News

  • Davis Gift Endows Rising Scholars Program

    Posted July 17, 2014

    Andrew and Sydney Davis P’15, through Andrew’s role as a trustee for the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Foundation, have made a gift of $1 million to endow Lawrenceville’s Rising Scholars Program, it was announced today by Head Master Elizabeth A. Duffy H’43 ’79. The Rising Scholars Program was established in 2008 and provides an introduction to boarding school life to selected incoming students as they transition to life at Lawrenceville. Until now, it has been funded on an annual basis by other generous donors.

  • Lawrentians Go (a Little) Wild in Alaska

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Eight intrepid Lawrentians, led by two equally resolute faculty members, recently completed a backcountry sea kayaking expedition through the East Arm of Glacier Bay National Park. The trip was offered through Lawrenceville's International Programs department in conjunction with the School's Outdoor Programs. In addition to learning sea kayaking techniques, students also focused on the skills, tools, and attitudes needed to be leaders both in the backcountry and in everyday life. The trip was open to all Lawrentians and provided a physically, mentally, and emotionally challenging experience that won't soon be forgotten.

    Alex Domb '17 chronicled the trip in both words and photographs:

  • Lawrentians Share Expertise in Boarding School Guide

    Posted July 15, 2014

    Who is your best resource for the inside scoop on boarding school life? Boarding school students, of course! Lawrentians Evan Lee '15 and Coby Zur '16 have contributed their expertise to "The Boarding School Survival Guide" (Peterson's, 978-0-7689-3873-9, $16.95), a new handbook of helpful tips and strategies for students who are considering applying to boarding schools or are preparing to attend one.

  • Garden State Students Study Climate Change

    Posted July 14, 2014

    School is not out for the summer … and more than two dozen of New Jersey's brightest students are happy about it. Lawrenceville is once again the host for the New Jersey Scholars Program (NJSP), an intensive, interdisciplinary, academic summer program for 39 of the most intelligent, outgoing, and highly motivated Garden State teens. This year's scholars, who will graduate high school in 2015, are tacking the subject "Climate Change and the Human Experience."

  • Lawrenceville Says Thank You for Record Support

    Posted July 9, 2014

    Lawrenceville’s fiscal year ended on June 30, and with the final total for The Lawrenceville Fund/Lawrenceville Parents Fund, the School’s annual giving campaign, at close to $5.9 million, more than $42 million has been raised in gifts and pledges across all fundraising categories in 2013-2014, the most raised in any year outside the Bicentennial Campaign. That campaign, which exceeded its $200 million goal to raise $218.5 million, raised an average of close to $44 million each year over a five-year period.

  • School Expands Service Learning Opportunities

    Posted July 9, 2014

    With a plan to expand from three service learning courses in 2013-2014 to seven or eight in the coming year, Lawrenceville is engaging its students in unique ways. Current service learning courses, “Urban Education in America,” “Poverty” (formerly “Poverty in the Developing World”) and “Honors Government” will be joined by “Advanced Spanish: Community Outreach,” working with Princeton’s Spanish-speaking population; “The Truth About Trenton,” a journalism course focused on the history of Trenton; “Learning and Memory,” an alliance with a school serving children on the autism spectrum; “Design for Social Change,” currently taught as an experiential learning course; and possibly “Africa: Then and Now,” working with a school in Tanzania.

  • THE LAWRENCEVILLE FUND REACHES $5.9 MILLION

    Posted July 9, 2014

    The Lawrenceville Fund, the Lawrenceville School’s annual giving campaign, concluded the 2013-14 campaign on June 30 with near-record results. In the final tally, 3,619 alumni (33%) and 667 current and past parents (58%) gave $5,898,703, the second highest Fund total ever, exceeding the goal of $5.7 million.

  • Lawrenceville Presents "The Secret Garden"

    Posted June 19, 2014

    What magic lies behind the secret door? You'll have to see Lawrenceville's production of "The Secret Garden" to find out! Lawrentians will perform their version of this much-loved children's story in the Kirby Arts Center, October 16-17, beginning at 7:00 p.m. The show is open to the public, free of charge.

  • Lawrenceville Hosts New Jersey Scholars

    Posted June 17, 2014
    Credit: Alex Domb '17 (taken at the School Pond)

    The Lawrenceville School will host the 2014 New Jersey Scholars Program (NJSP), happening June 22-July 25. NJSP brings more than 30 of New Jersey's brightest and most enthusiastic rising high school seniors together for an intense, interdisciplinary intellectual experience that will change students' lives by teaching them to think in a new way -- relating disciplines instead of dividing them. This summer, Scholars will tackle the topic "Climate Change and the Human Experience." The Program, now in its third decade, is led by NJSP Director John Sauerman (Lawrenceville History Master).

  • Local Kids Learn Performing Arts @ Lawrenceville

    Posted June 12, 2014

    Nearly 100 Mercer County children will receive free instrumental/vocal music and theater lessons this summer at the Lawrenceville School Performing Arts Camp. The Camp is divided into two sessions: July 7-11 (vocal/theatre) and July 14-18 (instrumental/dance). Campers will show off what they've learned at 4:00 p.m. concerts in the School's Clark Music Center on July 11 and July 18. One-on-one instruction is provided by Lawrenceville student volunteers.

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