Fast Facts


Location:

Laurence School is located on a five-acre campus in Valley Glen, just north of Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley.

Year Founded:
1953

School Year:
September - June

Enrollment:
300

School Hours:
Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m. - 2:40 p.m.
First - sixth: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

After School Supervision:
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Application Due Date:
Siblings: October 1st
New Families: January 15th

Tuition (2016-2017):
$27,150

Financial Aid Applications Due:

February 6, 2017

Faculty:
  • Credentials and higher level degrees
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
    (in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, this means an average of 18 students per class with two full-time teachers)
  • Average class size in 2nd through 6th Grades: 20-22
After School Enrichment Classes
(3:00 - 4:00 p.m.):

Glee Club, Minecraft EDU!, Yoga, Egghead with Lego, Egghead Astronauts, Being Da Vinci, Hip Hop Jazz, Ballet, Cooking, Chess Club, Arts & Electronics, Drawing & Painting, "Ready, Set, Grow," Puppetry, Dino World, Soccer Skills, Multimedia Art, Upper Division Musical, After School Play, and more.

Performing Arts Program:
Chorus, Piano/Keyboarding, Percussion, Drama, Dance, Musical Theater, Orchestra

"Fun in the Summer" Camp (Four Weeks):
  • Readiness program for incoming kindergarteners
  • Academic preparation and electives for 1st through 5th Grade campers, including: sports, art, music, theater, science, cooking, weekly thematic programming
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities for 5th Grade through high school students.
School-wide Thematic Programs:
  • Character Education ā€“ Represent the ā€œLā€
  • Global Education - Sister School Program
  • Americana/Brotherhood
  • Environmental Education/Edible Garden
Technology:
  • Integrated, state-of-the-art Apple Technology Center
  • School-wide iPad and laptop program
  • SMART Boards in every classroom and learning lab
  • 1-to-1 Laptop Program in 5th & 6th Grade
  • K - 6 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Program
Interscholastic Athletics:
  • For students in 4th through 6th Grades
  • Girls' basketball, soccer, and volleyball
  • Boys' basketball, soccer, flag football, and baseball
  • Home games played on our outdoor field and sports court and in our indoor gymnasium
Facilities:
  • Science Center set up as a laboratory with integrated technology programs and flexible learning space for STEAM program
  • Designated outdoor learning and performing arts spaces
  • 20,000-volume Jacobson Media Library
  • Music Center, Art Studio, and a kitchen for cooking lessons
  • Large green athletic field, outdoor sport court, and 10,000 square foot Sports & Performing Arts Center (PAC)
Memberships:
  • California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS)
  • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)
  • National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
  • Independent School Alliance for Minority Affairs



Administrative Team
Laurie Wolke
Head of School

Marvin Jacobson
Founding Director

Eric Hogenson
Director of 3rd - 6th Grades
& STEAM Innovation K - 6

Liz Silverman
Director of Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

Shawn Shahmiri
Chief Financial Officer