LAUREL HILL SCHOOL Campus is CLOSED in compliance with state regulations. ZOOM Distance Learning Continues Daily For Preschool – Grade 8. School and Camp Registration are ongoing. Please contact us for additional information.
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Music & Art

The Visual Arts

Art at Laurel Hill engages the innate determination of our students to communicate their singular responses to people and places, and to time and space. Children are also encouraged to express through art their inner thoughts, feelings, values and spirit. The program also expands creative resources available to students by learning formal techniques and methods, studying distinct periods of art and the style of recognized masters, and in partnership workshops with New York City art museums.

A walk through Laurel Hill is a gallery tour – unique constructs in every way, our children’s art is a joyous and mindful experience to regard.

Music & Musical Theatre

The Laurel Hill music program provides the basics of music literacy, singing and listening skills and the opportunity for advanced study. Composition using, computers, software, and digital equipment result in amazing original pieces that are true listening pleasures.

Students may join the LHS Band and learn the instrument of their choice. Instruction in trumpet, clarinet, saxophone, trombone, oboe, flute, drums, and more is available.

Students bring their musical interests to life by membership in our senior chorus. Choral Recitals are not-to-be-missed events at Laurel Hill!

Music joins drama in the springtime as each class produces and performs a full-stage Broadway musical production. Students may expand participation in dramatic arts by joining our after-school Drama Club.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

 


HERE IS WHAT WE KNOW….
 THESE ARE EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
 HERE IS WHAT WE ARE SURE OF…
 TOGETHER WE SHALL PERSEVERE
As Charles Dickens famously observed…
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times . . .
it was the season of darkness,
it was the spring of hope . . .
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day because we are blessed by the beauty, by the serene innocence, and by the precocity of our boys and girls.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” every day for the blessing of totally dedicated teachers and support staff who clearly know why they selected to do what they do in career and in life and give, and give, and give tirelessly to fulfill their greatest ambitions for their children’s growth and well being.
We at Laurel Hill live “the best of times” because we are blessed to have families joined with us to support and to build – partners in turning great ideas into great accomplishments, partners ready to share their skills and to help in the work that needs to be done.
 
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
 
FROM A TEACHER….
Ms. Bond’s Zoom Classroom
Never in my teaching career would I have thought that I would need to teach elementary class via online classes. Yet, here we are in uncertain times, teaching in a media platform that is geared towards the children of this generation.
As apprehensive as I was before the first day of Zoom (I woke up a number of times during the night like it was my first day of school!), I now feel energized and excited about what we are able to do with the Zoom program. I’ve found that I’ve been able to keep most of my teaching the same as when it is a live class! In Reading, we’ve done an author study and vocabulary work in just three days! I am so proud of how much hard work my students continue to do while they are at home!
FROM A PARENT…..
I hope this email finds you well and safe. I have been thinking about you & Mr. Stark often and must first apologize for the time lapse in reaching out to express my deepest gratitude. I can’t believe that we have just completed 3 weeks of successful and engaging remote learning. Your steadfast leadership at the onset of this crisis was inspiring. As this crisis turned into a nationwide tragic pandemic, your engaging and detailed remote learning program did not waiver. In fact, it strengthened! Our children were the lucky ones to maintain a sense of normalcy with their routine schedule and engaging “live” classes with all of their treasured teachers and classmate friends.

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