The Laurel School Board of Trustees is composed of member trustees, ex-officio trustees, and honorary trustees. The bylaws call for no less than twenty and no more than twenty-eight member trustees, who serve a maximum of three consecutive four-year terms.
Individuals who serve as Laurel trustees reflect a wide range of backgrounds and skills. They share a commitment to excellence in education generally, and in Laurel School’s well being specifically. Through their volunteer service, they plan, develop and establish policy; assess the Head's performance and have input into matters of development and financial health; assume responsibility for the school’s financial condition and physical plant; and select and work cooperatively with the Head of School.Member trustees agree to serve on at least one board standing committee. The committees include: Executive Committee, Buildings and Grounds Committee, Committee on Trustees, Development Committee Finance Committee, and Investment Committee. In addition, Ad Hoc committees are created for reasons including student life and strategic planning.