Lawrence Woodmere Academy

Lawrence Woodmere Academy is a co-educational Preschool 12th grade school of 270 students with approximately 50 faculty members comprised of three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
LWA has a 5:1 Student- to-Faculty Ratio (Small Class Sizes),
a 1:1 Four-Year College Guidance Program,  plus a 100% Graduation Rate and Matriculation to College.
We educate our students on a 10+ Acre Campus In a Safe and Affluent Neighborhood.  We offer an affordable Private School Education.

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School Overview

School Membership(s)School Assoc.National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS)
New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)
Religious AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD SupportYes
Learning Difference ProgramsYes
Year Founded1912
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students273 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
State avg.: 29%
Students by Grade Lawrence Woodmere Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers50 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio5:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
Average Class Size15 students
Number of AP Courses10 courses
Advanced CoursesAP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Comparative Government, AP English Language and Composition, AP Literature and Composition, AP Physics 1 & 2, AP Physics C, AP Spanish Language, AP Statistics
Average SAT score1210
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirt with khaki pants )

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineNone / Rolling
Tuition NotesCall admissions for a tuition breakdown!
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorLuke Davis
Admissions AssociateCandice Morgenlander


Total Sports Offered9 sports
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Cross Country, Dance, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Tennis, VolleyballBaseballBasketball,
Cross CountryDance,


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.14 extracurriculars
ExtracurricularsExtra-curric.Club or Organization:
Helping Hands Club, Literary Magazine (Novatone), Math Team, Model U.N., Online Newspaper (The PRISM), Spanish Club, Student Senate, Yearbook

Arts and Music Programs:
Choir, Jazz Ensemble, Theatre Tech Club, Theatrical Productions, Wind Ensemble, World Dance Club

School Notes

  • At Lawrence Woodmere Academy, we do more than just state our commitment to the individual academic success of our students. We demonstrate it every day by structuring learning, supporting understanding, nurturing development and encouraging creativity.
  • Evidence of our commitment to academic excellence can be seen in the critical thinking and problem solving skills that are featured in every classroom experience - includingLower School, Middle School and Upper School.  We have the resources to match opportunity with student talent and interest, so that all our students can find their true voice, expressed in a safe and secure environment. 
  • The dedication of our outstanding faculty to ongoing professional development enables our academic program to be innovative, challenging and responsive to different learning styles.  Our students are actively engaged in the pursuit of academic excellence, which culminates in a carefully designed college guidance program.

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School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (4 reviews)
This school is great! So many opportunities for the students!
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This school is welcoming to all and truly makes you feel like family. The faculty and staff are caring and supportive.
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My name is Nancy Baron and I am a fourth grade teacher at Lawrence Woodmere Academy. What attracts me most as a teacher at LWA is the camaraderie amongst the students, faculty, and administration. In part, the favorable student-to teacher ratio encourages this dynamic, as well as the numerous workshops and assemblies that bring the school community together. I have noticed that the philosophy of the school encourages self-exploration and individual excellence. One of my favorite annual events at LWA is International Day; a six week course of study of a country. It incorporates every concept of creative expression and academic learning. I can`t say enough about this great school.
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LWA is a fantastic school with a top notch curriculum and refreshing sense of community. My children are extremely happy with the school.
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