The Laureate School offers an inquiry-based, engaging education that develops critical thinking and motivates students for academic and personal success.
Differentiated learning meets the needs of gifted and advanced students as well as those needing additional support.
A strong schoolwide Character Program builds Stewards, Citizens, and Leaders for a global 21st century, and is enriched through its international students.
Nestled at the foot of Bishop's Peak on a safe and beautiful 10-acre campus, The Laureate School environment is friendly and nurturing.
The Laureate School is the only school in San Luis Obispo County ranked among top private schools nationwide.

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Nursery/Preschool-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Yes
Learning Difference Programs
Yes
Learning Programs Supported
All/Dyslexia, Autism, Mild to severe learning differences
Year Founded
1981
Summer School Offered
Yes
Awards
 Blue Ribbon School - Selected in 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995

Student Body

Total Students
165 students
Student Body Type
Co-ed
% Students of Color
23%
State avg.: 49%
Students by Grade
The Laureate School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
17 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
10:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
80%
Average Class Size
15 students
Number of AP Courses
18 courses
Average SAT score
1200
Classroom Dress Code
Casual
Spirit Wear Fridays (School-logo - or school color - T

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
K-5 $7000
% on Financial Aid
1%
Average Financial Aid Grant
$1,000
Acceptance Rate
90%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Diana Garrett

Sports

Extracurriculars

Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
2 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.
Club or Organization:
Student Council

Arts and Music Programs:
Band

School Notes

  • Small classes that support differentiated learning, collaboration, and critical thinking.
  • Leveled-reading and literacy groups promote comprehension and analysis skills while nurturing life-long readers.
  • Project-based learning provides relevance and engaged learning.
  • Everyday Mathematics in grades K-12 develops deep conceptual understanding of mathematics and a firm foundation for PreAlgebra beginning in grade 6.
  • Mac Technology Lab and classroom PC platform within a unique Digital Literacy Curriculum based on International Technology Standards.
  • Spanish, Mandarin,music, art, PE, and LifeLab  taught by specialty teachers.
  • High School golf, tennis, swimming.
  • High School Integrated Science and Literature classes aligned for High School honors classes.
  • High School math and Spanish progressions prepare students for advanced course placement. 
  • School-wide Character Education program and Positive Behavior Support.
  • Curriculum-enriching field trips focus on History and Social Studies, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does The Laureate School cost?

The Laureate School's tuition is approximately $8,000 for private students.

What is the acceptance rate of The Laureate School?

The acceptance rate of The Laureate School is 90%, which is higher than the national average of 84%.

What sports does The Laureate School offer?

The Laureate School offers 19 interscholastic sports: Alpine Skiing, Archery, Ballet, Basketball, Bowling, Cheering, Drill Team, Golf, Ice Hockey, Indoor Soccer, Martial Arts, Mountaineering, Paddle Tennis, Snowboarding, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Tennis and Volleyball.

When is the application deadline for The Laureate School?

The application deadline for The Laureate School is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

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