Lawrenceville School

5.00 5 1 (4 reviews)
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
Tel: 8007352030
  • 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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  • Bowdoin College
    One of the most notable aspects of Lawrenceville is the house system. It is often compared to Harry Potter. After freshman year all students are sorted into the houses they will live in their sophomore. . .

  • Class of 2009
    5 Stars   12/3/2016
    William and Mary
    The Harkness method of teaching keeps classes small and interactive. Everyone, including instructors, is seated in an equal position around the table. Harkness classes helped me find my voice and prepared me for work conferences. . .

  • Class of 2008
    5 Stars   4/30/2009
    Califoria Institute of Technology
    House system: all students are put into a house their sophomore year, and your affiliation runs really, really deep. On the whole, students love their house, their housemates, and get really into house spirit. It. . .

  • Class of 2006
    5 Stars   12/12/2016
    Amherst College
    The location of The Lawrenceville alone is enough to differentiate it from most other competitive boarding schools tucked away in New England. Nestled in a quiet town just 5 miles from Princeton, you get. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2016 School Data
Lawrenceville School Boarding School Avg.
School Focus College Prep College Preparatory
Grades Offered 9-12, PG 9-12
School Type Co-ed Co-ed
Religious Affiliation Non-denominational Non-denominational
Year Founded 1810 1910
Campus Size 700 acres 110 acres

Student Body

Enrollment 817 students 300 students
% Students of Color
% International Students
% Students Boarding
Average SAT Score 2090 * National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile) n/a - n/a -
Offers Post-Grad Year Yes No

Academics and Faculty

Saturday Classes Yes No
Frequency of Saturday Classes Weekly Less than once a month
Classroom Dress Code Casual Casual
Average Class Size 12 students 12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio 1:8 1:7
ESL Courses Offered No Yes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
Summer Program Offered Yes Yes


Endowment Size $372 million $16 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$59,860 $51,400
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$49,510 $28,200
% Students on Financial Aid
Avg. Financial Aid Grant $48,039 $21,500
Merit Scholarships Offered No No


Application Deadline Jan. 15 Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized Application No No
SSAT Required Yes Yes
Acceptance Rate
Director of AdmissionsWill Richardson

Course Listings

List of Courses Offered Link to List of Courses


# Interscholastic Sports Offered 22 14
SportsBaseball, Basketball, Crew, Cross Country, Dance, Fencing, Field Hockey, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, 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
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