Engaging in Your Child's Learning Experience
Whether you have a child currently enrolled in Laurel Springs or are considering online education, it’s important to recognize your role as a parent in this type of learning environment.
The role of the parent—or academic coach—is to provide organization and structure, create a proper learning environment, and promote consistency in the learning process. Parents also act as learning companions, facilitators, and advocates for their children. They help build and sustain a positive relationship with the school and work closely with teachers to ensure a successful learning experience.
Get to Know Your Student's Team
All students receive support throughout their academic journey at Laurel Springs—from experienced and devoted teachers to college counselors.
Beginning in kindergarten and continuing through graduation, expert counselors with a wealth of knowledge ensure that each student’s learning path, pace, and goals are recognized. In Lower School, our age-specific counseling program meets students’ academic and social needs while also introducing career and college pathways as appropriate. In Upper School, students are supported by Laurel Springs’ College Counselors who cultivate lasting relationships with their students and parents, while helping students prepare for successful transitions to college and careers.
It is important for parents to have open lines of communication with their child’s teachers. An ongoing dialogue allows parents to understand their child’s academic progress and help keep them engaged in the learning process.
Connect with Other Laurel Springs Families
Laurel Springs families can be valuable resources for parents of new or returning students. Our regional Facebook groups allow you the opportunity to connect with other Laurel Springs families in your area. These groups are a great way to set up meet-and-greets or look for feedback and recommendations from families with shared interests.
Parents are also invited to attend the monthly Community Connections events, which are designed to give parents a way to connect with one another and share stories, ask questions, and offer recommendations.
Finally, our Parent Ambassadors are devoted Laurel Springs parents who are willing and able to answer questions, swap stories, and share tips on how to navigate this new online learning process. They come from all over the world, have students enrolled in various grade levels, and are involved in a variety of extracurricular activities. The one thing they all have in common—they’re proud to be a part of the Laurel Springs community!