On Sunday, September 8, Lawrenceville officially began its 210th year with a Convocation ceremony in the Circle. Head Master Steve Murray addressed Lawrentians, encouraging them to embrace opportunities to “test [their] mettle.”
“As we come together as a community to launch the school year, my message to you students is not to wait for serendipity, but to seek out challenges, challenges that will stretch you and help you find the beginnings of real confidence – not brash, cocksure bravado – but the kind of settled self-reliance that only comes with experience,” Murray said. “And the opportunities to acquire experience will come in many forms if you are open to them.”
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.