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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Student Life

Laurel Hill promotes a warm and encouraging setting where students study and play in a secure and relaxed environment. Boys and girls are responsible for the mutual well-being of our school community, and our students are keenly sensitive to the feelings and to the rights of others. Friendship always welcomes the new student, and mutual respect and caring pervade our social setting. Students have ample opportunity for “free time: during the school day. After-school activities also provide time to socialize. Our study methods are rich in socially based techniques such as partnered activities, cooperative study groups, micro-society, and learning circles.

CHARACTER BUILDING & CITIZENSHIP

Students are encouraged to act in accord with their values and to always consider the best interests of others in their decision-making. Caring, kindness, respect, responsibility, honesty and trustworthiness are central character building virtues emphasized throughout Laurel Hill. And they are brought to life throughout middle school studies.

STUDENT GOVERNMENT

The Student Government provides our students with the opportunity to take responsibility for the multiple needs of the entire student body. Officers are elected each school year and work under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Town Meetings are held with the entire student body.

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Middle School students mentor their younger student friends in the lower grades and also aid primary school teachers. Boys and girls tutor in the early grades, assist instruction across the school, or initiate a project for the benefit of the student body.

HONORING ACHIEVEMENT

Students are recognized for excellence of academic accomplishment and citizenship by earning for high honor, honor or merit placement each trimester of the school year.

LHS HONOR SOCIETY

Students qualify for induction into the Honor Society by earning honor or merit placement twice during the school year, and by also electing to do an Honor Society Thesis. The thesis is developed under the supervision of a teacher of the student’s choice.

TEACHER’S CAFÉ

Relaxing midday meals with the middle school faculty round relationships from the professional to the personal.

LUNCH WITH THE HEADMASTER

Seniors are invited to dine with school administrators to share memories and future plans.

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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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