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MLK Day Graphic
  • Academics
  • Community Service
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Life

Beginning Sunday, January 16, Lawrentians will celebrate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., with a new focus on his philosophy and teachings. 

Pop Hall-Snow Jan. 2022
  • Student Life

Big Red is going green for Sustainuary, the School’s celebration from January 21-February 25 which highlights sustainability efforts and encourages Lawrentians to take care of the planet all year long.

Kathlynn Yao '25
  • Student Life

Where would Kathlynn Yao ’25 she most like to travel? Who would she invite to address the student body? And is Jell-o a meal? All this and more in 5 Questions 4!  

David Kwafo '25
  • Student Life

Second Former David Kwafo has already determined the best superpower for Lawrenceville – what is it? Who would he most like to engage at a Harkness table? All this and more in 5 Questions 4!  

Kristin Devine '10
  • Student Life

When COVID-19 forced Lawrenceville to move to remote learning in March 2020, dance teacher Kristin Devine-Jones ‘10 began creating yoga and meditation videos especially for Lawrentians. Those initial “Sunset Salutations” have developed into her “Mind, Body, Spirit” series, more than 275 videos available to current students and employees to build strength, relieve stress, and achieve peace.

Nick Martin
  • Academics

Penn Independent School Teaching Fellow (English Dept.) Nick Martin has some suggestions for books (nearly) everyone should read and a favorite time of day that comes with a disclaimer. Find out all this and more in 5 Questions 4.  

Manoc Joa-Griffith ‘22
  • Athletics

Big Red Sports Reporter Victor Zhu ’23 caught up with boys’ indoor track captain Manoc Joa-Griffith ’22 before winter break to learn about what it is like to lead the squad.

Dancers Meet Stars of Philadelphia Ballet
  • Academics

Last weekend, Lawrenceville dance students enjoyed the magic of the Philadelphia Ballet’s performance of “The Nutcracker,” then had a once-in-a lifetime opportunity to go backstage and meet the stars.

Elizabeth Buckles
  • Academics

What song always gets English teacher Elizabeth Buckles out on the dance floor? Who would she select to address the student body? What book does she think we should each read? All this and more in 5 Questions 4! 

Veronica McMahon
  • Academics

Which three historical figures would mathematics teacher Veronica McMahon like to meet around a Harkness table? What’s her favorite time of day? And who never fails to make her laugh? All this and more in 5 Questions 4! 

Joshua L. Miner Ropes Course
  • Athletics

Last year, feeling incredibly indecisive, I signed up for my first fall co-curricular at Lawrenceville. Although I had tried out all the sports my middle school offered: cross country, lacrosse, and basketball, I wasn’t keen on committing myself to a competitive sports team at Lawrenceville. If I had the choice, I would’ve opted out of sports entirely to focus on academics and the arts. So, in trying to avoid engaging with too big of a time commitment, my options were narrowed down to a few select activities. I finally decided to act on a whim and sign up for Lawrenceville’s Outdoor Leadership (OL) program.

Lawrentians Learn Agriculture, Sustainability, & Environmental Justice at Local Farm
  • Academics
  • Experiential Learning

On a damp, overcast day in early November, students in Director of Sustainability Steve Laubach’s Sustainability Seminar boarded a bus and drove to nearby Double Brook Farm in Hopewell, N.J. Through this trip, Laubach sought to provide a first-hand glimpse of the issues of agriculture, sustainability, and environmental justice that students had read extensively about in the class.

Michael Hickey
  • Academics

Why does science teacher Michael Hickey want to travel back in time to 1920s New York? Hint: It involves Babe Ruth. Who does he consider his hero? And what song always gets him dancing? Find out this and more in 5 Questions 4! 

gratitude montage
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Life

Throughout the month of November, Lawrenceville’s Religious Life Council hosted a gratitude project on the first floor of Woods Memorial Hall.

American Flag
  • Student Life

Today, Lawrenceville honors all veterans, particularly the 143 alumni who made the ultimate sacrifice as members of the U.S. Armed Services during World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.

Lawrentians Honor Día de Muertos
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Lawrentians gathered on Monday evening to honor past loved ones in the School’s celebration of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead). The event was co-sponsored by student clubs Latinos Unidos and the Catholic Students Organization, along with the Religious Life Council and Bunn Library.

Boys’ WaPo Wins Garden State Tournament
  • Athletics

Congratulations to the boys’ varsity water polo team, winners of the 2021 Garden State Tournament! Competition was held Oct. 29-30 in at Lawrenceville. This is the eighth time Big Red has topped the tournament since its 2010 inception and fourth consecutive title.

Girls' varsity tennis wins mapl
  • Athletics

Lawrenceville’s girls’ varsity tennis team swept all five flights at Mercersburg on Saturday to win the 2020 MAPL title.

Boys’ Cross Country Wins MAPL
  • Athletics

Thanks to a true team effort, Lawrenceville’s boys’ cross country team won the 2021 MAPL championship on Wednesday at the Hill School in Pottstown, Pa.

Chair of History Department Marisa Hedges, School President Annie Katz '22, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Teresa Soltis
  • Academics
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

On October 20, Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Teresa Soltis spoke in the Bunn Library to students taking the School’s most popular history elective, “Race and Mass Incarceration.” The course examines the complex reasons why the United States is the world’s leading jailer – and why a disproportionate number of those locked up are people of color. Using a variety of resources and monitoring current events, students examine the complexities surrounding the issue, including the role of prosecutors.

Emma Flemming '22 & Maddie Samaan '22
  • Athletics

“Life altering” experiences don’t just happen on the playing fields – they also take place on the sidelines. Learn how in this fun interview that Big Red Sports Network Reporter Emma Fleming ’22 conducted with her Fellow Fifth Former Maddie Samaan.

5 Questions 4 Deyaan Guha ‘22
  • Student Life

Fifth Former Deyaan Guha has a fascinating list of historical figures he’d like to meet around a Harkness table – and an even more interesting idea for the superpower he’d like to have. Find out all this and more in 5 Questions 4.  

New York State Poet Willie Perdomo (top) spoke to Lawrentians Friday evening
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Life

From movie nights to a special guest speaker, Lawrenceville community members have been celebrating Hispanic culture across campus in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, September 15 - October 15, an annual celebration recognizing the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans.