The Laurel Way

Our vision is to create a safe, nurturing and stimulating learning environment that will allow students to achieve their full potential and be poised for success in middle school and beyond. We will realize this vision through hard work, dedication and in partnership with all members of our school community— teachers, parents, students, staff and local community.


Students Enrolled


3+ Years

Common Core Prep

School Instruction and Leadership

The school is under the direction of John Stangl, who has worked in the Oakland Unified School District since 1991 as a teacher, instructional coach and administrator. As the site leader, Mr. Stangl seeks to transform Laurel into a full-service community school in partnership with all stakeholders and community members.

Mr. Stangl, along with 21 fully credential classroom teachers, counselors, instructional assistants, community members, and volunteering parents, comprise a committed and highly motivated team dedicated to our vision, mission and goals. Laurel teachers use standards based instruction to prepare our kids for their future place in society. Laurel offers many different programs that address the learning needs of the whole child. Activities include: Choral Music, Art, Computers, Physical Education, Library, and Instrumental Music.

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