Fast Facts

Students in the edible garden

Location:
Laurence School is located on a five-acre campus in Valley Glen, just north of Sherman Oaks in the San Fernando Valley.

Year Founded:
1953

School Year:
September - June

Enrollment:
300

School Hours:
Kindergarten: 8:00 a.m. - 2:45 p.m.
1st - 6th Grade: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

After School Supervision:
3:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Application Due Date:
Siblings: October 1, 2020
New Families: January 11, 2021

Tuition (2020-2021):
$32,100

Financial Aid Applications Due:
February 5, 2021

Faculty:

Kindergarten teacher and students
  • Credentials and higher level degrees
  • Student to faculty ratio: 8:1
    (in Kindergarten and 1st Grade, this means an average of 17 students per class with two full-time teachers)
  • Average class size in 2nd through 6th Grades: 23

After School Enrichment Classes
(3:00 - 4:00 p.m.):

Classes may include: Glee Club, Minecraft EDU!, Yoga, Egghead with Lego, Egghead Astronauts, Being Da Vinci, Hip Hop Jazz, Ballet, Cooking, Chess Club, Arts & Electronics, Drawing & Painting, "Ready, Set, Grow," Puppetry, Dino World, Soccer Skills, Multimedia Art, Upper Division Musical, After School Play, After School Learning Labs, After School Homework Club, and more.

Performing Arts Program:

Girls in dance performance


Chorus, Piano/Keyboarding, Percussion, Drama, Dance, Musical Theater, Orchestra

"Fun in the Summer" Camp (Four Weeks):

  • Readiness program for incoming Kindergarten students
  • Academic preparation and electives for 1st through 5th Grade campers, including: sports, art, music, theater, science, cooking, weekly thematic programming
  • Counselor in Training (CIT) opportunities for 5th Grade through high school students.

School-wide Thematic Programs:

  • Character Education – Represent the “L”
  • Global Education - Sister School Program
  • Environmental Education/Edible Garden

Technology:

  • Integrated, state-of-the-art Apple Technology Center
  • School-wide iPad and laptop program
  • SMART Boards in every classroom and learning lab
  • 1-to-1 Laptop Program in 4th, 5th, and 6th Grades
  • K - 6 STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) Program

Interscholastic Athletics:

Coach and student on football field
  • For students in 4th through 6th Grades
  • Girls' basketball, soccer, and volleyball
  • Boys' basketball, soccer, flag football, and baseball
  • Home games played on our outdoor field and sports court and in our indoor gymnasium

Facilities:

  • Science Center set up as a laboratory with integrated technology programs and flexible learning space for STEAM program
  • Designated outdoor learning and performing arts spaces
  • 20,000-volume Jacobson Media Library
  • Music Center, Art Studio, and a kitchen for cooking lessons
  • Large green athletic field, outdoor sport court, and 10,000 square foot Sports & Performing Arts Center (PAC)

Memberships:

OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM

School administrators

LAURIE WOLKE
Head of School

MARVIN JACOBSON
Founder

LIZ SILVERMAN
Director of Kindergarten - 2nd Grade

ERIC HOGENSON
Director of Grades 3-6 & STEAM K-6

SHAWN SHAHMIRI
Chief Financial Officer

GREG KOVACS
Director of Operations & Auxiliary Programs


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.