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  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A+
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    A+
  6. Sports
    B+
The Lawrenceville School is a top rated, private, boarding school located in Lawrenceville, NJ. It has 822 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 7 to 1. Tuition is $62,190 for the highest grade offered. After graduation, 100% of students from this school go on to attend a 4-year college.

Tuition

Yearly Tuition
$51,440
Tuition is for the highest grade offered and may have changed for the current school year. For more information, please contact the school.
Boarding (Tuition + Boarding)
$62,190
Received Financial Aid
Average Financial Aid

The Lawrenceville School Rankings

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Academics

Average Graduation Rate
Average SAT
1440
278 responses
Average ACT
32
144 responses

Culture & Safety

Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.9 responses
Poll
89%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.9 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 37 responses
  • House Olympics
    27%
  • Hill Weekend
    19%
  • Lessons and Carols
    16%
  • Convocation
    11%
  • Club Stan
    8%
  • Holi
    5%
  • House Dances
    5%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
822
82%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.11 responses
73%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.11 responses
100%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.11 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
7:1
National
17:1
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.16 responses
Poll
94%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.16 responses
Poll
81%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.16 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
A+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Boys Athletic Participation
95%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.20 responses
80%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.20 responses
90%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.20 responses
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It is so fun and amazing! All the people there are so nice and although the classes are pretty difficult, the school does everything they can to help you and make life easier. The house system allows you to form unbreakable bonds with teachers and students, and the teachers are always there to meet with you and answer any questions even if the school day is over. The schedule is perfect with the right amount of classes each day and Lawrenceville goes above and beyond with the curriculum of their classes. I could say so much more but don't have enough space!
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Entering Lawrenceville as a new sophomore was definitely not an easy or seamless transition. The rigorous lifestyle incorporating academic, athletic and social aspects was unquestionably a challenging and demanding one and took a while to adjust to. Despite these high expectations, it has not led to the development of a fiercely competitive attitude among students. In fact, one of the best parts about Lawrenceville is the meaningful connections you make with other students and faculty members, whether this is on the Harkness table during lessons, in a private conversation during consultation, or simply in your room when you're hanging out with your friends. Despite the hardships I had faced in the beginning, I whole-heartedly enjoyed my experience at Lawrenceville. I have created unique relationships with my peers and teachers that cannot be replicated elsewhere, some of which I believe can last a lifetime. These road bumps only made my time at the school more memorable and fruitful.
Lawrenceville is among the top boarding schools in the Princeton area. The school's academic, residential, athletic, and artistic facilities are strong. Students are bright and hard-working. Lawrenceville's House/Residential System is a plus. But, problems abound. Although the school is coed, it still feels like an all-boys school. Hazing exists, and can be particularly rough on non traditional students. The academic work load is intense. Many who were #1 in middle school drown at Lawrenceville. The school expects it's students to keep up, and it's academic advising system is suspect. Students who excel receive awards, and those who struggle earn cold shoulders. Those who can't keep up are often shown the door faster. So, who excels? Wealthy, waspy, athletic kids from Princeton do well at Lawrenceville. For those less athletic, or less connected, it's a mixed bag. Tread lightly and carefully. For at Lawrenceville, all that glitters is not gold.