Summer Scholars

July 9, 2018 - July 27, 2018
Day or Boarding
30+ Interdisciplinary Courses, House Activities and Excursions
Enrolling Grades 6 - 9
The goal of Lawrenceville Summer Scholars is to provide an educational summer program that produces innovative leaders, breakthrough thinkers, and imaginative problem solvers.

Experiencing Lawrenceville’s House system and Harkness pedagogy, students learn in powerful new ways, engage in active inquiry, and develop a life­long commitment to personal, environmental, and community responsibility.

Please see the Summer Scholars website for course offerings, residential activities, and boarding and day student enrollment information.

For immediate attention, please contact the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars program at (609) 620-6683 or email

Contact Information

Lawrenceville Summer Scholars
(609) 620-6683

Harkness Workshop

Enrich your practice. Sharpen your skills. Experience the power of Harkness teaching.
Harkness Scholars
A Workshop for Practitioners

June 8-10, 2018
The Lawrenceville School
Campus Housing Provided
This weekend workshop is designed to equip you with the tools, experience, and approach necessary to successfully implement the Harkness pedagogy in your classroom.

Harkness Scholars operates within the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars program and the faculty include teaching Masters from The Lawrenceville School.

Please call 609-620-6683 or register online at
$875 per participant, meals and housing included.
Professional Development Credit Available

Friday (tentative)

Why Adopt Harkness? (7-9pm)
The research and experience supporting teacher-designed, student- driven learning.

Saturday (tentative)

Harkness in Action I: Participants Driving Their Own Learning
Harkness Teaching I: Feedback Facilitating Breakthroughs / Scoring Student Citizenship
Harkness in Action II:Students Assessing Their Own Participation
Evening Outing/s (7-10pm)

Sunday (tentative)

Harkness Teaching II: Designing Learning Around Collective Critical Inquiry
Harkness in Action III: Students Conferring to Construct Complex Understanding
Concluding Discussion (dismiss at noon)

Additional School Hosted Summer Programs

The Lawrenceville School hosts a multitude of outside programs from providing professional development for teachers and school administrators, to boarding and day camps for athletes, to enrichment programs. Many of which are not affiliated directly with The Lawrenceville School.

For families interested in applying to The Lawrenceville School Summer Scholars program, which is affiliated directly with The Lawrenceville School, please see above for more information.
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.