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.

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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 AffiliationNonsectarian
Grades OfferedGrades 9-12
Offers Post-Graduate YearYes
Year Founded1810
Summer School OfferedYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Student Body

Total Students817 students
Student Body TypeCo-ed
% Students of Color
53%
State avg.: 30%
Students by GradeThe Lawrenceville School Student By Grade

Academics and Faculty

Total Classroom Teachers110 teachers
Student : Teacher Ratio7:1
National avg.: 13:1
% Faculty w/Advanced Degree
78%
Average Class Size12 students
List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses
Average SAT score1407
Average ACT score33
Average Percentile SSAT83%
Matriculation DataMatric. DataLink to Matriculation Data
Classroom Dress CodeCasual
(Collared shirts, respectable dress)

Finances and Admission

Admission DeadlineJan. 15
Yearly Tuition Cost$66,360
Tuition Notes Day student tuition: $54,890
% on Financial Aid
31%
Average Financial Aid Grant$52,204
Acceptance Rate
19%
National avg.: 85%
Admissions DirectorWill Richardson
Endowment Size$459.8 million

Sports

Total Sports Offered21 sports
SportsBaseball, 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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  • Hightstown
    Grades: 9-12 | 564 students
    10.9 miles
    201 S Main St
    Hightstown, NJ 08520
    (609)944-7501
    10.9 9-12
    564
  • Princeton
    Grades: NS-12 | 960 students
    5.1 miles
    650 Great Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)924-6700
    5.1 NS-12
    960
  • Princeton
    Grades: 6-12 | 614 students
    3.9 miles
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    Princeton, NJ 08540
    (609)921-7600
    3.9 6-12
    614
  • Lawrence Township
    Notre Dame High School
    (Roman Catholic)
    Grades: 9-12 | 1141 students
    2.8 miles
    601 Lawrence Rd
    Lawrence Township, NJ 08648
    (609)882-7900
    2.8 9-12
    1141
  • Pennington
    Grades: 6-12 | 542 students
    4.2 miles
    112 W Delaware Avenue
    Pennington, NJ 08534
    (609)737-6128
    4.2 6-12
    542

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