The Lawrenceville School offers a postgraduate (PG) year to recently graduated high school students as a transitional year between high school and college. This year as a boarding member of the Lawrenceville community is an excellent opportunity for students to continue their social and academic development while refining their study and time management skills.
Lawrenceville provides a demanding, yet supportive program that offers a variety of academic opportunities extending well beyond those of a typical high school. As a Lawrenceville PG, students prepare for the independence and academic demands associated with a college or university. Also, there are opportunities to retake standardized tests, such as the SAT or ACT, if improving standardized test scores is a goal for the year.
For those interested in continuing their athletic careers in college, the PG year is an excellent opportunity to develop the skills necessary to balance the academic and athletic demands of being a college student-athlete, while growing mentally and physically as a competitor. Many of our PGs with athletic interests develop into student-athletes at Division I, Ivy, and NESCAC schools.
College admission officers recognize the benefits of a year at Lawrenceville. They acknowledge that it can ultimately make our PG students more independent learners and stronger candidates for admission, which in turn leads to more success on their respective campuses. During their time at Lawrenceville, each PG is assigned a college counselor who will aid in navigating the college admissions process.
If a PG year seems like an academic opportunity that you would like to explore, please fill out an inquiry
. Also, if you are a student-athlete, be sure to fill out our athletic inquiry, which will send your information directly to our coaches.