The Lawrenceville School

PO BOX 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel: 800-735-2030
Gr: (Boarding) 9-12, PG | 816 students
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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Definition of Terms 
2015 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 1910
Campus Size 700 acres 121 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 816 students 300 students
% Students of Color 45% 20%
% International Students 14% 20%
% Students Boarding 67% 67%
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 $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$55,350 $49,500
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$45,780 $28,400
% Students on Financial Aid 30% 35%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $44,500 $20,630
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% 56%
Director of AdmissionsTom Sheppard
Associate Director of AdmissionsSally Fitzpatrick

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 21 14
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

Nearby Schools:

The nearest boarding school is The Pennington School (3.4 miles away)
  • School Location Miles Grades Students
  • The Pennington School
    (United Methodist)
    3.4 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 488 students112 West Delaware Avenue
    PenningtonNJ 08534
  • 3.7 mi | Gr. 6-12 | 635 students176 Edgerstoune Road
    PrincetonNJ 08540
  • 11.5 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 542 students201 South Main Street
    HightstownNJ 08520
  • George School
    (Society of Friends)
    12.1 mi | Gr. 9-12 | 540 students1690 Newtown Langhorne Road
    NewtownPA 18940
  • 14.4 mi | Gr. 7-12 | 235 students6832 Phillips Mill Road
    New HopePA 18938
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