Athletic Competition Code of Conduct

Athletics is an integral component of the academic curriculum at The Lawrenceville School. Athletic program participants, including its supporters, must at all times exemplify the guiding principles and values that embody every aspect of life at The Lawrenceville School.

Lawrenceville Student Athletes, their Coaches, and Supporters must:
  • Respect the officials conducting the contest and accept their decisions by knowing and understanding fair play within the rules of the contest
    • Display positive behavior and use respectful language
  • Respect and adhere to the decisions of coaches and officials
    • Maintain self-control regardless of circumstances
  • Respect and recognize their opponents through appreciating excellence regardless of team affiliation
    • Accept both victory and defeat with pride, humility, and compassion
The Lawrenceville School believes athletic program participation at all levels is implicit adherence to the aforementioned rules, regulations, and expectations.

Participation Requirements

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. 

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.

List of 3 items.

  • Fall Term

    Cross Country (V/JV)
    Field Hockey (Girls) (V/ JV/ Fr)
    Football (Boys) (V/JV)
    Soccer (V/JV /Boys Fr)
    Tennis (Girls) (V/JV/ Fr)
    Volleyball (Girls) (V/JV)
    Water Polo (V/JV)
    Dance (All Forms)
    House (Girls) (Third-Fifth Form)
    House Coach (Girls) (Fifth Form)
    House Football (Boys) (Third-Fourth Form)
    House Football Coach (Boys) (Fifth Form)
    Outdoor Leadership (All Forms)
    Fifth Form Crew (Limited enrollment)
    Lifetime (Second and Fifth Form)
    Conditioning (Fifth Form)
    Outside Sport Exemption (see below)
  • Winter Term

    Basketball (V/JV/ Boys Fr)
    Fencing (V/JV)
    Ice Hockey (V/JV)
    Indoor Track (V)
    Squash (V/JV)
    Swimming (V)
    Wrestling (V/JV)
    Dance (All Forms)
    Conditioning (Fifth Form)
    Lifetime (Second and Fifth Form)
    Outside Sport Exemption (see below)
    House Basketball (Boys) (Third-Fourth Form)
    House Basketball (Girls) (Third-Fourth Form)
    Non Athletic Co-Curricular*

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

    Baseball (Boys) (V/JV)
    Crew (V/JV) Golf (V/JV)
    Lacrosse (V/JV/ Fr)
    Outdoor Track (V)
    Softball (Girls) (V/JV)
    Tennis (Boys) (V/JV/ Fr)
    Dance (All Forms)
    House Team Handball (Girls) (Third-Fifth Form)
    House Coach (Girls) (Fifth Form)
    House Ultimate Disc (Boys) (Third-Fourth Form)
    House Coach (Boys) (Fifth Form)
    Outdoor Leadership (All Forms)
    Conditioning (Fifth Form)
    Lifetime (Second and Fifth Form)
    Outside Sport Exemption (see below)
Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose.  Our mission is to inspire the best in each to seek the best for all.