The Best Private K-12 Online School

Keeping up with the ever-changing landscape of education is challenging—especially in the digital age. Learn how Laurel Springs School, an accredited, private K-12 online school, approaches learning from beyond the walls of traditional brick-and-mortar schools.

Laurel Springs’ flexible, accredited online school is the education solution of choice for previously homeschooled or brick-and-mortar K-12 students.

  • Is online school easy?

    In a word: no. The K–12 college-prep curriculum in our core and Academy programs are considered rigorous by traditional standards.
  • When do online school students take classes?

    Laurel Springs students have access to their classroom 24/7, giving them the freedom to complete coursework on their schedule.
  • Do online schools offer a student community?

    Students may work on their own, but they are never alone. Our student community is strong—students make connections lasting a lifetime.
  • Do online students have access to teachers?

    Teachers offer authentic, personal feedback on every assignment and students have access to a live help room.

Community at their fingertips

Students have plenty of social opportunities in online school programs. Laurel Springs’ vibrant social community has 30+ clubs and activities, including in-person and virtual field trips and hangouts. Beginning in 7th grade, students have access to our secure, private social network to engage with their peers through discussion forums and posts.

Academic support every step of the way

Our faculty is always there for students. Not only do one hundred percent of our teachers have advanced degrees, but they also provide one-on-one, personalized feedback, hold office hours, and communicate consistently with students. Students also are guided by counselors throughout their academic journey, including college counselors for Upper School students.

Rigorous academic programs

While all of our programs lead to an optimized and well-rounded education, The Academy at Laurel Springs is an exclusive college-prep program for distinguished scholars in grades 6-12. Designed to inspire and challenge your student, The Academy prepares students and their like-minded peers to meet their personal and academic goals in higher education, future career plans, and beyond.
The Academy at Laurel Springs is an exclusive college-prep program for distinguished scholars in grades 6-12
Proven Performance

Exceptional student outcomes for the Class of 2022

  • 92%+

    of students graduating in the Class of 2022 are college-bound

  • $8.2M

    Class of 2022 graduates were awarded a reported $8.2M+ in Merit Scholarships

  • 77%

    of students scored 3 or higher on AP exams

Where are they now?

Class of 2022:

Harvard University Stanford University California Institute of Technology
Duke University Northwestern University Dartmouth College
Brown University Rice University Cornell University
Columbia University in the City of New York University of California-Berkeley University of California-Los Angeles
Carnegie Mellon University New York University University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
University of Southern California University of Virginia-Main Campus University of Florida
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wake Forest University University of California-Santa Barbara
University of California-Irvine University of California-San Diego University of California-Davis
University of Wisconsin-Madison Boston University William & Mary
Northeastern University University of Georgia Lehigh University
Purdue University-Main Campus Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Florida State University
Pepperdine University Santa Clara University University of Maryland-College Park
University of Miami University of Washington-Seattle Campus George Washington University
University of Pittsburgh-Pittsburgh Campus American University Fordham University
Indiana University North Carolina State University at Raleigh Baylor University
Loyola Marymount University Michigan State University Stevens Institute of Technology
University of California-Santa Cruz University of Iowa  

Our online school fosters independence

Laurel Springs’ flexible program allowed Raven, now an undergraduate student at William & Mary, to volunteer, intern, and hike at any time. With the help of our academics and supportive faculty, Raven found independence, confidence, and connection.

Turning dreamers into doers

Laurel Springs' online private school empowers dreamers to pursue their interests and passions with a flexible curriculum. Read our student stories to discover how our students succeed in their academic and personal endeavors.

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Online School FAQs

  • Are online schools accredited?

    While not all online schools are accredited, Laurel Springs meets the highest standards of academic excellence for an online private school and is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Cognia.
  • Is online school free?

    Only public online K-12 schools are free. Private online schools like Laurel Springs School require tuition. At Laurel Springs, full-time tuition is bundled for ease. And, we offer discounts for siblings, payments in full, and loyalty. We encourage you to consider what this investment means for your child and their future.
  • How do online schools work?

    It depends on the school. Some online schools teach courses live, but our K-12 online school is self-paced and mastery-based, allowing students to complete coursework at any time or place of their choosing.
  • How do you start online schooling?

    Some online schools have set enrollment dates in the fall. However, at Laurel Springs, your student can start school on almost any date throughout the school year thanks to our rolling admissions.
  • Are online schools easier than traditional schools?

    Laurel Springs' curriculum is just as rigorous, if not more, than traditional schools and online homeschooling programs. We offer a variety of elective, college-prep, AP, Honors, NCAA-approved, and UC a-g approved courses. We also offer a selective academic program, The Academy, for driven and gifted students. Explore our Lower School, Middle School, and Upper School to learn more.

Start your online schooling journey

Education isn’t one-size-fits-all. With more than 30 years of experience in online learning, Laurel Springs remains the online school of choice for students with ambitious academic and personal goals. Give your student the best online school experience at Laurel Springs.
Laurel Springs remains the online school of choice for students with ambitious academic and personal goals

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