As expressed in its Mission Statement, The Lawrenceville School is committed to inspiring in its students, an appreciation for diversity and a global perspective.

Diversity at Lawrenceville

At Lawrenceville we strive to provide a multicultural environment where students from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to learn from, with and about one another. Lawrentians are part of a community where beliefs, be they cultural, ethnic, or religious, are both supported and challenged.

Diversity permeates every aspect of a student’s experience at Lawrenceville. In the classroom, in co-curricular activities and through the residential program, students are provided the opportunity to explore and understand the perspectives and identities of others as well as their own. Our goal is to have each Lawrenceville graduate walk across the stage equipped to answer the following questions:

Who am I?
Who are they?
Who are we?

Lawrenceville is committed to the belief that all students’ critical thinking skills are enhanced in an environment which is racially, ethnically, culturally and socio-economically diverse. Within the context of a traditional American boarding school setting, we are committed to providing an academic curriculum which reflects a global perspective.

Lawrenceville offers a wide range of support for students, parents and faculty around issues of diversity. The Office of Multicultural Affairs supports a dozen or more student affinity groups such as Latinos Unidos, The Alliance of Black Cultures (ABC), The Jewish Students Organization (JSO), The Asian Students Organization (ASO) and The Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA). Through the student diversity council, the parent multicultural committee, the board of trustees diversity committee, and the faculty’s sustained dialogue program, there are ongoing discussions at every level about ways to enhance and support diversity and multiculturalism at Lawrenceville.

Contact information

List of 4 members.

Diversity News

List of 3 news stories.

  • Community Day Prompts Reflection on Global Citizenship

    James Wellemeyer '18/from The Lawrence
    On Jan. 26, the Lawrenceville community gathered for the third annual Community Day, organized primarily by Coordinator of Intercultural Programs Tran Kim-Senior with help from the Diversity Council and other faculty members.
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  • Dan Brown '17: "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

    Fifth Former Dan Brown received a standing ovation at a recent School meeting for his powerful recitation of excerpts from Martin Luther King’s “I've Been to the Mountaintop” speech.
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  • National Hispanic Scholars Nominated

    Cindy Jin '17, from The Lawrence
    The College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program (NHRP) recognized eight Fifth Formers for their exceptional Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) scores and academic records. Caroline Allen ’16, Paola Del Toro ’16, Connor Duwan ’16, Sophie Garcia ’16, Remy Kassem ’16, Morgan Nicolao ’16, Richard Soler ’16, and Jake Zabaleta ’16 are among the 5,000 nominees selected by the NHRP out of the 250,000 Hispanic and Latino juniors who took the PSAT last October.
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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.