Diversity at The Lawrenceville School

Contact Information

Sam Washington
Director of Multicultural Affairs
swashington@lawrenceville.org
609-895-2205

Caroline Lee
Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for Academics
clee@lawrenceville.org
609-896-1967

Martha Richmond
Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for Academics
mrichmond@lawrenceville.org
609-620-6131

Vicky Martinez
Assistant Director of Multicultural Affairs for Student Life
vmartinez@lawrenceville.org
609-620-6020

Diversity at Lawrenceville

As expressed in its Mission Statement, The Lawrenceville School is committed to inspiring in its students, an "appreciation for diversity and a global perspective." At Lawrenceville we strive to provide a multicultural environment where students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to learn from, with and about one another. Lawrentians are part of a community where beliefs, be they cultural, ethnic, or religious, are both supported and challenged.

Diversity permeates every aspect of a student’s experience at Lawrenceville. In the classroom, in co-curricular activities and through the residential program, students are provided the opportunity to explore and understand the perspectives and identities of others as well as their own. Our goal is to have each Lawrenceville graduate walk across the stage equipped to answer the following questions:

Who am I?
Who are they?
Who are we?

Lawrenceville is committed to the belief that all students’ critical thinking skills are enhanced in an environment which is racially, ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse. Within the context of a traditional American boarding school setting, we are committed to providing an academic curriculum which reflects a global perspective.

Lawrenceville offers a wide range of support for students, parents and faculty around issues of diversity. The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports a dozen or more student affinity groups such as Latinos Unidos, The Alliance of Black Cultures (ABC), The Jewish Students Organization (JSO), The Asian Students Organization (ASO) and The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Through the student diversity council, the parent multicultural committee, the board of trustees diversity committee, and the faculty’s sustained dialogue program, there are ongoing discussions at every level about ways to enhance and support diversity and multiculturalism at Lawrenceville.

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