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Lawrenceville is pleased to welcome the first class of Orion Military Scholars to the School,: Rachel Deoki ’25 and Ben McCor
  • Student Life

Lawrenceville is pleased to welcome the first class of Orion Military Scholars to the School,: Rachel Deoki ’25 and Ben McCormick ’24. Lawrenceville is among the founding partners of the Orion Military Scholarship Fund (OMSF), teaming with select boarding schools to provide merit-based scholarships to children of active-duty U.S. service members. Deoki and McCormick’s fathers serve in the Army and Navy, respectively. 

5 Questions 4 Annie Katz
  • Student Life

Who would Student Council (StuCo) President Annie Katz ’22 want to meet around the Harkness table? What holiday does she love to celebrate? And what does she hope her presidential legacy will be? All this and more in 5 Questions 4!

Rabbi Lauren Levy at 2021 Graduation
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Student Life

School Rabbi Lauren Levy recently shared her thoughts on the Jewish holyday of Yom Kippur, the culmination of a 10-day period of introspection, which begins with Rosh Hashanah.  

Big Red Field Hockey Defeats PDS 6-3

On September 11, the Big Red varsity field hockey team started its season with a home opener win over Princeton Day School by a score of 6-3.

Girls' varsity volleyball defeats PDS

On Wednesday, September 8, the girls’ varsity volleyball team played its first interscholastic volleyball game since fall of 2020. Masks on, the team passed, set, and spiked its way to a 2-0 victory against the George School. Big Red Sports Network Reporter Ashley Cohen ‘22 caught up with Assistant Coach Maddy Smith after the game to recap. 

2021 Convocation
  • Student Life

Lawrenceville’s Convocation, the official start of the School’s 212th year, was held yesterday on a crystal-clear fall evening. Student faces glowed in the late afternoon sun as it reflected off Woods Memorial Hall on to the crowd gathered in the Circle, just as it has since the building’s construction in 1885. And in this beautiful setting, Head of School Steve Murray dedicated his annual address to hope.

Lawrenceville Remembers 9/11/01
  • Alumni
  • Student Life

Today, Lawrentians gathered at the School Peace Pole to remember those who perished in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa.

2021 House Olympics: Kennedy House
  • Student Life

It was, according to Head of School Steve Murray, “the most spirited House Olympics ever in Lawrenceville history” and the winner was … Kennedy House! Close behind were Griswold in second and Stanley in third.

5 Questions 4 Sakthi Ponnuswamy
  • Academics

Sakthi Ponnuswamy joins Lawrenceville’s mathematics department this year as part of the University of Pennsylvania Boarding School Teaching Residency Fellows Program. Who is her favorite singer? If she could travel anywhere in the world, where would she go? All this and more in 5 Questions 4.

Jennifer Parnell joins the Lawrenceville School history department from Kodiak (Alaska) High School this year and is our firs
  • Academics

Jennifer Parnell joins the Lawrenceville School history department from Kodiak (Alaska) High School this year and is our first 5 Questions 4 (5Q4) interview of 2021-22! 5Q4 is our sometimes serious, sometimes funny, always enlightening talk with members of the School community.

Lawrenceville Welcomes New Penn Fellows
  • Academics

Three new University of Pennsylvania Independent School Teaching Residency Fellows will join Lawrenceville this fall. These aspiring and early teachers are earning their master’s degrees in education while completing an intensive, two-year teaching fellowship at Lawrenceville.

Leopold Scholars Take On Water Science
  • Academics
  • Experiential Learning

Leopold Scholars began a long-term study of water quality in the Shipetaukin Creek that flows through the Lawrenceville campus and connects with the Delaware River Watershed. As part of a partnership with the Watershed Institute and the Stroud Water Research Center, students documented conditions of the creek and monitored water quality in advance of stream restoration efforts planned for the Tsai Field House project.

Congratulations to Athletic Trainer Mike Goldenberg, winner of the 2021 Cvent Superstar: Advocate of the Year Award. This “Pe
  • Athletics

Congratulations to Athletic Trainer Mike Goldenberg, winner of the 2021 Cvent Superstar: Advocate of the Year Award. This “People's Choice” Award recognizes a Cvent user who is passionate about event technology and is recognized as thought leaders and industry experts by their peers.

Big Red Baseball Honored for Academic Excellence
  • Athletics

Congratulations to Lawrenceville’s varsity baseball team on earning the 2021 American Baseball Coaches Association’s (ABCA) High School Team Academic Excellence Award. The award honors teams that post a cumulative grade point average over 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for the current academic year.

A New View of Lewis & Clark
  • Academics
  • Art and Design

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
  • Alumni
  • Community Service

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. 

Christabelle Sutter '23 and Lead Carpenter Ryan Yura doing honey extraction at the Big Red Farm.
  • Experiential Learning

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.

Hutchins Center for Race and Social Justice
  • Academics
  • Art and Design
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Experiential Learning

As Lawrenceville endeavors to strengthen its culture of belonging and to prepare its students as critical thinkers and doers, the School is honored to announce the forthcoming Hutchins Center for Race and Social Justice.

Coco Sandoval '22 and Bobby Cloninger '22
  • Student Life

Lawrenceville Tour Guides are often the first student a prospective Lawrentian meets and can answer (or can swiftly find the answer to) any question a newcomer might have.