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Lawrenceville School

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2500 Main Street Lawrenceville NJ 08648 United States
9th to PG
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Lawrenceville's History department is perhaps its strongest department. I took many history courses and had several of professors. The English department transforms students as writers and critical analyzers. The student body as a whole is quite competitive. With so many students fighting for spots at Ivy League schools and other top institutions the students are eager to compete with each other for higher marks. SAT scores are also very publicly known. I felt incredibly prepared academically for the rigors of a liberal arts college curriculum. The workload and class size helped prepare a work ethic and attitude to approach academic challenges. Class size was usually around 12-15. Teachers had designated hours every day for students to come meet with them, or additional hours by appointment. The work load was heavy, but helpful in preparation for college. Peer tutoring program was very strong on campus and was helpful for students who struggled, being taught by those who were at the top of each class.

College Counseling

Lawrenceville's matriculation illustrates its college counseling department's success in getting students into top colleges and....

Sample insights on college counseling

  • They have contacts at most of the major universities and feel perfectly comfortable picking up the phone and advocating for a student to get accepted somewhere they feel is a good fit for that student. However, these counselors are certainly not magic bullets. They cannot guarantee that a student will get into an Ivy League university...
  • For those wishing to move on to Oxford or Cambridge, the provision is second-to-none. In the months running up to application and interview, every subject faculty offers classes (often run by former Oxbridge tutors) exploring further areas of their subject as well as offering advice on personal statements, interview technique and more...

Admissions - Getting Accepted

Lawrenceville admission is extremely competitive. Because it is such an international school, there are many....

Sample insights on admissions

  • For the interview, dress conservatively. Try to be very clean and put together. Also, I was a tour guide for two years and at the end of every tour, we were asked to evaluate the candidate so if you think the tour is not apart of the process, you are very wrong. Ask questions and be interested. Also, tip for the parents: the kids speak on the tour. Do not ask their questions for them...
  • Most younger siblings have an easy time in the admissions process. I can only think of one case of a younger sibling not being admitted. About half of the students who entered with me had come from public schools. The remainder came from private K-6 schools, or had transferred from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

WHile not all students love living away from home at such a young age, I loved the quality of life at Lawrenceville. The houses are gorgeous and spacious, nicer than almost any college dorm. Several dorms are national landmarks and are called "houses" and are treated as such. The food is very good and incorporates different meals from different cultures as a way of educating students. There is no concern of safety, and the school employs its own public safety, similar to college campuses. Socially, the school is very involved in students lives and offers opportunities for students to get....

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