The Laurel Hill School

Tel: (631)751-1154
Grades: K - 8 | 403 students
The Laurel Hill School is a vibrant learning community dedicated both to excellence in education and to improving the quality of individual student life.
With helping hands, Laurel Hill encourages students to initiate journeys culminating in the establishment of individuality.

School Overview

Grades Offered Grades Kindergarten - 8
Year Founded 1973

Student Body

Total Students 403 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color 20%
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade The Laurel Hill School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 28 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 14:1
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size 16 students
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Casual and dress uniforms K-8)
Admission Deadline None / Rolling

Sports

Total Sports Offered 3 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, SoccerBaseballBasketball,
Soccer

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric. 18 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric. Broadway Babies, Chess, Chinese, Community Theater, Dalcroze Music, Debate, Drama, Foreign Language club, Intramurals, Lego Challenge, Long Island Science & Engineering, Math Olympiads, Micro Society, Mock Trial, NASA Quest, Science Quest, Soccer, Suzuki Chess, Chinese, Dalcroze Music, Debate, Drama, Intramurals, Lego Challenge, Math Olympiads, Micro Society, Mock Trial, NASA Quest, Science Quest, Soccer, Suzuki, Broadway Babies,
Community Theater,
Foreign Language club,
Long Island Science & Engineering,

School Notes:

  • The achievement of top academic performance is certainly a standard for each student, but learning how to achieve shares equal importance. We invite critical thought, welcome creative leaps, and encourage passion in learning and doing.
  • Every grade employs a small-class size model to enable close student and teacher interaction, promote individualized studies, and to encourage independent learning. An educational assistant is assigned to each class.
  • Students organize to help our local, national, and world communities. Boys and girls work with "outreach" organizations to relieve some of the most pressing social needs.
  • Themes are school-wide curriculum enrichment projects that allow the entire student body to study together as a community. Some previous themes include Black History, Poetry, The Election, Classical Literature and Earth Day.
  • Students are encouraged to act in accord with their values and to always consider the best interests of others in their decision making. Caring, kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty and trustworthiness are central character building virtues emphasized throughout.
  • Our Preschool Center is specially designed for infants, toddlers and preschoolers from 6 weeks old to 5 years old.
  • Preschoolers, our 3-5 year old children, live in a magical time and space. The Preschool is a wonderland of opportunity to explore, discover and encounter the world. The program includes literature, reading readiness, math readiness, music movement, science discoveries, social studies explorations, physical education, computers, art, and playtime fun!
  • Toddlers from 2-3 enjoy a fun-filled romp with everything our preschoolers do but tailored to their development.  Language and social and motor skills receive special emphasis, as well as, careful attendance to emerging interests and voracious curiosity needs.  All done under the guidance of warm, sensitive and genuinely caring teachers. 
  • Infants are our babies from 6 weeks old to under 2 years.  And yes, they too have a scheduled day that includes music, movement, language, and activities for cognitive development to grow on.  Personal schedules and routines are created under parental guidance.  Food, sleep, diaper changing and much more are individualized.  Daily reports are sent home.  A baby's needs for gentleness, love, comfort, trust, and quality relationship with caregivers remain paramount  concerns throughout each and every day!

Profile last updated: 10/07/2013

Nearby Schools:

The nearest high school is The Stony Brook School (1.9 miles away)
The nearest elementary school is Our Lady Of Wisdom Regional School (1.8 miles away)
The nearest preschool is Cdlt Ctr-kiddi Academy Of E Setau (2.4 miles away)
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  • Port Jefferson
    Grades: KG-8 | 183 students
    1.8 miles
    114-116 Myrtle Ave
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631)473-1211
    1.8KG-8
    183
  • Stony Brook
    Grades: 7-12 | 333 students
    1.9 miles
    1 Chapman Parkway
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    (631)751-1800
    1.97-12
    333
  • Port Jefferson
    Maryhaven Center Of Hope
    Special Education School (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: UG | 96 students
    2.2 miles
    450 Myrtle Ave
    Port Jefferson, NY 11777
    (631)474-3400
    2.2UG
    96
  • East Setauket
    Grades: PK-KG | 175 students
    2.4 miles
    10 Research Way
    East Setauket, NY 11733
    (631)941-2100
    2.4PK-KG
    175
  • Stony Brook
    North Shore Montessori
    Montessori School
    Grades: NS-K | 118 students
    2.5 miles
    218 Christian Avenue
    Stony Brook, NY 11790
    (631)689-8273
    2.5NS-K
    118

School Reviews

Laurel Hill School has been, and continues to be, a great fit for our family. The caring teachers and administration help all of the students learn how to achieve their own highest academic performance. The school produces well rounded students with critical thinking, writing, mathematics, foreign language and creative arts as part of every grade''s curriculum. Every grade employs a small-class size, close student/teacher interaction, individualized studies and independent learning. There are opportunities such as micro-society, the mentor program and teaching to the student''s academic level which can not be found elsewhere. All of this in a neighborhood school with an excellent learning environment free from bullying.
- Posted by Parent, 12/06/14

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