The Lawrenceville School

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  • Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School is located on 700 acres in the historic village of Lawrenceville, New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles from New York City and 40 miles north of Philadelphia.
  • The mission of The Lawrenceville School is to inspire and educate promising young people from diverse backgrounds for responsible leadership, personal fulfillment and enthusiastic participation in the world.
  • Through our unique House system, collaborative Harkness approach to teaching and learning, close mentoring relationships, and extensive co-curricular opportunities we help students to develop high standards of character and scholarship, a passion for learning, an appreciation for diversity, a global perspective, and strong commitments to personal, community, and environmental responsibility.

School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc. National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS)
New Jersey Association of Independent Schools
Religious Affiliation Nonsectarian
Grades Offered Grades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate Year Yes
Year Founded 1810

Student Body

Total Students 818 students
Student Body Type Co-ed
% Students of Color
49%
State avg.: 31%
Students by Grade The Lawrenceville School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers 102 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio 9:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
90%
Average Class Size 12 students
List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses
Average SAT score 2090
Matriculation DataMatric. Data Link to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(Collared shirts, respectable dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission Deadline Jan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost $59,860
Tuition Notes Day student tuition: $49510
% on Financial Aid
29%
Average Financial Aid Grant $48,039
Acceptance Rate
19%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director Will Richardson

Sports

Total Sports Offered 21 sports
Sports Baseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, WrestlingBaseballBasketball,
CrewCross Country,
DanceFencing,
Field HockeyFootball,
GolfIce Hockey,
LacrosseSoccer,
SoftballSquash,
SwimmingTennis,
Track and FieldVolleyball,
Water PoloWinter Track,
Wrestling

School Notes

  • Lawrenceville requires students to take a minimum number of core courses in each academic department. This traditional educational approach is complemented by a rich array of elective offerings. Most of our students take 15 courses per year. Academic advisors faculty members associated with or living in the Houses help students choose their courses each trimester. These consultations focus on the overall degree of difficulty of the schedule, concerns about adjustments to the rigors of the School's curriculum, and commitments to athletic or extracurricular activities. 
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