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2024 FIFTH FORM prizes
  • Academics
  • Art and Design
  • Community Service

Cheers to the Class of 2024, Lawrentians who have distinguished themselves in so many ways. The School is proud to honor some of members of the Fifth Form class for their excellence in academics, athletics, leadership, and service.

2024 UNDERFORM prizes
  • Academics
  • Art and Design
  • Community Service

Lawrenceville celebrated achievement by Second, Third, and Fourth Form students at this evening's annual Underform Prize Ceremony.

Lawrentian Redesign
  • Alumni
  • Community Voices

The spring issue of The Lawrentian, Lawrenceville’s quarterly magazine, will land in mailboxes shortly, and with a fresh new look after a full redesign. For the first time, the publication will also be complemented by a digital edition, which can now be accessed on your desktop, laptop, table, or smartphone, at thelawrentian.lawrenceville.org.

TFH Dedication Drone 1

The culmination of a multi-year endeavor aimed at fortifying the heart and soul of the Lawrenceville community through a unified dining and athletic facility, Tsai Field House was celebrated and dedicated on May 17. This new hub for Lawrenceville’s campus life provides a host of opportunities for various aspects of wellness and extends the School’s commitment to environmental sustainability with Silver LEED status.

Battle-Fitzgerald Atrium 133
  • Alumni

Standing ovations, emotional remarks, and expressions of gratitude marked the dedication of the H. Lyals Battle ’67 and Darrell A. Fitzgerald ’68 Atrium in honor of the School's first Black students. The Atrium is located in the second phase of the newly unveiled Tsai Field House, a 250,000 square foot athletic, dining, and social hub on The Lawrenceville School campus.

Lawrenceville Celebrates 2024 AAPI Month - 2
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This month, Lawrentians are taking time to reflect and celebrate the contributions and achievements of individuals with Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander heritage. The School’s Office of Multicultural Affairs has facilitated several events over the past two weeks to celebrate the histories and cultures of these groups through discussion, art, and cuisine.

Big Red Class of 2024 Goes to College
  • Athletics

May is a month of celebration at Lawrenceville as the School community recognizes the varied and impressive achievements of its many students. The School is pleased to honor members of the Class of 2024 who will continue their careers as student-athletes at some of the nation's best colleges and universities.

Weeden Lecture 24 Beverley Gage
  • Academics

The 2023-24 Weeden lecturer, Yale University Professor Beverly Gage, took an esoteric topic and used it to frame the political and social history of America in the 20th century. The result was an engaging view into the life, career, and outsize impact of one of the period’s most enigmatic – and often maligned – personalities, former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover.

Sofia Carlisi '24/Credit Kathlynn Yao ‘25
  • Performing Arts

By Story Taylor ‘27

Lawrenceville’s production of “Puffs,” which follows the story of three young wizards trying to make it through their time at a magical school, will be on stage at the Kirby Arts Center May 10-11.

Celebrating Jewish Heritage: Lawrenceville Alumni Share Their Stories
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

This month, Lawrenceville is honoring the many generations of Jewish Americans who helped form the fabric of America's history, culture, and society. Four alumni, who graduated between 1960-2002, discussed their experiences as Jewish American students at Lawrenceville and how their time at the School continues to influence them.

Honors French Class -Cover
  • Academics

Lawrenceville’s most experienced language learners don’t have to travel to Paris (as delightful as that might be) to put their français to meaningful work. Instead, France comes to Pop Hall with Honors French students dedicating fall study to French autobiographies, winter to French Impressionist painters, and the spring to French cinema.

Boys Crew Team photo
  • Athletics

by Alexander Donne ‘26 and Claire Zhou ‘26

To help you prepare for the boys’ and girls’ varsity crew MAPL Championship Invitational on May 4, we’ve enlisted two experts. Big Red varsity crew captains Charles Vachris ‘24 and Vivian Teeley ‘24 gave us the Top Five Things You Need to Know About Crew, as well as some details about the Invitational. 

