Lawrence Woodmere Academy

Lawrence Woodmere Academy is a co-educational Preschool 12th grade school of 165 students with approximately 25 faculty members comprised of three divisions: Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools.
Why? Lawrence Woodmere Academy (LWA) is New York's Premiere Arts+STEM-Entrepreneurship and Early College International School
Small Class Size with Customized Teacher Support  LWA Won the Long Island Choice 1st Place Awards in the Best Charter/Parochial/Private School and Best Summer Day Camp Categories in 2022 & 2023!
Arts Every Day  Instrumental, Vocal Training Daily, and Dramatic Arts Daily
1:1 Instrumental and Vocal Coaching  Visual Arts: Sculpting, Painting, Drawing, Digital Design STEAM: Clothing Design 3D Design and Fabrication
STEM: Robotics, Coding, Problem Solving and Innovation  Entrepreneurship Pathways CurriculumOration and Public Speaking
Students Earn Up To 30 College Credits in 11th and 12th Grade on a St. Francis College Transcript
Community Service, Clubs, and Learning Coach Time is Built into Student Programs
Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, etc  Students attend LWA from Spain, China, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Italy, South Korea, Brazil, Nassau County, and New York's Five Boroughs, etc
LWA adopts the philosophy of being pro-human and anti-intoleranceLWA's diverse and inclusive school culture promotes student empowerment, empathy, mutual respect and individual responsibility so that our students are prepared for "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness"
LWA does NOT currently mandate Covid vaccines or masks in school, such are optional LWA permits optional real time remote learning from home or internationally for students with unique health concerns, visa, or other circumstances

Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,500
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

Top Rankings

Lawrence Woodmere Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for:

School History

School Overview

Religious Affiliation
Grades Offered
Grades Prekindergarten-12
ADD/ADHD Support
Learning Difference Programs
Learning Programs Supported
Year Founded
Summer School Offered
Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students
166 students
Student Body Type
% Students of Color
State avg.: 40%
Students by Grade
Lawrence Woodmere Academy Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers
22 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio
National avg.: 13:1
Average Class Size
10 students
Number of AP Courses
5 courses
Advanced Courses
AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, AP Physics 1 & 2
Average SAT score
Average ACT score
Classroom Dress Code
Collared shirt with khaki pants

Tuition and Acceptance Rate

Admission Deadline
None / Rolling
Yearly Tuition Cost
Tuition Notes
Call admissions for a tuition breakdown by grade!
Acceptance Rate
National avg.: 85%
Admissions Director
Luke Davis
Admissions Associate
Candice Morgenlander


Total Sports Offered
3 sports


Total ExtracurricularsTotal Extra-curric.
8 extracurriculars
Club or Organization:
Robotics Team, STEAM Club, Yearbook

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

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.
Source: Verified school update

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does Lawrence Woodmere Academy cost?
Lawrence Woodmere Academy's tuition is approximately $30,500 for private students.
What is the acceptance rate of Lawrence Woodmere Academy?
The acceptance rate of Lawrence Woodmere Academy is 78%, which is lower than the national average of 79%.
Does Lawrence Woodmere Academy offer a summer program?
Yes, Lawrence Woodmere Academy offers a summer program. Visit their summer school page for more information.
What sports does Lawrence Woodmere Academy offer?
Lawrence Woodmere Academy offers 3 interscholastic sports: Basketball, Soccer and Volleyball.
What is Lawrence Woodmere Academy's ranking?
Lawrence Woodmere Academy ranks among the top 20% of private schools in New York for: Oldest founding date.
When is the application deadline for Lawrence Woodmere Academy?
The application deadline for Lawrence Woodmere Academy is rolling (applications are reviewed as they are received year-round).

School Reviews

  5.00 out of 5  (6 reviews)
My child has been happy, thriving, all a mother can ask for. The support and nurturing of students are clear. Students speak with pride and excitement! My child is developing confidence and deeper ownership of his learning. Students are guided to feel like LWA is THEIR school. It is very special. The students are invested and they care, about themselves, and each other. We transferred to LWA after a rough patch at our public school. All children deserve to feel content and at peace and supported to learn. We have found this at LWA; where the bully-free zone is not just a sign.
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As a teacher of 15 years, I am so happy to call LWA my work home. I have been in this field my entire career and I am thrilled to be a part of this team. I love the supportive atmosphere, the creativity and the student agency. The curriculum is engaging and full of choice. The children in the lower school are genuinely happy to be at school every day. The teachers are passionate and deeply care about their students.
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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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Quick Stats (2024)

  • Top Ranked NY School
  • Grades: Prekindergarten-12
  • Enrollment: 166 students
  • Yearly Tuition: $30,500
  • Acceptance rate: 78%
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • Application Deadline: None / Rolling
  • Source: Verified school update

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The average private school tuition in Nassau County, NY is $21,638 for elementary schools and $26,197 for high schools (read more about average private school tuition across the country).
The average acceptance rate in Nassau County, NY is 77% (read more about average acceptance rates across the country).

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