My son started kindergarten this year and so far we just love it. It is a very welcoming community and my son can't wait to go to school everyday. The admission core donator was a little lackluster but everyone else we have dealt with has been great.
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Posted by a parent on 09/03/14
This is our last year at Laurel Hall School. Although we are ready to move on, it is not without bitter sweet memories. Kindergarten was the best transition to 'real school' I have ever experienced. My 2 older kids went to school in another state...then we moved here. It was a blessing to find this cozy,
... Read more warm family environment. I was impressed by all that is offered for the money spent. As a working parent my kids spend most of their waking hours at LHS. They had teachers who make connections better than others...but they learned and were prepared for high school. The Middle School adviser is a great balance of firm and friendly. She understands students. I will miss Laurel Hall, we made life long friends there, both the kids and my husband and I...What people have to remember is that any school is made of different personalities...just as are children. Learning to navigate their school community is very important to a child's success in later life. Read less
Posted by a parent on 04/28/14
The only bad (consistent) experience was the EDP employee that was very loud and SASSY toward my child and made it less than enjoyable on a daily basis. Unfortunately I worked so we needed EDP but it broke my heart to see my child to the point of tears from the brash treatment. I made several complaints
... Read more to the head of EDP but I felt they were keeping her there for a reason. Not sure why. Anyway this loud and rude woman would avoid eye contact with me and simply see me walking to the sign out sheet and I would hear her yell my child's name like he was in trouble and I can only imagine how she was when I wasn't there! Child care is a place where there is opportunity to impact lives and make the world a better place through our children. I was very disappointed that at the EDP department head,(who has been there over 20 years) didn't make more attempt at making her employee be accountable and apologize to us or at least have a sit down to talk it out. Read less
Posted by a parent on 03/20/14
Laurel Hall is an amazing place to send your children. My 3rd grader is excited about PE, is learning how to play BOTH the violin and the recorder (with no additional school fees), is challenged in the classroom and is learning about his relationship with God. My TKer is learning how to work in groups
... Read more and is starting a love of science and reading that grow daily. He loves his dance class! Both kids get Spanish, music, art, computer, science lab, PE, library time. When they get older they can join band, guitar and strings classes, as well as drama, digital photography, yearbook and ASB (like student government). Tuition is reasonable and the community is very close and welcoming. Kindness is taught as well as reinforced and students interact in positive ways. I am very happy here and I can't imagine my kids anywhere else. Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/17/13
Laurel Hall is an AMAZING community of students, parents & staff! There is no school quite like this in the Valley. The feel on the campus is so friendly...students seem to be very well behaved! I "LIKE" this school!
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Posted by a teacher on 10/17/13
We were extremely disgusted with this school and how they treated us when our son went through the application process. During his entrance test he had a little trouble concentrating and uncomfortable. At the time we were in the middle of having him assessed with a learning difficulty which was later
... Read more confirmed. The school sent us a letter of rejection a week later saying our son did not meet their academic programme or their stringent standards. We tried to email the admissions department to explain of our sons learning difficulty but they automatically blocked our email. I then wrote a very polite explanatory letter to the principal and admissions department asking if we could meet to discuss our situation further but it was neither acknowledged or answered. Frankly we and our son were insulted and upset with the way they dealt with us. This school purports to have Christian values and a nurturing spirit but to treat prospective families in this way is a disgrace to their reputation and beliefs. If your child does not fit "in the box" do not consider it! Their bad! Read less
Posted by a parent on 10/11/13
Despite the complaints of parents, inferior teachers who should have retired years ago, are kept on because of their involvement in the church. Other teachers are uninspired and just phoning it in. Administration, which did nothing when my child was repeatedly bullied, constantly broadcast their "Christian
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Posted by a parent on 08/22/13
The positive and negative reviews are accurate. We were at LH for 8 years and it works for some and not others. Teachers jump from grade to grade, elementary to middle, almost every year...which is too bad. This creates some 'dud' lineups just when you think your child is going to be advancing to
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Posted by a parent on 07/23/13
After 9 years, I have come to the conclusion this is an excellent school. Not perfect, there have been a few bumps, but overall a wonderful experience. My son was able to get into the high school of his choice because his test scores were excellent. The school has an amazing performing arts program.
... Read more Each year there are special events that unite the students and parents. There are many lovely parents who are involved and giving. To top it all off, there are field trips each year that are both educational and fun. If you are looking for an affordable private school, it is hard to beat Laurel Hall. Read less
Posted by a parent on 06/08/13
Wow - the last post shows just how different everyone's experience can be at the same school. Our children have had an amazing time at Laurel Hall and I find it hard to believe that teachers in a Christian school would not help a child having problems. We too had a social problem with one of our children
... Read more and the administration and teachers dealt with it effectively and with empathy.The school also just got a 6 year accreditation with the California Association of Independent Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. I doubt that would happen with "poor teachers" who do the "bare minimum". Not all schools achieve this accreditation. Read less
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North Hollywood schools — Laurel Hall School is located at 11919 Oxnard St, North Hollywood CA 91606. 11919 Oxnard St is in the 91606 ZIP code in North Hollywood, CA Laurel Hall School is a Private school that serves grade levels PK - 8.
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