The Lawrenceville School

PO BOX 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel: 800-735-2030
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 816 students
Founded in 1810 by Isaac Van Arsdale Brown as the Maidenhead Academy, 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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Definition of Terms 
2014 School Data
The Lawrenceville Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Preparatory College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 7-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
ADD/ADHD Support No No
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1810 1909
Campus Size 700 acres 124 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 816 students 295 students
% Students of Color 45% 19%
% International Students 14% 20%
% Students Boarding 67% 68%
Average SAT Score 2095 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) 1960 - 2260 -
Average ACT score 29 *National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Weekly
Classroom Dress Code Casual
(The dress code is not formal, but students are expected to dress in a way that respects the standards and academic purposes of the School.)
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
# of AP/Advanced Courses Offered 154 16
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree 98% 67%
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $320 million $15 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,350 $48,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,780 $27,240
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $44,500 $20,255
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Average Percentile SSAT 85% -
Acceptance Rate 20% 58%
Director of Admissions Tom Sheppard  
Associate Director of Admissions Sally Fitzpatrick  

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 21 13
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Soccer, Softball, Squash, Swimming, Tennis, Track and Field, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo, Winter Track, Wrestling

College Matriculation

Year: 2010-2012 10 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Princeton University 43
Duke University 31
Georgetown University 29
New York University 24
University of Pennsylvania 20
Columbia University/Brown University 18
Dartmouth College 16
Trinity College 15
Cornell, Yale, & Stanford Universities 14
George Washington & Johns Hopkins Universities 13
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes:

  • School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • James Merrill - 1943 - author of The Changing Light at Sandover
    • Jay Carney - 1983 - White House Press Secretary; former Director of Communications for Vice President Joseph Biden; former TIME Washington Bureau Chief
    • Michael Eisner - 1960 - former CEO, The Walt Disney Company
    • Meredith Whitney - 1988 - founder, Meredith Whitney Advisory Group LLC
    • George Akerlof - 1958 - Nobel Laureate in Economics and Professor, UC-Berkeley
    • Robert F. Goheen - 1936 - 16th President of Princeton University and former U.S. Ambassador to India
    • Dierks Bentley - 1993 - country singer
    • Huey Lewis - 1967 - musician
    • Butler Lampson - 1960 - computer scientist and 1992 ACM Turing Award winner
    • Joakim Noah - 2004 - NBA player, Chicago Bulls

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Pennington School (3.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Students Grades
  • PenningtonThe Pennington School
    (United Methodist)
    112 West Delaware Avenue
    PenningtonNJ 08534
    3.4 mi | 488 students | Gr. 6-12
  • PrincetonThe Hun School of Princeton
    176 Edgerstoune Road
    PrincetonNJ 08540
    3.7 mi | 620 students | Gr. 6-12
  • PrincetonThe American Boychoir School
    75 Mapleton Road
    PrincetonNJ 08540
    609-924-5858 x634
    7.2 mi | 45 students | Gr. 4-8
  • HightstownPeddie School
    201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
    11.5 mi | 550 students | Gr. 9-12
  • NewtownGeorge School
    (Society of Friends)
    1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
    12.1 mi | 545 students | Gr. 9-12
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