Laurel Springs Recognized Among 2021 Best Schools in America


For decades, Laurel Springs School has been known as an innovator and pioneer in online education. Our flexible learning experience for students, from kindergarten through grade 12 and beyond, establishes foundational pathways for academic, career, and personal success. Now we’re celebrating another success! Niche has recently recognized Laurel Springs as a 2021 Best School. This year, we ranked in the top 10 of the Best Online High School category. 

We’ve earned this ranking by scoring highly in many different factors, including academics, teachers, and college prep. Laurel Springs offers a diverse curricula taught by experienced instructors that’s intentionally designed to cultivate inquiry, growth, and purpose beyond the classroom. The Academy at Laurel Springs offers academically driven students accelerated instruction to prepare them for college and beyond. It’s truly an honor to be recognized by our community for creating engaging educational experiences worthy of national attention. 

“This year’s Niche rating is further proof that Laurel Springs is well respected and considered the gold standard in online education,” says Megan O'Reilly Palevich, Head of School at Laurel Springs. “I’m excited for our 30th year and beyond to continue in engaging global learners in an education that values them as individuals, integrates their passions and pursuits into academic and career pathways, and fosters mastery, purpose, and independence."

While it’s wonderful to receive national recognition, we really love hearing directly from families about why they love Laurel Springs! Please feel free to send your stories to or give us your feedback in a review. We look forward to continuing to provide the best in online education to our global community for decades to come.