Life at Lawrenceville

Life at Lawrenceville

Every day will challenge and transform you.

House, Harkness, & Heart

Through House and Harkness, Lawrenceville fosters a unique sense of belonging, gathering talented young people from far and wide to learn with and from each other. Students thrive on rigorous, creative engagement with exceptional teachers who inspire confidence, instill initiative, and spark a sense of optimism and purpose. Students discover who they are and what they stand for, strive to support a School culture of belonging, and contribute their unique intellect, passion, and drive to a strong and ever-evolving community.

Student Life

Student Life

At Lawrenceville, every moment is an opportunity to unleash your potential and find your path to excellence. From a rigorous academic schedule, to competitive sports and clubs, to theater rehearsals and community service — your busy days at Lawrenceville will pave the way to the person you will become.

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Harkness Learning

Harkness learning means forming your own opinions, recognizing the value of your peers’ viewpoints, and begining to understand the world from multiple perspectives.

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Harkness Learning

Lawrenceville School News

A New View of Lewis & Clark

Led by history teacher Drew Inzer and science teacher John Clore, students in the “Lewis & Clark” class last winter and spring examined the communal experiences of the explorers and Native Americans through the nearly 5,000 pages of journals kept during this epic journey. They also explored the latest scholarship that gives voice and perspective to the Native American experience with the Corps of Discovery while building the context for these interactions.

Sid Ramachandran ’21 Tackles Food Insecurity One “Byte” at a Time

Recent graduate Sid Ramachandran ’21 began volunteering at the local nonprofit Trenton Area Soup Kitchen (TASK) since he was in seventh grade. While he was familiar with the organization’s mission to feed the hungry in the Trenton area and had spent many years serving food, raising awareness and donations, the COVID-19 pandemic presented him with a new way to help. 

Lawrentians Earn Roster Spots at Under Armour Underclass All-American Lacrosse Tournament

Congratulations to the four Lawrentians selected to represent the School and the New Jersey at the 2021 girls’ Under Armour Underclass All-American Lacrosse Tournament, scheduled for July 29-August 1 at Troy and Blandair Parks in Maryland.

Big Red Farm Honey Harvest a Sweet Success

Things got a bit sticky in the Kirby Science and Math Center last week as Director of Sustainability Steve Laubach scraped and spun honeycombs from the Big Red Farm to extract honey. The Farm has two active hives containing around 50,000 bees that are capable of producing up to 60 lbs. of honey twice a year. Harvests are collected in July and October.

Painting by Performing Arts Chair Keith Roeckle Displayed in Trenton City Museum

Painting by Performing Arts Chair Keith Roeckle Displayed in Trenton City Museum

Field Ecology Interns Explore Campus & Plan Sustainability Efforts

Lawrenceville's Field Ecology Interns recently explored campus to help plan sustainability efforts. 

Heely Scholars Study Lawrenceville’s World War I History

Heely Scholars Study Lawrenceville’s World War I History

Lawrenceville to Celebrate Frederick Law Olmsted in 2022

The Lawrenceville School will celebrate the 200th birthday of renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted in 2022, joining with the National Association for Olmsted Parks, managing partner of the Olmsted 200 Campaign.

Molecular Genetics Students Present Research at Stan-X Conference

Lawrenceville’s Molecular Genetics students presented their research at the international Stan-X Conference, held in May.

Carina Beritela ’22 Researches Language Acquisition Challenges Created by On-Line Learning Platforms

Carina Beritela ’22 was curious: How was online learning (necessitated by the COVID-19 pandemic) affecting language classes for students used to collaborating around a Harkness table?


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Campus and Location

Life at Lawrenceville means more than just having access to inspiring people, invaluable resources, and beautiful facilities. It means having access to some of the top historic and cultural destinations in the world. Situated near New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C., Lawrenceville offers a wealth of learning experiences beyond the classroom.

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