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Laurence School Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Students and teachers go retro at Founder's Day bash to pay tribute to school's 1950s roots.

Laurence School Celebrates 60th Anniversary

Laurence School’s 300 students students and their teachers took a trip back to 1953, sporting poodle skirts and James Dean garb to celebrate the school's 60th Anniversary Friday, February 1. 

Laurence School, which serves students in K-6th grade, was started by Marvin Jacobson with 12 students in a two–room schoolhouse built behind his parents’ home, located on a ¾ acre in Valley Glen.

The school is still at this location, just north of Sherman Oaks.  However, with the purchase of surrounding property, Laurence now boasts a 4-acre campus with state-of-the art technology center, 20,000 volume library and 10,000-square foot Sports and Performing Arts Center.

“Mr. J,” as students call him, and his wife and school co-founder, Lynn Jacobson, are still daily fixtures on campus.  Their daughter, Lauren Wolke, is  the head of school. 

                                  

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