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Mission & Goals

Dear Parent,
Welcome to LHS! We are delighted that you are considering The Laurel Hill School in your child’s future. LHS distinguishes itself from other private educational settings by offering a challenging, individualized program in a context of warmth, supportiveness, and personal attention. We are certain that you will see this difference clearly as you explore all that LHS has to offer.

Mission

The Laurel Hill School is a vibrant learning community dedicated both to excellence in education and to improving the quality of individual student life. With helping hands, Laurel Hill encourages students to initiate journeys culminating in the establishment of individuality.

WHAT IS THE OUTCOME OF A LAUREL HILL EDUCATION?

The achievement of top academic performance is certainly a standard for each student, but learning how to achieve shares equal importance. We invite critical thought, welcome creative leaps, and encourage passion in learning and doing.
We strive for our children to grow confident as they encounter new challenges and to be responsible in the choices they make. Openness to life in all its variety, enthusiasm for caring and reverence of friendship and peace are cherished values at Laurel Hill.

CLASS STRUCTURE & INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

Every grade at Laurel Hill employs a small-class size model to enable close student and teacher interaction, promote individualized studies, and to encourage independent learning. An educational assistant is assigned to each class. Classes also visit specialists – teachers who instruct in one discipline such as physical education, languages, computers and technology, and more.

IT TAKES A FAMILY! . . . PARENTS AT LAUREL HILL

Laurel Hill advocates a partnership in education between parents, students, teachers, and administrators. LHS encourages parents to share their thoughts and insights and to work in friendship with their childrens’ teachers. There are also many ways to be involved in the daily life of the school. You may choose to join a committee, volunteer your help, become a “class parent”, and more.

We look forward to meeting you and your child to discuss the many ways our educational programs may be matched to your needs and interests.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us for further information. We would be happy to arrange an appointment for you to visit.

Sincerely,
Robert H. Stark, Headmaster
Helen Stark, Educational Director
Yosefa Klein-Karchmar, Preschool Director