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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. 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 define our relationships. Students have ample opportunity for “free time” in 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. A formal character-building element of the curriculum brings these qualities to life in the classroom.

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

Students volunteer to help other students and teachers. Boys and girls may tutor in the younger grades, assist instruction across the school, or initiate a project for the benefit of the student body.

HONOR & MERIT ROLLS

Fifth grade and older students are recognized for excellence of academic accomplishment and citizenship by earning honor or merit placement each third of the school year.

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.

Please Join Us!

Sunday, January 24th, 2021    

Please Join Us

In-Person Open House

Sunday, January 24, 2021

12:30 – 4:15 PM

We invite you to learn about our unique programs for

Infants, Toddlers, Preschoolers, and Grades K-8

 

To ensure everyone’s safety, we are scheduling 45 minute time slots with a 10 person limit per session.

Please register below for the time slot you wish to attend.

Register Here For 12:30-1:15 PM

Register Here For 1:15-2:00 PM

Register Here For 2:00-2:45 PM

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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.
 
 

 

 
 
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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.

View additional parent testimonials and all other news updates by visiting Laurel Hill In the News.