Laurence Fund


What is the Laurence Fund?

The Laurence Fund is our year-long annual giving campaign, which begins every October. 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 cost of running the school. Laurence Fund dollars are critical as they enable 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!

What Your Giving Supports


Curriculum Development & Individualized Learning
Your Laurence Fund dollars directly impact our ability to create cutting-edge 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.


Recruiting, Retaining & Educating the Best Faculty

A Laurence education is only as strong as the educators who bring our unique “Total Child” style of learning to life. To create the best possible learning environment for our students, each classroom has two credentialed teachers.

In order to attract fully-credentialed faculty members and specialists with both 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.


21st Century Skills

Laurence is committed to staying at the forefront of technological innovation, enabling our students to work more efficiently and effectively, expanding their sources of information, and preparing them for the rigors of the modern world.

Laurence Fund dollars help us to continually update and upgrade our Technology Center, where students in Kindergarten through 6th Grade engage in projects using educational, graphic design, presentation, and coding software, Apple computers, 3-D printers, robotics kits, and more. The tools in the Technology Center also support our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) program, which is integrated through the curriculum.

Support for the Laurence Fund also provides our students with extensive classroom iPad and laptop programs, allowing the children to access a multitude of online educational resources during lessons. Students and faculty alike benefit from learning and teaching in innovative and engaging ways.


Engagement through Enrichment

Beyond traditional classroom learning, Laurence's curriculum includes a robust enrichment program that is supported by the Laurence Fund. Art, music, drama, and athletics are a part of students' regular school day program, while electives and after school classes provide additional opportunities for students to explore interests and develop their talents.

Our curriculum also includes programs designed to develop well-rounded, thoughtful, caring children who understand multiple perspectives, are proactive leaders, and become caring citizens. These programs include: Represent the "L" Character Education & Service Learning Program; Global Garden Educational Program; Environmental Education; and Kids' Court.


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Giving Levels

  • Jacobson Founder's Circle
    $25,000 and above
  • Leadership Circle
    $15,000 - $24,999
  • Lightning Circle
    $10,000 - $14,999
  • Secret Garden Circle
    $5,000 - $9,999
  • Head of School Circle
    $3,000 - $4,999
  • 1953 Circle
    $1,500 - $2,999
  • Friends of Laurence
    $500 - $1,499
  • Red, White, Blue & Green Club
    Up to $499

Annual Report

Read our 2015-16 Annual Report to see support for Laurence School in action.