Middle School leadership team and teachers about the exciting things that await students in the Fifth Grade.
   

Monday, December 8
(and Monday, February 23)
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus


Pre-Primary Drop-in for Prospective Families

Laurel’s Pre-Primary School teachers invite prospective students and their parents to enjoy theme-based activities.
   
Friday, December 12
(Friday mornings: February 20 and March 6)
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Primary School Drop-In for Prospective Parents
Prospective Kindergarten through Fourth Grade parents are invited to learn about the Primary School's extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts.  Parents will have an opportunity to spend time with the Primary School leadership team touring and observing classrooms.  Join us to learn about the exciting things that await students in Laurel's Primary School.
   
Saturday, January 10
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Pre-Primary  and Primary Open House                                         
You won’t want to miss this fun-filled morning for children and parents to learn about Laurel’s Pre-Primary School and Primary School. Discover how our Pre-Primary’s signature Eco!Wonder curriculum, Healthy Snack Initiative and World Languages Program will build on young girls’ and boys’ sense of wonder and provide the foundation for a lifetime of joyful learning. Explore the Primary School’s extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts. Prospective Primary girls will engage in classroom activities with teachers and discover what makes Laurel so dynamic.
   
Thursday, January 22
8:45-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents and Revisit Day for Students Accepted to Grades 4-8
While students attend classes, parents of accepted students are invited to meet the administrators, members of the faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   
Friday, January 23
8:45-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents and Revisit Day for Students Accepted to Upper School
While students attend classes, parents of accepted Upper School students are invited to meet the Co-Directors of the Upper School, members of the faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   

Sunday, January 25
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus

Butler Open House for Accepted Families
See our two-campus advantage! Before you make your decision, we invite you to stop by our Butler Campus in Russell Township. Learn more about how we use this 140-acre campus for athletics, STEM and STEAM initiatives, leadership training on our Project Adventure course and more! Laurel administrators, teachers, coaches, parents and students will be on hand to share their perspectives of life on both campuses.

   
Friday, January 30
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Kindergarten Visitation Day– For Prekindergarten Parents and Students
You and your daughter will enjoy a real day in Laurel’s exceptional Kindergarten. Experience a morning meeting and theme-based activities in world languages, science, art, music and dance. Explore Kindergarten at Laurel, where serious learning is engaging and fun.
   
Wednesday, February 4
(and Wednesday, April 8)
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Middle School Preview for Prospective Families Entering Grades 5-8
Prospective Middle School students and parents will learn about the exciting opportunities available at Laurel.  Students attend classes while parents participate in a morning event that includes a tour, observation of classes, and remarks from Head of School Ann V. Klotz, the Middle School leadership team and a student panel.
   

Wednesday, February 11

7:00-8:30 p.m.
Lyman Campus

Planning an Upper School Education - For Parents Only                              During this evening, parents of current and newly enrolled students will gain a more in-depth look at the Upper School curriculum and hear about the variety of courses available to students. Current students will describe their individualized paths through the Upper School in order to give parents an idea of how their daughter’s entire Upper School experience will progress.

   
Friday, February 20
(and Friday, March 6)
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Primary School Drop-In for Prospective Parents
Prospective Kindergarten through Fourth Grade parents are invited to learn about the Primary School's extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts.  Parents will have an opportunity to spend time with the Primary School leadership team touring and observing classrooms.  Join us to learn about the exciting things that await students in Laurel's Primary School.
   
Monday, February 23
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Pre-Primary Drop-in for Prospective Families
Laurel’s Pre-Primary School teachers invite prospective students and their parents to enjoy theme-based activities.
   
Thursday, March 5
8:45-10 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents of Accepted Pre-Primary and Primary School Students– For Parents Only
Parents of accepted Pre-Primary and Primary School students are invited to meet the Director of the administrators, members of the faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   
Friday, March 6
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Primary School Drop-In for Prospective Parents
Prospective Kindergarten through Fourth Grade parents are invited to learn about the Primary School's extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts.  Parents will have an opportunity to spend time with the Primary School leadership team touring and observing classrooms.  Join us to learn about the exciting things that await students in Laurel's Primary School.
   
Wednesday, April 8
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Middle School Preview for Prospective Families Entering Grades 5-8
Prospective Middle School students and parents will learn about the exciting opportunities available at Laurel.  Students attend classes while parents participate in a morning event that includes a tour, observation of classes, and remarks from Head of School Ann V. Klotz, the Middle School leadership team and a student panel.
   
Wednesday, May 6
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Introduction to Laurel’s Upper School - For Parents Only                                  Parents of newly enrolled Upper School students joining Laurel in the fall of 2015 will receive information on curriculum, arts, athletics, uniforms and their daughter’s transition to Laurel School. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other families who are also joining the Laurel community.
   

Wednesday, May 13
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus

Introduction to Laurel’s Middle School– For Parents Only                                 Parents of newly enrolled Middle School students joining Laurel in the fall of 2015 will receive information on curriculum, arts, athletics, uniforms and their daughter’s transition to Laurel School. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet other families who are also joining the Laurel community.

   
Wednesday, May 20
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Introduction to Laurel’s Primary School – For Parents Only
For all parents of newly enrolled Primary School students joining Laurel in the fall of 2015, this event provides the opportunity to meet other parents joining the Laurel community and to receive the latest information to assist in their daughter's transition to Laurel School. This program will include highlights from the Director of the Primary School, Primary teachers, the Laurel School Parents Association and faculty from a variety of departments.
   
Wednesday, May 27
8:30-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Introduction to Laurel’s Pre-Primary School– For Parents Only
For all parents of newly enrolled Pre-Primary students joining Laurel in the fall of 2015, this event provides the opportunity to meet other parents joining the Laurel community and to receive the latest information to assist in their daughter's or son's transition to Laurel School.
 

Admissions Decision and Financial Assistance Notification Dates

First Round of Admissions (Grades 4 through 12)

  • December 15, 2014 - Application and Financial Aid Deadline
  • January 16, 2015 - Notification of Admission and Financial Assistance
  • January 30, 2015 - Response due to the School
  • After January 30, 2015 - Rolling Admissions for Grades 4-12

Second Round of Admissions (Preschool-Grade 3)

  • February 17, 2015 - Application and Financial Aid Deadline
  • February 27, 2015 - Notification of Admission and Financial Assistance
  • March 11, 2015 - Response due to the School
  • After March 11, 2015 – Rolling Admissions for all grades

Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE)
Laurel Test Dates (Grades 5 through 12)

  • October 18, 2014
  • November 8, 2014
  • February 7, 2015
  • April 11, 2015