The Laurence Fund is a year-long campaign that begins in October each year. Gifts to the Laurence Fund are earmarked for the current school year's operating expenses and make up the difference between what tuition covers and the actual coast of running the school. Laurence Fund dollars are critical for allowing us to enrich the lives of our students and faculty. Read on to learn how your important donation dollars protect our most important assets—our children!
Your Laurence Fund dollars directly impact our ability to create academic programs with a focus on individualized learning. In the past year alone, we have instituted new, innovative programs, smaller class sizes with improved teacher-to-student ratios, flexible-ability learning groups in math and reading, and superior tools to prepare our students for the middle school placement process.
A Laurence education is only as strong as the educators who bring our unique, “Total Child” style of learning to life. In order to attract fully-credentialed faculty members and specialists with classroom experience and high-level degrees, we utilize the Laurence Fund to provide our best and brightest with competitive compensation and benefits. We also use this money to support professional development, allowing teachers to keep their fingers on the pulse of national education trends.
Laurence is committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation, enabling our students to work more efficiently but also more effectively, expanding their sources of information while preparing them for the changing rigors of the modern world. Laurence Fund dollars help us to continually update and upgrade our Technology Center, which incorporates the latest advances in computers, digital media, coding, robotics, and STEAM. Our extensive iPad program provides a multitude of online educational resources at our students’ fingertips, and students and faculty alike benefit from teaching and learning in innovative and engaging ways.
Beyond the traditional classroom, Laurence is proud to offer enrichment programs that are grounded in humanistic education. At its core, Laurence School believes that strong enrichment programs round out the curriculum and every child. Your generosity makes it possible for us to maintain and further develop Character Education, Service Learning, and Global Education—all tools that give our students a broader perspective in this modern world.