Parent Testimonials


Additional Parent Bravos


Dear Mrs. Stark,
My older son, Andrew, is now in the public school system. His teachers are posting new homework assignments, but that is the extent of the remote learning. I know that you work with far fewer resources than the public school system, yet you seem to provide so much more. It is impressive.

Dear Ms. M.,
Not only did you do an incredible job organizing all of their work, communicating with us parents, and making this a fun and enjoyable experience for your students, it was an absolute pleasure to watch you handle the online learning like you’ve been doing it for years. As I’ve said to you before, you are a truly gifted teacher and a great example for what it takes to make the educational experience appealing to children. Amazing job!…….Parent of a 1st Grader


Parent of a 3rd Grader

Just so impressed and thankful!!


Parent of a Toddler

A special thank you to the most enthusiastic and loving toddler teacher ever! Oliver thoroughly enjoyed his first virtual classroom experience with Ms. P today!


Parent of a 4th Grader

Yes, indeed! I admire what the school, faculty and support staff did to switch to online studying. This is a very good reminder to all parents about huge difference between our school and all other schools!
Thank you!


Parent of a 6th Grader

Just in case nobody has told you recently or enough…you all rock!! Thank you to the entire Laurel Hill community for wrapping your arms around your LHS family, being prepared, and caring. How reassuring for our children to be able to have routine, connection and of course education. You are all amazing and your efforts are truly appreciated. This to, like all things, shall pass and together as a community we will all not only get through it but also rise above.
Best Always,


Parent of a Pre-K Student

Yes! Amazing what the teachers put together and how quickly they organized it. My son has Ms. H. and Mrs. K. and the first day went off without any issues. All the kids were engaged and learning while having fun. I can’t stress this enough, they are AMAZING. My son is so lucky to have them. Great job!


Parent of a Preschool Student

Dear LHS,

I echo your remarks. In my university we are struggling to get all faculty on board to use Zoom, and you have been able to do it very quickly. Seeing my toddler connecting to zoom today is an inspiration for those of us working at higher levels, we must try harder; we must reach higher, especially in these times of uncertainty. The future will be bright as long as we keep trying to reach our potential.


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Parent Bravos

Here is a small sample of some of the  beautiful comments from our Parents

From a 6th Grade Parent:

Dear Mr and Mrs Stark,
And all our wonderful LHS teachers! We want to support all parents in sending our deepest gratitude for giving our kids some sense of normalcy during these very challenging times.
It’s very important for us to know that while my husband, as many other ICU doctors and nurses, are fighting every day with this vicious disease, our children can still follow their routine, learn, and communicate with their teachers and friends. It helps us, parents, and it definitely helps kids to continue their growth as individuals.
I see excitement in (our daughter’s) eyes when she is getting ready for school in the morning, when she is running to the printer to get an assignment, or just talking to her friends during breaks.
Thank you so much to every single one of you!

From a 3YR Old Parent:

“We wanted to say thank you for accommodating the preschool families with the tuition suspension during this time.
We are also amazed (and truly grateful) that the zoom on- line learning format is continuing despite the circumstances.
I know this is not an easy time for businesses, organizations etc. If there is anything at all we can do to help the school during this time or once we return, please let us know. Maybe a fundraiser or maybe there is something we can do for our individual teachers. Just brainstorming…
Finally, some thoughts as we’ve entered week 3 of zoom/on-line learning. It’s been such a wonderful experience participating in our kids’ learning! Yes managing working from home and helping with homeschool can be exciting… but I’ve enjoyed seeing firsthand how dedicated our teachers are to not only teaching and providing additional resources to enhance learning, but also doing it with such great enthusiasm.
 There’s a great sense of community and collaboration between administration, teachers and parents, and it is evident that our main goal is how to make this experience the best it can possibly be.
How lucky are we to have such amazingly dedicated teachers in our kids’ lives! How blessed are we to be part of the
Laurel Hill family!
In the midst of chaos you have given us a sense of normalcy and we are genuinely appreciative of all your efforts.


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.
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!
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.