Brian Jacobs Villeage Voices Blog May 24
  • Academics
  • Community Voices

By Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs has been at The Lawrenceville School for nearly 16 years and is the Chair of the Language Department where he teaches French. Jacobs is also a Faculty Interviewer in the Admission Department and Faculty Advisor to Lawrenceville’s student Gender and Sexuality Alliance club. He is a past Head of the McPherson House. In this edition of Villeage Voices, Jacobs talks about how learning a second language can change your life in unexpected ways.

Afrah Events-cover

Throughout the month of April, the Office of Multicultural Affairs partnered with the Southwest Asian and North African student affinity group (SWANA) to host a variety of programming in celebration of Arab American Heritage Month. These events served to honor the rich culture and traditions of Arab Americans and provide education about their achievements, contributions, and culture.

The Lawrenceville School - Stephan Archives
  • Academics
  • Student Life

Staff Report/The Lawrence

 The Class of 2024 is in the homestretch of its final year at Lawrenceville – graduation is on May 26 – and end-of-year festivities are just around the corner. Emily Pan ’24 has earned Valedictorian honors and she and her classmates have selected Claire Jiang ’24 and Gordon Gruber ’24 as their Aurelian Speakers and history educator/AI Coordinator Jennifer Parnell as Faculty Speaker. Learn more from The Lawrence.

Jane Atkinson '24

By Story Taylor ‘27

Whether you’re playing an instrument or watching a performance in Edith Memorial Chapel, a Lawrenceville School philharmonic orchestra concert is a great place to hear some incredible music and enjoy the atmosphere.

Larrie the Bulldog
  • Athletics

The Lawrenceville School is rooted in the tenets of House, Harkness, and Heart. Our Olmstead-designed campus centers around the Circle, Crescent, and Bowl. Our community is full of remarkable individuals who are dedicated to our mission of inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all. But the 214-year old school has been missing one thing: a mascot.

Until now!

Kingsley Du/Laudable Lawrentians April 2024
  • Student Life

Welcome to our first monthly digest of some of the exciting accomplishments of Lawrenceville’s outstanding students. Please email future suggestions to lgillard@lawrenceville.org. 

Haley Williard '24
  • Athletics

By Claire Zhou ‘26

Softball is a definitive example of a team sport where, to be successful, all members of the team must  collaborate and be flexible. Hayley Williard ’25, co-captain of the Big Red varsity softball team, epitomizes these values.

Hugh Dugan/Community Conversations/Heely Room
  • Academics

As part of Lawrenceville’s continued efforts to engage speakers on a range of topics and perspectives related to Middle Eastern history and politics, the School welcomed international affairs practitioner and scholar Hugh Dugan P’20 ’21 to campus on April 4. This was the second event in Lawrenceville’s Community Conversations speaker series, which began on January 8 with award-winning journalists Jane Ferguson ’04 and David Ottaway ’57.

Chi Mondu '84
  • Art and Design
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

By Kaci Treasure

Chi Modu ‘84, a photojournalist, documentarian, and cultural enthusiast with a career spanning decades, gave viewers a unique glimpse into the world's candid beauty. Lawrenceville is honored to showcase his work in "Uncategorized: Fortune Favors the Bold" at its Hutchins Gallery from April 29 - June 8, 2024. An opening reception will be held on June 1, in the Hutchins Gallery, beginning at 4 p.m.

Students Help Create Art Installation for the Ages-cover
  • Art and Design
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

When Lawrenceville’s Artist-in-Residence Stewy Robertson ’11 was engaged to revitalize the entrance of the original portion of what has become Tsai Field House - the H. Lyals Battle ’67 and Darrell A. Fitzgerald ’68 Atrium in honor of the School's first Black students – the educator knew it would be an extraordinary learning opportunity for his students.  

As You Like It _cover
  • Academics

Lawrenceville’s academic departments are joining forces to offer a unique educational experience to its first-year students. Through a collaborative effort between the English, Performing Arts, and Visual Arts Departments, the annual Second Form Shakespeare production has become a hallmark of interdisciplinary learning at the institution. This year, the Class of 2027 took on the challenge of staging the timeless comedy, “As You Like It.”

