Laurel School

  • Families choose Laurel not just because we have over a century of experience educating girls, but also because of our outstanding faculty, two incredible campuses and our nationally-recognized Center for Research on Girls.
  • It means we have a unique understanding of girls -- how they learn, think and feel.
  • We are the private school that knows girls best.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Coalition of Girls
National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
State or regional independent school association
Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS)
Educational Records Bureau
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Nursery/Preschool-12
Year Founded1896

Student Body

Total Students645 students
Student Body TypeAll-girls
Students by Grade Laurel School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers91 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Number of AP Courses33 courses
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Advanced CoursesAP 2D Design, AP Art History, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP European History, AP French Language and Culture, AP Human Geography, AP Latin, AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, AP Music Theory, AP Physics 1, AP Physics C (Mechanics), AP Psychology, AP Spanish Language and Culture, AP Spanish Literature and Culture, AP Statistics, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, AP World History, KAP English IV, KAP European History, KAP French V, KAP Theater
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Uniform: K-12)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 31 / rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost$30,030
Tuition Notes$6,240-$30,030 (Early Learners - Grade 12)
% on Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid Grant$14,112
Admissions DirectorAbigail Steinberg
Admissions AssociateJane Zlataric
Endowment Size$52.7 million


Total Sports Offered15 sports
SportsBasketball, Crew, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Field Hockey, Golf, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Winter TrackBasketballCrew,
Cross CountryDiving,
FencingField Hockey,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Winter Track


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.20 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Ambassadors/Tour Guides, Community Service Projects, Facing History and Ourselves, Foreign Language Clubs, Gay Straight Alliance, Many more clubs and organizations!, Model United Nations, Newspaper, Robotics Team, Speech and Debate, Student Council, Yearbook Staff, Young Democrats, Young Republicans

Arts and Music Programs:
A Cappella Choir, Glee Club/Chapel Choir, Music Academy, Plays & Musicals (Middle School), Plays & Musicals (Primary School), Plays & Musicals (Upper School)

School Notes

  • The Laurel Mission: To inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world.
  • Laurel Values Statement: Committed to building a just and inclusive world. Laurel girls are corageous, creative, ethical and compassionate.

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School Reviews

Laurel School has been instrumental in my daughter`s life. She is more confident, thoughtful and inquisitive as a result of the incredible staff. She is on track for an Ivy League university, which she would not be had we remained in public school. The teachers challenge her. The resources and small class sizes are second to none. Laurel`s Center for Research on Girls is groundbreaking and a fantastic resource for parents navigating the ups and downs of parenting girls in today`s society. 140 acres of outdoor space at the Butler campus provides amazing opportunities for the girls to experience learning in so many unique ways. Ann Klotz is a gem. You will find no greater cheerleader for your girls. The resilience instilled in girls from day one contiributes to a culture of respect, hard work and fun.
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