Academics at Lawrenceville

Advising and Support

Lawrenceville students achieve academic success and build self-confidence with the help of the entire academic community. We encourage the self-advocacy skills that will help students become independent learners at Lawrenceville and beyond.

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Academic Advisors

Each student has an academic advisor who supports their academic and campus activities. Advisors are available throughout the day and meet twice weekly with the student to discuss their classwork and to help them build community and leadership skills through the residential programming. Advisors serve as the primary campus contact for families and take the lead in connecting students and families with resources and opportunities throughout the school.



Peer Tutoring

Guided by a faculty advisor, Lawrenceville’s peer tutoring program provides a leadership opportunity for seniors to organize fellow students in evening study halls. Students are encouraged to engage with peer tutors for assistance in any academic subject, and are paired accordingly. Peer tutors are approachable and caring, demonstrating an authentic desire to help others learn and grow.

Personal Development and Success

In addition to our core academic disciplines, Lawrenceville is committed to helping our students develop life skills and leadership through various opportunities, including the Personal Development Seminar and Growth through Practice and Support course.
The PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINAR is a required, noncredit year-long course for Second and Third Form students that addresses adolescent issues, including time management, nutrition, self-esteem, relationships, substance use, and human sexuality. Additionally, through a review of the student handbook, we discuss and understand how our individual actions impact the collective community.
GROWTH THROUGH PRACTICE AND SUPPORT is a required, noncredit fall course for Second Form students. Key components include a structured study hall to assist students in organizing and completing work, tips on living productively and positively within a community, executive functioning and time management skills, and an orientation to research and technology with our library staff.
Educational Support

Educational Support

The goal of our program is to nurture students' academic growth through a deeper understanding of their own strengths and to introduce additional tools and approaches that can assist students with navigating their coursework.

The Educational Support team helps qualified students gain skills in time management and organization, reading comprehension and writing, and foundational math.



Accommodations for Students with Documented Disabilities

The educational support team works collaboratively with the medical team in the Health and Wellness Center to oversee accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

The School is committed to creating a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive learning environment for students with disabilities, and providing them with equal access to the School’s programs and services, in accordance with applicable law.

Students with documented disabilities may apply to receive reasonable and appropriate accommodations at Lawrenceville. Specific guidelines regarding documentation vary by the disability and the requested accommodations. When requesting accommodations, a student must submit relevant and current documentation that demonstrates the student has been diagnosed with a disability that substantially limits one or more major life activities. A diagnosis of a disorder by itself does not automatically qualify an individual for accommodations. Documentation must be provided by a qualified, licensed professional, and include: a formal diagnosis, a description of the impact the diagnosis has on the student’s functioning, and the rationale for the requested accommodations. While the School will consider an IEP or 504 Plan as part of a more comprehensive evaluation, they alone are insufficient to establish the need for an accommodation.

The School has an Educational Support Office (ESO) that provides guidance and support to students and parents when they first enroll, as well as throughout a student’s tenure at the School. Led by a psychologist with more than 25 years of experience working with students, the ESO can provide families with the contact information of local, independent professionals when a student needs to be evaluated or requires updated testing.

Students or parents with demonstrated financial need who may face challenges obtaining documentation are welcome to contact the Dean of Academics Office for assistance.