Welcome to Laurence!


Our school was founded in 1953 by educators with a visionary educational philosophy focused on teaching the "Total Child." Our founders recognized the importance of social, emotional and physical development in children's ability to learn, as well as the need to engage children in interactive learning experiences.

Rooted in this tradition, we provide children with a challenging, integrated academic curriculum, character-based education, and diverse enrichment and athletic opportunities in a nurturing environment. At Laurence, we value curiosity, aiming to develop creative thinkers, future leaders, and lifelong learners.

Our Kindergarten through 6th Grade school pours the entirety of its resources and passion into elementary education. Everything from our STEAM program to our performing arts program is geared towards teaching students beginning at age five, and the skills and lessons are designed to spiral up through the grades, building our students into confident, well-rounded, young adults who matriculate to select middle schools in the Los Angeles area.

I hope that your exploration of our website gives you a sense of the energy and vitality that we feel on our campus each day. Laurence is truly a second home for our families, nestled away on a five-acre learning oasis.

Laurie Wolke
Head of School

Head of School, Laurie Wolke, and Founder, Marvin Jacobson.


Laurence School does not discriminate based upon race, color, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or national or ethnic origin in the educational instruction, administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid or scholarships, athletic or other school-administered programs, and any other activities generally accorded or made available to students at the School.