__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1

With a

House to

call home...

And a

HARKNESS

Table that transforms you...

WHO WILL YOU BECOME?

THE

L AW R E N C E V I L L E SCHOOL


THROUGH HOUSE AND HARKNESS, ON TEAMS AND IN TROUPES, AT LAWRENCEVILLE YOU’LL BE SURROUNDED BY THE EMBRACE OF SUPPORTIVE PEERS AND THE MENTORSHIP OF CARING FACULTY.

700

acre campus

YOUR PASSIONS WILL INCREASE YOUR ENGAGEMENT AND DRIVE YOUR CHOICES. WITHIN OUR RICHLY ENERGIZING COMMUNITY, YOU WILL DEVELOP A UNIQUE SENSE OF BELONGING. THAT’S THE LAWRENCEVILLE DIFFERENCE.


OUR SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS FOSTERED BY THE CLOSE-KNIT HOUSE SYSTEM AND AROUND THE HARKNESS TABLE, WHERE LAWRENTIANS ENGAGE THEIR INTELLECT, ENCOURAGE EACH OTHER TO GRAPPLE WITH IDEAS, AND LEARN LIFELONG RESPECT AND HUMILITY.

WELCOME TO LAWRENCEVILLE

815

member student body


around the harkness table and beyond At Lawrenceville, Harkness doesn’t happen just around the table. Our students roll up their sleeves to dig in, ask questions, collaborate, and solve problems in our local community and around the world. The entrepreneurial spirit and rigorous intellectual inquiry cultivated in our Harkness classrooms translates into molecular biology research in partnership with a lab at Stanford University, robotics projects in our brand new makerspace, and innovative experiential learning programs. We listen to each other, discuss and reflect, then problem-solve as a team.


1

green screen and state-of-the-art multi-media facility

12

individual labs

2

audio/visual rooms

From science labs to language labs, from discussion boards to SmartBoards — at Lawrenceville you will learn how to think for yourself, be challenged by your classmates, and transform into a confident, critical thinker.

10

academic buildings


2

WHEN YOUR HOUSE BECOMES A

HOME

centuries of close-knit community

18

residential houses

For generations of Lawrentians, the first question they ask one another is, “What House were you in?” Whether it’s painting your face before House Olympics, doubling over with laughter during a Saturday night Feed, or knocking on your Head of House’s door and talking through a problem, at Lawrenceville, your House truly becomes a home. For more than two centuries, our community of 18 residential Houses has been a place where students form lifelong friendships, develop the values of cooperation, tolerance and leadership, and make memories that last a lifetime.


triple threat faculty Our teachers are committed to helping you discover and develop your intellectual passions, to think critically and creatively about the world around you, and to come up with solutions to the challenges and opportunities before you. You’ll find them everywhere — around our Harkness tables, as your Heads of House, coaching on our athletic fields, and mentoring students in all of their passions. Lawrenceville teachers cultivate life of the mind by example as well as instruction. More than 90 percent of our faculty hold advanced degrees, and many make direct contributions to their disciplines of teaching as published scholars, scientific researchers, and leading innovators in education.

8:1

student teacher ratio


Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement Diversity permeates every aspect of a student’s experience at Lawrenceville. In the classroom, in co-curricular activities, and through our residential life program, students are provided the opportunity to explore and appreciate the perspectives and identities of others as well as their own. Lawrenceville is committed to the belief that all students’ critical thinking skills are enhanced in an environment that is racially, ethnically, culturally, religiously, and socio-economically diverse. Within the context of a traditional American boarding school setting, we provide an academic curriculum that reflects a global perspective.

15

grand pianos

2

acting studios


ARTS AND CULTURE Inspiring, connecting, developing empathy and teamwork, the arts at Lawrenceville comprise a lively and comprehensive Performing Arts Department, with musical and dramatic theater, vocal and instrumental music opportunities, and dance. Our program in visual arts challenges students to develop visual awareness and acuity through classes encompassing historical analysis and creation. We believe the arts are an essential element in broadening a person’s approach to problem solving, to aesthetic enjoyment, to other people, and to life itself.

