Student Stories

January 16, 2022

Ben Andrews lives a hyphenated existence—that of a student-athlete—and he wouldn’t have it any other way. For Ben, skiing has been part of his life since long before structured school time was even a part…

January 14, 2022

The first time Fort Wayne, IN, native and Laurel Springs School student Andrew Meier picked up a tennis racket, he planned to just hit balls back and forth with his mom, a former tennis player…

December 14, 2021

The tide determines Zoe Chait’s days. Every night, she checks her bookmarked surf report sites to see what to expect from the next day’s waves in her hometown of Half Moon Bay, Calif., and in…

December 08, 2021

Sisters Marina and Lucia Fuduric remember the early days of their tennis careers. Their parents, Wendy and Joe, registered them for tennis camps at a local country club in Ohio. The sisters, who are now…

September 14, 2021

Coco Chapman sometimes thinks in music rather than words. For her, composing music is a lot like writing a story. As a Laurel Springs student, Coco has the opportunity to study under award-winning musician Pallavi Mahidhara, thanks to a partnership with Forte Lessons.

September 10, 2021

Her parents weren’t aiming to make her a tennis star. And yet, the talent of Olivia Manson has taken her from summer camps to training facilities to competitive tennis tournaments. Read about the journey of this incredible Laurel Springs student.

September 09, 2021

Michaela Sewall found a unique way to show compassion to women and children in crisis. She baked cakes. Discover the amazing story of this Laurel Springs student, who has proven herself a humanitarian, ice-skater and engineer.

May 25, 2021

Summer boasts the most amazing resource of all for students – time! Time that can be used to bolster an academic transcript, take a single course to explore an area of study, or, like Eres and Mia, get ahead and avoid overload as they pursue their dreams. Be prepared to be inspired!

May 13, 2021

Mia Hanflig’s first love is ballet. At Laurel Springs, she has found a harmonious balance between a rigorous education and her pursuit of a career in professional ballet. Read Mia’s story then tell us with one emoji – what is your dream career?

March 08, 2021

Say you’re doing volunteer work, and you’re scheduled to speak at a school about the organization, but you still have to go to school. What do you do? If you’re Francesca Acampora, you enroll in…