Every minute counts! A typical student day at Laurel Oaks includes:


clockAn earlier start-time than traditional schools.
More time means more learning. Our students need to make tremendous gains in reading and math, and other subjects, in order to be college-ready.


handsThe Head of School shakes hands with students as they arrive.
Every day, we believe it’s important for students to know we are glad to see them and are excited about what they will accomplish at Laurel Oaks.


lunchBreakfast and snack
Laurel Oaks provides gourmet breakfast and snacks for all students.


bookLiteracy
From Kindergarten through 8th grade, we place a strong emphasis on literacy. Our young K-2 students move from “learning to read” to “reading to learn.” Our older students transition from comprehension to deep textual analysis, to make them strong readers and learners in high school and college.


mathMath
We devote 90 minutes to math every day.  This means 1,800 minutes per month and 16,200 minutes a year. Math procedures and problem-solving skills are vital to the overall development of critical thinking skills, and they unlock access to compelling future subject area pursuits like physics and engineering.


lunchLunch
Lunchtime is like observing an orchestra. Everyone knows where to be, where to go, and what to do. We maintain tight processes around everything from lunch lines for food distribution to entering and exiting bench tables. We have talk time with our friends and get ready for the afternoon’s lessons.


pePhysical Education
Laurel Oaks provides physical education ranging from once a week to daily. We believe it is important for students to have the opportunity to move, collaborate, compete, and have fun.


bookSubject Area Classes
Laurel Oaks teaches a range of courses in history, science, foreign language, and the arts.


musicMusic/Art
Starting in Kindergarten, art classes are provided, and in 1st grade, we provide music classes as a core component of the weekly schedule. Classes include art, art history, technology and general music education. We value music as a disciplined and creative pursuit that will benefit students throughout their lives.


tutoringAfternoon Tutoring and Enrichment
Laurel Oaks offers afternoon tutoring or enrichment. Specific courses vary, but include activities such as book club, phonics, foreign language, art, music, and computers.


clockDismissal
Laurel Oaks has very structured dismissal procedures that allow for smooth transition from classrooms to the sidewalk to the buses. Adults are always present.