895

2

recital halls

seat proscenium theater


Experiential Learning We intentionally design learning experiences that will deepen your understanding of the world, reinforce self-confidence, spawn creativity, and teach initiative. Every experiential learning opportunity includes focused reflection, which allows our students to deepen their knowledge, develop skills, clarify values, and increase their capacity to contribute to our communities.

SUSTAINABILITY Drawing on the legacy of noted alumnus and ecologist Aldo Leopold (Class of 1905) and celebrated landscape architect and campus designer Frederick Law Olmsted, sustainable living is woven into the very fabric of Lawrenceville’s identity. From student-driven recycling and composting efforts to campus water quality research, Big Red goes green is a way of life.

GRUSS CENTER FOR ART AND DESIGN

If you can imagine it, you can create it at the Gruss Center for Art and Design (GCAD). Featuring a 16,000-square foot design center, Lawrenceville’s new makerspace includes a fabrication lab, digital design rooms, and a large flexible project room for ideation and rapid prototyping. Whether you enjoy robotics, have the heart of an artist, or simply want to try something new, GCAD gives you the freedom and support to grow as you will.


3,200 square feet of main-level makerspace

24

acre Big Red Farm

1

state-of-the-art ropes course

25,000 solar panels

3

greenhouses


big red athletics Big Red spirit radiates whether you play three varsity sports, represent your House intramural team, or deck yourself out in Red and Black to cheer for your classmates. Our premier interscholastic and intense intramural competition dates back centuries, and is bolstered by a comprehensive fitness program that builds character, instills team values, and fosters a lifelong commitment to positive physical and emotional habits. Our three term sports requirement gives students the chance to participate in a variety of options, developing citizenship and leadership, sportsmanship and fair play, and a passionate pursuit of excellence.

EXCELLENCE. SPIRIT. TEAMWORK.

Featuring more than 70 teams across 21 interscholastic sports, as well as intramurals and recreational options, Lawrenceville’s athletics program is a true extension of the House and Harkenss learning experience. We’re both courageous competitors and supportive teammates, and we strive for excellence and fairness on every playing field of life.


2

softball and 2 baseball diamonds

200

16

athletic fields

meter banked indoor track

12

10

international squash courts

tennis courts


ATHLETICS. DINING. RECREATION. With approximately 250,000 square feet of functional space, the new Tsai Dining and Athletic Center will preserve and repurpose the best of Lawrenceville’s existing field house, while adding new dining and athletic facilities that reflect the latest standards in sports and nutrition.


TSAI dining and athletic center Lawrenceville’s new, world-class athletic center and exceptional dining facility, the Tsai Dining and Athletic Center will serve to further promote and strengthen Big Red bonds on campus. Currently under construction, the facility will weave together recreation, wellness, athletics and dining into one interconnected, state-ofthe-art campus hub. The design will foster community among students, staff and faculty, promote links to the broader campus landscape, and provide opportunities for outdoor programming.


at the center of it all Hop on the train to catch a Broadway show with your classmates. Join the School bus trip to visit the historical and political sites of Washington D.C. Or head up the King’s Highway to nearby Princeton University to wander through the art museum or grab a bite to eat on Nassau Street.

 Five minutes from Princeton  40 miles north of Philadelphia  55 miles south of New York City

 Lawrenceville’s 700 acres, created by famed landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, gives a

THROUGH HOUSE AND HARKNESS, LAWRENCEVILLE

wonderful sense of self-containment without being

CHALLENGES A DIVERSE COMMUNITY OF PROMISING

remote. Steps away from the village of Lawrenceville, you can grab a slice from TJ’s Pizza, savor a sweet treat

YOUNG PEOPLE TO LEAD LIVES OF LEARNING,

from the Gingered Peach bakery, or meet friends at the

INTEGRITY, AND HIGH PURPOSE. OUR MISSION IS TO

Purple Cow ice cream shop.

INSPIRE THE BEST IN EACH TO SEEK THE BEST FOR ALL.

 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.

Office of Admission lawrenceville.org/admission I 800 -735 -2030 admission@lawrenceville.org

Profile for The Lawrenceville School

The Lawrenceville School 2020 Viewbook  

The Lawrenceville School 2020 Viewbook