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Admissions FAQ

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What does Laurel Hall look for in its students and families?

We are a highly regarded school that places significant value on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience. Our families are appreciative of our mission to provide a rich, rewarding experience that includes academic rigor, arts, and co-curricular offerings, amidst a faith-based spiritual education. Understanding the importance of strong community involvement, we also seek parents who are community-minded, and students who are curious about the world and their surroundings.

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What makes Laurel Hall different than the other private and/or charter schools in the area?

One of the major differences and benefits of attending Laurel Hall is the affordable value of our educational offerings in a small, nurturing environment. We offer a variety of extra-curricular programs and academic offerings similar to our private school neighbors, yet our class sizes and community involvement is unparalleled.

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What is your application deadline?

The application deadline for prospective families is January 31, 2018. Upon receipt of the application, the Admissions Office will begin the evaluation, assessment and interview process.

Recommendation forms and transcripts may be submitted any time prior to February 9, 2018.

Applications submitted by January 31, 2018 will receive priority. Those submitted after the deadline, will be considered only if space is available. 

To request an admissions brochure and packet, please call (818) 763-5434 ext. 118 or email admissions@laurelhall.com.

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Do you have tours available?

Tours are scheduled throughout the school year. If you'd like to attend a tour, please click here. During the tour you will have a chance to meet our administrators, faculty and parents, as well as hear about Laurel Hall's educational curriculum and student life. 

To request a personal tours, please calling (818)7635434 ext. 118 or email admissions@laurelhall.com.

 

Q.
What are the age requirements for 2018-2019 Transitional Kindergarten and Kindergarten Applicants?

Kindergarten applicants must be 5 years old by September 1, 2018
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) applicants must be 5 years old by December 31, 2018

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How many students are in each grade?

Class numbers vary from year to year. However, there are typically two elementary classes per grade level. The student to teacher ratio is less than 20:1. Each TK-1st grade class also has a full-time instructional assistant, as well. 

Middle School (6th-8th grade), typically has three classes per grade. The average student to teacher ratio is 20:1.

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Is there an after school program at Laurel Hall?

We have an after school play program, "EDP," that is offered Monday - Friday until 6 p.m. In addition, we also offer a wide variety of after school enrichment classes that alternate throughout the year. All enrichment classes are held on campus.

NOTE:  EDP and third-party enrichment classes have a separate tuition fee.

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How much technology is integrated into the curriculum?

Technology plays an important role in a child's education. Each classroom is equipped with a Smartboard that is used to support classroom curriculum and activities. In addition, Kindergarten through 2nd grade have in-classroom iPads that are used in conjunction with class lessons. All grades attend a weekly computer class; middle school tends to utilize the technology more frequently based on coursework. Laurel Hall has multi-use computer lab, a tech lab for research projects and class activities, and project-based learning (STEAM) lab that grades 2nd- 8th attend weekly. Chromebooks and Chromeboxes are used extensively throughout  the 3rd-8th grades. Click here to learn more.

 

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When do sports programs begin?

Our competitive sports programs begin in 4th grade for both boys and girls. Each child who wants to play is given the opportunity and is supported in their growth as an emerging athlete.

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