Thank you for your interest in Laurence School for the 2024-2025 school year. Our online application is now available. We look forward to continuing the admissions process with your family.
If you are interested in receiving admission information for the 2024-2025 school year, please contact the School's Admissions Office at (818) 782-4001, ext.223.
APPLICATION PROCESS Checklist
- Visit Laurence
Visiting Laurence is an important part of the admissions process. Click here to learn more and schedule a visit.
- Families Who Are New to Laurence: Inquiries and Admissions Portal
Please begin by submitting an Inquiry Form. There, you will have the opportunity to schedule a visit to Laurence if you haven't done so already. Once your Inquiry Form has been submitted you will receive an email with login information to our Admissions Portal, which will allow you to continue with the application process.
Sibling and Faculty/Staff Families: Admissions Portal
Please begin by logging into the Admissions Portal using your current parent or faculty/staff username and password, which will allow you to continue with the application process.
- Return Application
All applications must be completed and submitted online no later than January 16, 2024. However, we appreciate receiving your application as soon as possible. In order to be guaranteed a parent meeting, applications must be received by December 31, 2023.
To access your application, please click here to log into the Admissions Portal.
- Include with Online Application
- $150 application fee (non-refundable)
- Recent (wallet-size) photo of your child and a family photo (either uploaded online or emailed to email@example.com)
- Previous reports ( i.e., report cards, testing, etc.) where applicable
- Transcript and Recommendation Forms
Submit your signed Transcript and Recommendation Forms to your child's current teacher through the Admissions Portal. Instructions will be provided to the teacher regarding how to submit the completed forms directly to Laurence School. For new applicants, these forms must be completed by your child's 2023-2024 teacher.
- Parent Meeting
In our effort to get to know one another better, we request that applicant parents schedule a personal meeting with a member of our Admissions Team. Please call Sandy Cohen, in the Admissions Office, at 818.782.4001 x 223, to set-up a mutually convenient appointment time. Again, in order to be guaranteed a parent meeting, applications must be received by December 31, 2023.
- Applications for Grades 1-6
Once you have submitted an application for a grade other than kindergarten, we will notify you when we know whether we may have an opening in the appropriate grade level. At that time, we will invite your child for a readiness evaluation with a member of our Admissions Team.
- Laurence School's Sibling & Legacy Policy
We consider ourselves a family school and try to keep families together. Siblings of current Laurence students (as of September 2024) will be given preference when all other factors are equal, including admissions qualifications and the family’s positive relations with, involvement in, and support of the school. Parents should realize, however, that no one is guaranteed admission, and we urge all applicants, including siblings and children of alumni, to apply to additional schools.
- Admission Decisions
Admission decisions will be emailed at 5:00 p.m. on March 8, 2024.
Parent admissions responses are due no later than noon on March 15, 2024.
Laurence School does not discriminate based upon race, color, 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.