Requirements and Guidelines

Here at Lawrenceville, we have a three term sports requirement that consists of participation in interscholastic sports, or dance, or intramurals for Third and Fourth Form students, and interscholastic sports or lifetime sports for Second and Fifth Form students. The winter offerings are different. The interscholastic offerings look the same, but we do not have house competition in the winter. Instead we offer several non-athletic options with a fitness element, intramural basketball (not by house), and senior conditioning.

As part of the sports requirement there is an exemption request process for those Third through Fifth Form students who apply before spring break for the next school year. Exemptions are limited and are for: high-level, off campus, adult-supervised athletic endeavors. This allows students to spend another term in their primary sport, but if a student is approved for an exemption, that student must play two terms of School interscholastic sports. Students who believe they qualify for this exemption can request a form by contacting the Athletic Department.

Fall Term Winter Term Spring Term
Cross Country
(V/JV)
Basketball
(V/JV/ Boys Fr)
Baseball
(Boys) (V/JV)
Field Hockey
(Girls) (V/ JV/ Fr)
Fencing
(V/JV)
Crew
(V/JV)
Football
(Boys) (V/JV)
Ice Hockey
(V/JV)
Golf
(V/JV)
Soccer
(V/JV /Boys Fr)
Indoor Track
(V)
Lacrosse
(V/JV/ Fr)
Tennis
(Girls) (V/JV/ Fr)
Squash
(V/JV)
Outdoor Track
(V)
Volleyball
(Girls) (V/JV)
Swimming
(V)
Softball
(Girls) (V/JV)
Water Polo
(V/JV)
Wrestling
(V/JV)
Tennis
(Boys) (V/JV/ Fr)
Dance
(All Forms)
Dance
(All Forms)
Dance
(All Forms)
House
(Girls) (Third-Fifth Form)
Intramural Basketball
(Third-Fourth Form)
House
(Girls) (Third-Fifth Form)
House Coach
(Girls) (Fifth Form)
Conditioning
(Fifth Form)
House Coach
(Girls) (Fifth Form)
House Football
(Boys) (Third-Fourth Form)
Lifetime
(Second and Fifth Form)
House
(Boys) (Third-Fourth Form)
House Football Coach
(Boys) (Fifth Form)
Outside Sport Exemption (see below)
House Coach
(Boys) (Fifth Form)
Outdoor Leadership
(All Forms)
Non Athletic Co-Curricular*
Outdoor Leadership
(All Forms)
Fifth Form Crew
(Limited enrollment)

Conditioning
(Fifth Form)
Lifetime
(Second and Fifth Form)

Lifetime
(Second and Fifth Form)
Conditioning
(Fifth Form)

Outside Sport Exemption
(see below)
Outside Sport Exemption (see below)


*Conditioning is required for Third-Fifth Formers when they select a non athletic co-curricular

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Exemption Guidelines

Third, Fourth, and Fifth Form students may apply for a one term sports exemption as long as they meet the following two requirements:

  1. The student MUST play an interscholastic sport for the other two terms (with exception of Fifth Form).
  2. The exemption can only be used to participate in an approved, high-level adult-coached athletic activity off campus. Examples include: playing on a local travel hockey or soccer team, AAU basketball, equestrian training, gymnastics, PNRA-MJRC crew (not Lawrenceville’s fall crew), etc.

New students may visit the athletic department and request an application form, which can be delivered to the athletic department by the first week of school. Requests will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Requests will be accepted from returning students.