About Our Location

Five minutes from Princeton, 40 miles north of Philadelphia, and only 55 miles from New York City, Lawrenceville's 700 acres, created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, gives a wonderful sense of self-containment without being remote.

As soon as you leave the campus, you step into the village of Lawrenceville. Some of the houses that line Main Street were there when George Washington and Thomas Jefferson passed by. The Village of Lawrenceville has enjoyed a renaissance sponsored in part by the leadership and volunteerism of the faculty who founded Lawrenceville Main Street as a nonprofit, civic improvement organization. The Village has seen design improvements, lower speed limits and formal crosswalks, the dedication of Weeden Park, and has welcomed over thirty new businesses. Students frequent places along Main Street such as TJ's Pizza, Fedora's Café, and the Purple Cow ice cream shop.

Aside from its own extraordinary facilities and local resources, Lawrenceville is ideally situated to partake of a variety of cultural attractions. Just up the road is Princeton University, where our students can, for example, gain access to Firestone Library, one of the great research libraries in the world. McCarter Theatre, Jadwin Athletic Center, and Princeton Stadium are just a few of the venues in Princeton frequented by Lawrenceville students.

The exciting urban centers of Philadelphia and New York offer a variety of cultural fare. Lawrenceville's "Reach Out to the Arts Program" gives students weekly opportunities to visit world-class museums, attend the theatre, or view art exhibitions with all tickets partially subsidized by the School. In addition, our Student Activities Program routinely organizes trips to see the many professional athletic teams in these cities such as the Flyers, Giants, Yankees, and more. Washington, D.C. is accessible by train in just two hours, putting all that the nation's capital has to offer within reach.

Probably no other national boarding school enjoys such proximity to so much in the way of cultural opportunities, and the School works hard to help our students take advantage of them.

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Where to Find Us:

Shipping Address

The Lawrenceville School
2500 Main Street
Route 206 N.
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648

Mailing Address

The Lawrenceville School
Box 6008
Lawrenceville, NJ 08648
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.