Academics

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Tradition & Innovation

Laurence School provides a strong academic program with a 21st century approach that remains on the cutting edge of education.

Rooted in the promotion of intellectual curiosity, our curriculum motivates students to understand important concepts, explore their special interests and talents, engage in real-world discovery, and connect curricular ideas to their everyday environment. For more than six decades, we have shaped a well-balanced program that juxtaposes higher-level thinking skills with academic creativity.

A Tailored Learning Experience

Laurence has many learners who require enriched learning experiences and the opportunities to work beyond their grade level. Therefore, our academic program is tailored to meet these student's needs, as well as the needs of students progressing at grade level. We emphasize children's abilities to master concepts, to enhance and sharpen thinking skills, to transfer and apply knowledge to new situations, and to create new ideas. Ultimately, our philosophy is to meet everyone's unique learning, social, and emotional needs by providing a developmentally appropriate and holistic education to each and every Laurence student.

By knowing each learner and his/her cognitive ability, maturity level, and total development, we are able to place our students appropriately, meeting them where they are and encouraging them to stretch to their fullest potential. Our personalized, flexible ability learning groups in reading and math motivate our students to progress at their own pace, with their own style of learning in mind.

As always, the curriculum is guided by our personalized and innovative teachings, as well as by the California State Frameworks, California State Standards, and current educational research.

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