Our School

Laurel Meadow Elementary School buildingWelcome to Laurel Meadow Elementary School, a pre-kindergarten through fifth grade school, located in Mechanicsville, Virginia. Established in 2008, Laurel Meadow is a community school with a population of approximately 615 students. We inspire our students and staff, affectionately known as Laurel Meadow Lions, to achieve their fullest potential.

Laurel Meadow Elementary prides itself on recognizing a “whole child approach.” We begin each day with a morning meeting, wherein students gather in a circle for 20 to 30 minutes and interact with one another through greetings, sharing, group activities, and morning messages. We find this builds a strong sense of community and sets children up for success socially and academically. 

Additionally, LMES encourages physical activity as a way to support the whole child. During the 2017–2018 academic year, Laurel Meadow Elementary became a 2018 RVA Active Certified School. We also installed a rock wall during the fall of 2018 to encourage cardiovascular fitness, while simultaneously increasing muscle strength and endurance.

Through the generosity of the Hanover Education Foundation, LMES was able to implement One School, One Book for the first time. Last year, each family received a copy of The One and Only Ivan. We had daily trivia contests and a culminating activity. Parent survey comments indicated families really enjoyed this program. We look forward to a new book this year. Shhhh…the title is a secret until the unveiling in March of each year.

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