13639 Victory Boulevard, Valley Glen, CA 91401
Our school was founded in 1953 by educators with a visionary educational philosophy focused on teaching the “Total Child.” Our founders recognized the importance of social, emotional, and physical development in children’s ability to learn, as well as the need to engage children in interactive learning experiences. Rooted in this tradition, we provide children with a challenging, integrated academic curriculum, character-based education, and diverse enrichment and athletic opportunities in a nurturing environment. At Laurence, we value curiosity, aiming to develop creative thinkers, future leaders, and lifelong learners. Everything from our STEAM program to our performing arts program is geared towards teaching students beginning at age five, and the skills and lessons are designed to spiral up through the grades, building our students into confident, well-rounded, young adults who matriculate to select middle schools in the Los Angeles area.
We appreciate your interest in Laurence School and look forward to helping you learn about our school and the admissions process. A confident and happy beginning to your child’s elementary school experience is incredibly important. For that reason, we invite you to visit and explore our five-acre campus during one of our many prospective parent visitations this fall. During your visit, you will tour the school with our 6th Grade student ambassadors, meet our administrators, and visit our classrooms – in short, you will experience for yourself the one-of-a-kind elementary school experience that we offer. We know that you will feel the Laurence magic when you see our smiling students and walk through our campus. You will also discover a warm and embracing community that is proud of its rich history and strong traditions.
Laurence School’s academic excellence, personalized approach to education, and commitment to educating the “Total Child” encourages intellectual, creative, ethical, social, emotional, and physical growth.
Creative, curious, and kind.
Laurence School offers a wide array of curricular and after school enrichment classes, open to students in Kindergarten through 6th grade. Popular programs and electives include our competitive chess and math clubs, debate, student leadership, dance, musical theatre, glee club, orchestra, robotics, game design and coding, visual arts, and Interscholastic Sports, which includes football, basketball, soccer, volleyball, and baseball.
Our ability-based, personalized groupings in reading and math provide students who are performing above-grade level with opportunities for advanced learning.
• Beginning in Kindergarten our technology teachers teach computational thinking, the building blocks for complex coding. In physical education, our five coaches work on the foundational skills needed for our littlest students to succeed in sports as they develop.
• Laurence’s Character Education program focuses on children’s social and emotional development, building empathy and confidence.
• Our diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives are integrated throughout many areas of study and aspects of Laurence life, engaging students in an exploration of their own heritage and our place in the global community.