Welcome to Langley!

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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.

We invite you to Live Langley with us...

Michele Claeys

At The Langley School, we teach our students so much more than how to read, solve a math problem, speak Spanish, or use a microscope. We give them the academic and social-emotional foundation to become inquisitive, confident, kind, and self-aware learners who are prepared to thrive in the nation’s top high schools and beyond.

Made up of three divisions – Primary, Lower, and Middle – Langley is an independent, coed day school for students in preschool through eighth grade. We are an exceptional community of dedicated, caring faculty, staff, and parents with a 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.

Since our founding in 1942, Langley has had a deep and abiding commitment to early childhood education. We believe that a balance of academic rigor and a strong social-emotional learning (SEL) program is critical for student success. Langley’s powerful combination of inquiry-based and social-emotional learning is evident in every classroom and brought to life by our expert educators.

While this website will give you a glimpse of what Langley is all about, it cannot fully capture the dynamic, joy-filled atmosphere in each classroom as students explore, debate, experiment, problem solve, and think in creative ways. I invite you to come see this magical place for yourself and Live Langley with us!

Michele Claeys
Head of School