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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

   

Thursday, August 15

10:00-11:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus

Popsicles on the Playground!
Prospective family event for children in Preschool and Prekindergarten and girls Grades K-4. 

   
Friday, October 18
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 grades K-7 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 18

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

Upper School Visitation Day – Prospective Students Grades 9 – 12     
For students interested in applying to Laurel’s Upper School, come and visit on your NEOEA day! Students will sit in on classes and enjoy a Laurel lunch, and they will have the opportunity to learn about curricular options, Laurel’s athletics and arts programs, global learning and service.

   
Monday, October 21
8:30-9:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Pre-Primary School Admissions Visit for Siblings
Laurel families with children who are almost ready for Preschool are invited to explore Laurel’s Pre-Primary School. Our Director of the Pre-Primary and teachers will have activities for the children and will be available to answer questions.
   

Sunday, November 10
12:30-3:00 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 12
7:00-8:00 p.m.
Lyman Campus
How Can I Finance A Laurel Education?
The Director of Admissions & Financial Aid 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.
   
Friday, November 15
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Primary Preview – For Parents Only
An interactive program for parents to learn about Laurel’s Primary School (Kindergarten- Grade 4), this event will include insights from Head of School Ann V. Klotz and the Director of the Primary School as well as tours and observation of classes.
   
Tuesday, November 19
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 and their parents will hear from the Co-Directors of the Upper School, Department Heads and a student panel. Upper School students will share information about life in the Upper School including course options, athletics, arts and global learning opportunities and service..
   
Tuesday, December 3
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 Director and Deans of the Middle School and teachers about the transition to life in the Middle School.
   

Monday, December 9
(and Monday, January 13)
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.
   
Wednesday, December 11
(and Wednesday, April 9)
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
School Days Open House 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 Director and Deans of the Middle School and a student panel.
   

Monday, January 13                          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, January 23
8:45-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents of Accepted Upper School Students– For Parents Only
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.
   
Friday, January 24
8:45-10:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents of Accepted Middle School Students– For Parents Only
Parents of accepted Middle School students are invited to meet the Director and Deans of the Middle School, members of the faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   

Saturday, January 25
9:00-11:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus

Pre-Primary  and Kindergarten Open House (cancelled due to inclement weather--rescheduled to April 12)                                                       
You won’t want to miss this fun-filled morning for children and parents to learn about Laurel’s Pre-Primary School and the Kindergarten year of 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 Kindergarten’s extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts. Prospective Kindergarten girls will engage in classroom activities with teachers and discover what makes Laurel’s Kindergarten so dynamic.

   
Friday, January 31
8:45-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Kindergarten Preview – 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 5
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.

   
Thursday, March 6
8:45-10 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents of Accepted Pre-Primary School Students– For Parents Only
Parents of accepted Pre-Primary School students are invited to meet the Director of the Pre-Primary School, members of the faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   
Friday, March 7
8:45-10 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Coffee for Parents of Accepted Primary and Middle School Students – For Parents Only  (Please note this is the Middle School Coffee previously scheduled for March 6.)
For families offered admission to Laurel School, this is an opportunity to meet the Directors of the Primary and Middle School, faculty and current parents prior to making their decisions.
   

Wednesday, April 9
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus

School Days Open House for Prospective Families Entering Grades 5-8--For Parents Only                                                                                                    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 Director and Deans of the Middle School and a student panel.

   
Saturday, April 12
9:00-11:00 a.m.
Lyman Campus
Laurel School 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 the Kindergarten year of 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 Kindergarten’s extraordinary programs in math, science, engineering, world languages, language arts and the visual and performing arts. Prospective Kindergarten girls will engage in classroom activities with teachers and discover what makes Laurel’s Kindergarten so dynamic.
   
Wednesday, April 23
9:00-10:30 a.m.
Lyman Campus
School Days for Prospective Primary Families (K-Grade 4)
Prospective Primary School students and parents will learn about the exciting opportunities available at Laurel. See how our deep understanding of girls – how they learn think and feel – leads to extraordinary results in the classroom.
   

Wednesday, April 30
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 2014, this event provides the opportunity to meet other parents joining the Laurel community and to receive the latest information to assist in their 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 7
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 2014 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 14
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 2014 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 21
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 2014, 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 16, 2013 - Application and Financial Aid Deadline
  • January 17, 2014 - Notification of Admission and Financial Assistance
  • January 31, 2014 - Response due to the School
  • After January 31, 2014 - Rolling Admissions for Grades 9-12

Second Round of Admissions (Preschool-Grade 8)

  • February 19, 2014 - Application and Financial Aid Deadline
  • February 28, 2014 - Notification of Admission and Financial Assistance
  • March 12, 2014 - Response due to the School
  • After March 12, 2014 – Rolling Admissions for all grades

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

  • October 19, 2013
  • November 2, 2013
  • February 8, 2014
  • April 12, 2014