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Lawrenceville School

School rating 4.6 / 5 by

2500 Main Street Lawrenceville NJ 08648 United States
Boarding
9th to PG
Day
9th to PG
Gender
Coed

Academic

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Lawrenceville School is amazingly well-rounded, it has a wonderful program in all areas, and it especially excels in its humanities. The student body is extremely competitive. Very little collaboration occurs but when it does people can work together pretty well. I think the school really prepares you well for critical thinking skills and just how to learn the material for learning's sake, really basing your focus on understanding concepts over rote memorization. Class size averages around 12, the faculty are amazingly accessible and really do care about their students and their job. The work load is extremely intense, which I also feel has helped for college tremendously. The school focuses on exams but it really does stress more on continuous knowledge throughout, so that is why there are lots of small tests/papers along the way, helping us to have several checks in our knowledge and learning to make sure we thoroughly understand the subjects.

College Counseling

I think Lawrenceville School has done a very good job in helping me to gain....

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

The admission process for Lawrenceville School is rather tough, but doable as long as the....

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

The quality life is very, very good -- with regards to dorm living and dining. The place is very safe, despite the occasional townie mischief that might happen. The dorms are very well-kept, and the facilities/maintenance people are very nice, do a very good job, and are very fun to talk with as well. The cafeteria is great because it gives you a chance to cook food for yourself using the ingredients that they give out to you. They also have traditional lines and variety lines that are good too. They don't give out soda which is good for the....

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