Laurel Hall School Announces Expansion


At 50, Laurel Hall School is still growing.

As part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebration this weekend, officials announced plans for a major campus expansion program that would add about 11,000 square feet of structures to the campus, including a gymnasium, a theater and a revamped early childhood center.

“Our campus has always had a real sense of community, and this will only strengthen it,” said Kathleen Haworth, principal and an alumna.

Laurel Hall, located at 11919 Oxnard St., has an enrollment of 505 students in grades kindergarten through eighth grade and is an educational ministry of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.


The expansion project is scheduled to be done in four phases. The first will be the construction of eight classrooms, an administration room and a band and music room. The second phase will include an early childhood center and kindergarten program. Haworth said at least three classrooms will be added to the center.

A gymnasium and a theater will be added in the third phase, and a multipurpose room and expansion of the church will be the fourth phase.

School officials are still investigating ways to fund the project, Haworth said.

The 50th anniversary will be celebrated this weekend with several events, including an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sunday featuring performances by the school band and church choir.

For more information on Sunday’s open house, call the school at (818) 763-5434.