We welcome your completed online application for the 2021-2022 school year beginning June 1, 2020.
At Laurence School, an applicant's qualifications are determined based on the following:
- Age requirement: Children applying to kindergarten for the 2021-2022 school year must be five years of age on or before August 1, 2021.
- A small-group evaluation/play date, where each child’s developmental readiness and ability to achieve success in our program are assessed;
- An evaluation form completed by your child’s current teacher and returned directly to Laurence School.
Some factors considered include academic readiness and the ability to listen and follow directions, to transition, and to establish positive peer and teacher interactions.
- Visit Laurence
Visiting Laurence is an important part of the admissions process. Click here to learn more and schedule a visit.
- Return Application
All applications must be completed and submitted online no later than January 11, 2021. However, we appreciate receiving your application as soon as possible.
- Include with Online Application
- $135 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
- Click here for the online application.
- Parent Authorization/Student Evaluation Form
Submit your signed Parent Authorization Form with the Student Evaluation Form to your child's current teacher. Please have the teacher complete and mail the Student Evaluation Form directly to Laurence School in the envelope provided. For new applicants, Student Evaluation Forms must be completed by your child's 2020-2021 teacher. Click here to access these forms.
- Kindergarten Readiness Evaluation/Play Date
Upon receipt of your application, we will contact you with a date and time for your child's readiness evaluation/play date. Our Laurence kindergarten teachers and school administrators conduct assessments with a small group of children in a preschool-like setting.
- 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 Administrative Team. Please call Sandy Stone, in the Admissions Office at 818.782.4001 x 223, to set-up a mutually convenient appointment time.
- 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 Administrative 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 2020) 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 at least 3 other schools.
- Admission Decisions
Admission decisions will be mailed on March 5, 2021.
Parent admissions responses are due no later than March 15, 2021.
Laurence School does not discriminate based upon race, color, and 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.