Lawrenceville School

5.00 5 1 (5 reviews)
Tel: 8007352030
2500 Main Street
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
  • 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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  • New York University
    The house system is unique to different boarding schools and the dress code.. . .
  • 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. . .
  • 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. . .
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Definition of Terms 
2018 School Data
Lawrenceville SchoolBoarding School Avg.
School FocusCollege PrepCollege Preparatory
Grades Offered9-12, PG9-12
School TypeCo-edCo-ed
Religious AffiliationNon-denominationalNon-denominational
Year Founded18101910
Campus Size700 acres105 acres

Student Body

Enrollment816 students310 students
% Students of Color
53%
21%
% International Students
16%
20%
% Students Boarding
69%
67%
Average SAT Score1470* National Avg. »View
SAT range (25th-75th percentile)1830 - 2080-
Average ACT score34*National Avg. » View
Offers Post-Grad YearYesNo

Academics and Faculty

Saturday ClassesYesNo
Frequency of Saturday ClassesWeeklyWeekly
Classroom Dress CodeCasualCasual
Average Class Size12 students12
*National School Avg. » 20
Teacher : Student Ratio1:81:7
ESL Courses OfferedNoYes
% Faculty with Advanced Degree
78%
70%
Summer Program OfferedYesYes
Summer Program DetailsLink to Summer Program Details

Finances

Endowment Size$466 million$20 million
Yearly Tuition
(Boarding Students)
$64,430$54,800
Yearly Tuition
(Day Students)
$53,290$30,250
% Students on Financial Aid
31%
37%
Avg. Financial Aid Grant$52,030
(Average day student financial aid grant: $35,814)
$23,500
Merit Scholarships OfferedNoNo

Admission

Application DeadlineJan. 15Jan. 15
Accepts Standardized ApplicationNoNo
SSAT RequiredYesYes
Average Percentile SSAT82%-
Acceptance Rate
20%
55%
Director of AdmissionsWill Richardson

Course Listings

List of Courses OfferedLink to List of Courses

Sports

# Interscholastic Sports Offered2215
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 - 201210 Most Popular College Choices  (# Enrolled)
Princeton University43
Duke University31
Georgetown University29
New York University24
University of Pennsylvania20
Columbia University/Brown University18
Dartmouth College16
Trinity College15
Cornell, Yale, & Stanford Universities14
George Washington & Johns Hopkins Universities13
Link to Matriculation Data

School Notes

  • Lawrenceville School accreditations: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Sample of notable school alumni/alumnae:
    • Michael Eisner 1960 - Former CEO, The Walt Disney Company
    • Huey Lewis 1967 - Musician/singer
    • Horace Porter 1854 - Brigadier General in Civil War, Medal of Honor Winner, Grant's White House Secretary
    • Jay Carney 1983 - White House Press Secretary
    • Fox Butterfield 1957 - Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, The New York Times
    • Joakim Noah 2004 - NBA player, Chicago Bull
    • James Merrill 1943 - Author, The Changing Light at Sandover
    • Bobby Sanguinetti 2006 - NHL player, New York Rangers

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