For more than six decades, Laurence School has provided an outstanding learning environment for elementary age children that focuses on their total development, social, emotional, physical and the ever-important academic. What began in 1953 as a one-room schoolhouse where the school’s founder, Marvin Jacobson and twelve students embarked upon an innovative adventure in education is today a thriving learning community of 300+ kindergarten-6thgrade students. Laurence’s paramount goal is to provide a strong academic program that remains on the cutting edge of education and encourages children to enhance and broaden their critical and creative thinking. In this spirit, Laurence has a long-standing commitment to provide children with the foundation and inspiration to become life-long learners.
Laurence is proud of its record of instilling timeless values of good character and exemplary citizenship in our students. We take pride in our nationally acclaimed character education and service learning programs. The unique combination of an innovative, challenging and integrated academic program and a commitment to character development prepares our graduates to matriculate to the finest independent secondary schools that best suit their talents and interests. Our alumni make meaningful contributions in the fields of technology, humanities, fine arts, science and medicine. Throughout their years at Laurence School, students begin to explore life’s most important questions. They continually discover that what they learn in school makes a difference in their lives, their community and ultimately the world around them. Our recent expansions more than doubled the size of our campus and created a cutting edge facility that complements our strong curriculum and optimizes the learning of each student. Although our state-of-the-art Secret Garden has expanded in size, Laurence remains true to its mission of developing the unique abilities of the Total Child.
Our uniquely personalized, close-knit community where everyone knows each child and is dedicated to his/her overall development will always be Laurence's distinguishing trademark. We believe that today’s children are the leaders of tomorrow. We are committed to their future!.

Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 345 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,235
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

Top Rankings

Laurence School ranks among the top 20% of private schools in California for:

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Attribute
School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-6
Year Founded
1953

Student Body

Total Students
345 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
17%
State avg.: 48%
Students by Grade
Laurence School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
47 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
7:1
National avg.: 13:1

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
2015-2016 Tuition
Admissions Director
Lauren Wolke
Admissions Associate
Sandy Stone

Sports

Total Sports Offered
5 sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
13 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
...and more, Art, Chess Club, Claymation, Cooking, Dance, Digital Photography, Gardening, Karate, Musical Theatre, Orchestra, Robotics, Science

School Notes

  • Laurence endeavors to develop the unique abilities and potential of each of its students in a diverse, inclusive, and supportive learning community, where rich traditions and an innovative curriculum foster educational excellence and joy in learning, pride in oneself, integrity, mutual respect, and a commitment to the "Total Child."

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The best seven years of my child's life.They learned how to be a true human being, in addition to be good speakers and presenters.
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Quick Stats (2021-22)

  • Top Ranked CA School
  • Grades: Nursery/Preschool-6
  • Students: 345 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $26,235
  • Application Deadline: Jan. 15

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The average private school tuition in Los Angeles County, CA is $14,477 for elementary schools and $19,513 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Los Angeles County, CA is 83% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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