Alumni Career Series 2
  • Alumni

Thanks to a host of opportunities both in and outside the classroom, Lawrentians are prepared for a wide range of career paths, from medicine to finance to the arts and more. But support from the School isn’t confined to the curriculum and doesn’t end at graduation. 

C.a. Shofed Portrait

by Kaci Treasure

C.a. Shofed's photography captures the essence of overlooked things, turning them into stunning works of art. Whether it may be rusted fire hydrants or weathered stones, he sees the beauty in it all.  Come see the world through a new lens in his upcoming exhibit “Chasing Turner,’ in Lawrenceville's Hutchins Galleries, on exhibit from February 24, 2024 - April 19, 2024.

Laura Cunningham Guest Curator

Embracing a dynamic shift in curation, Lawrenceville’s Hutchins Galleries is launching guest curator program, an exciting new way for the School community to learn about and participate in the arts. This initiative promises to infuse fresh perspectives into the Galleries, fostering more vibrant and inclusive offerings.

Cameron Gabrielson '24/Credit: Georgetown University
  • Student Life

By Cameron Gabrielson ‘24

In this edition of Villeage Voices, Cameron Gabrielson ’24 talks about the challenges and rewards that make her love playing soccer so much

2024 Employee Recognition Day Graphic
  • Community Voices

Each year, The Lawrenceville School sets aside a day to honor its staff: Employee Recognition Day. From Public Safety to Information Technology Services and from Communications to the Children’s Center, these are the employees who, as Head of School Steve Murray said, “It is not an exaggeration to say that the School would literally not function without your hard work and dedication . . . thanks to all of your for making Lawrenceville the special place it is.”

Black History Month 2024 cover
  • Alumni
  • Student Life

Lawrentians honored the resilience, beauty, and joy of Black culture throughout Black History Month, an annual celebration of the contributions of African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Events, led by both students and faculty, were educational, inspirational, communal, and entertaining.

Greta Morgan
  • Academics

The Lawrenceville School has hired Greta Morgan as its new Chief Advancement Officer. Morgan, who most recently served as the Director of Development at The College of the Holy Cross, will begin at Lawrenceville on July 1, 2024. In this role she will provide strategic vision, leadership, and direction for all of Lawrenceville’s fundraising and alumni engagement activities.

Feb 24 NLIs
  • Athletics

Big Red is sending the best of the best off to the NCAA! Today, Lawrenceville celebrates members of the Class of 2024 who have signed official NCAA National Letters of Intent and will continue their careers as student-athletes next year at some of the nation’s finest colleges and universities.

Winter Dance Series Cast & Crew
  • Performing Arts

By Ellen Jordan ’26 & Dorothy Lee ‘26/The Lawrence

Microphone in hand, Director of Dance Derrick Wilder stepped on to the Kirby Arts Center (KAC) stage on Saturday, January 20, to formally welcome the Lawrenceville community to the Winter Dance Series.

A.J. Diallo '26/Credit Jolie Brassell '24
  • Athletics

By Cameron Gabrielson ‘24

The notorious hurdles events are among one of the most challenging and technical events in all of track and field. The events requires incredible speed as well as close to perfect timing and technique. How does one discover they are good at jumping over obstacles at alarmingly fast speeds?

Courtney Roach
  • Community Voices

Welcome to Villeage Voices, where community members are invited to share their thoughts each month on a variety of topics relevant to life at Lawrenceville. This month, Associate Director of College Counseling Courtney Roach talks about ways to stay healthy throughout the college admission process.

Jael Gaines and Dele Joa-Griffith
  • Athletics

By Cameron Gabrielson ‘24

The 400-meter run would seem simple - one lap around the track. But for elite runners, it’s considered one of the more complex events, both mentally and physically. According to Lawrenceville Head Track and Field Head Coach Derrhyl Duncan, “The 400 is a challenging race because it is the longest sprint event.”

Winter 24 Student Art Exhibit
  • Academics

By Sienna Soemitro ‘26/The Lawrence

On January 26, the Hutchins Galleries will unveil a brand-new student showcase curated by Curator and Gallery Director Melina Guarino and Hutchins Galleries Student Representative Sofia Bonilla ‘24.