Laurel School

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Laurel School
1 Lyman Circle
Northeast Ohio
Shaker Heights, Ohio, (Cuyahoga County) 44122
United States
Coordinates 41°28′56″N 81°30′46″W / 41.48222°N 81.51278°W / 41.48222; -81.51278Coordinates: 41°28′56″N 81°30′46″W / 41.48222°N 81.51278°W / 41.48222; -81.51278
Type Independent All-girls
Established 1896
Founder Jennie Prentiss
Area trustee Elizabeth A. Embrescia, Chair, Laurel School Board of Trustees
Head of school Ann V. Klotz
Grades Preschool-12
Average class size 36
Campus Two Campuses: Lyman and Fairmount
Color(s) Green and White [1]         
Slogan Laurel School, where girls Dream.Dare.Do.
Song Alma Mater:
Mascot Gator
Team name Gators[1]
Accreditation Independent School Association of the Central States, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools [2]
Yearbook Laurel Leaves
photograph of plaque affixed to Laurel School's Lyman Campus building
Laurel School plaque

Laurel School is a private school for girls in kindergarten through grade 12, located in Shaker Heights, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. The school has a coeducational pre-primary program. Laurel’s mission statement is to “inspire each girl to fulfill her promise and to better the world."


Laurel School has two campuses - the Lyman Circle Campus 11 acres (45,000 m2) in Shaker Heights, and the Fairmount Campus, 140 acres (0.6 km2) in Russell Township. The Fairmount Campus features extensive athletic facilities and opportunities for outdoor education and leadership-building programs.

Laurel School's suburban Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights, Ohio, is home to an impressive brick Tudor revival building featuring over 180,000 square feet (17,000 m2) of networked space, a 4,300-square-foot (400 m2) multipurpose room, a newly renovated 340-seat Chapel and performance stage, science labs, computer labs, art studios and a ceramics studio, a digital art lab and photography darkroom, music rooms, a dance studio, two libraries, two gymnasiums and a fitness room, outdoor playing fields, courtyards and gardens.

photograph of the front of Laurel School
Laurel School's Lyman Campus in Shaker Heights, OH

Laurel's 140-acre (0.6 km2) Fairmount Campus, includes 1,800 square feet (170 m2) of lodge space, a 3,200-square-foot (300 m2) covered octagonal pavilion, a 2,600-square-foot (240 m2) residence, a fully accessible Magic Tree House, inspired by the Magic Tree House series of children's books, and an adventure course with both high and low elements. The newest addition to the campus is a 16,000 sq ft (1,500 m2). Fairmount Center for Fitness and Wellness.

The 15 acres (61,000 m2) acres of groomed athletic fields host soccer, field hockey and softball. Eight tennis courts, a quarter mile all-weather track, approximately three miles of walking trails, plus ponds and streams round out the amenities.

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Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b OHSAA. "Ohio High School Athletic Association member directory". Retrieved 2010-02-17. 
  2. ^ NCA-CASI. "NCA-Council on Accreditation and School Improvement". Archived from the original on April 16, 2010. Retrieved 2010-02-17. 

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