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Our History

Parents helping students to plant in the school garden

In 1941, founding parents sketched a plan for one of the nation’s first nursery schools.

Our Philosophy

Students presenting during the assembly

To us, childhood and early adolescence is a period of steep, complex, joyful learning.

Our Strategic Plan

Teacher Helping students in 5th grade

This road map will further define our future as a leader in preschool through grade 8 education.

Discovering what it's like to live Langley

Michele Claeys

As I begin my first year as head of The Langley School, I feel privileged to lead such a remarkable school with a deep and abiding commitment to early childhood education. From Langley’s founding nearly 80 years ago, the school has never wavered from our original undertaking: to develop the intellectual, social, and emotional well-being of every child and to build strong partnerships with families.

From the moment I stepped on campus, I have been impressed by how welcoming everybody is and especially by the sense of pride and stewardship everyone – including students – feels toward Langley and the wider world. I love working with young children and the people who help them learn and grow, including their families, and can’t wait to get to know past, present, and future members of our community.

Langley’s powerful combination of inquiry-based and social-emotional learning, evident in every classroom and brought to life by expert educators, captivated me when I first visited campus. In the year and a half since then, I have been awed and humbled by the resilience, creativity, and connectedness of the whole school community. That clear sense of shared purpose, coupled with a child-centered mission focused on each child’s potential as an individual and as a member of the community, is a perfect fit with my own philosophy and leadership style.

It didn’t take long for me to realize what a special place Langley is. I know you, too, will quickly discover its magic as you browse our website or visit our campus. I look forward to meeting you here and invite you to Live Langley with us!

Michele Claeys
Head of School