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Lawrenceville School

School rating 4.8 /5 by

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

Academic

Lawrenceville School review by . The school has a very strong core curriculum. Students are required to take a language course, a math course, a science, course, a history course, and an english course-- and most of the time, your schedule will be built around accommodating those requirements. In addition, there are little requirements here and there, like two religion courses and two interdisciplinary courses. What little room there is for electives comes when you've completed the seventh level of your language course (you advance one level each semester, so for most students, this will happen during his or her sophomore year). And once you're done. ...

College Counseling

Lawrenceville School is a Princeton University feeder based on Top 30 Princeton University Feeder Schools

You start to discuss your college options towards the end of your junior year. Some....

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

Oh gosh, I don't really remember this. I took the SSAT and scored in 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. Don't 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 transfered from other New York private schools The Elizabeth Morrow School and St. Bernard's were two of the larger feeder schools...

School Life

The campus is incredibly beautiful. That's the first thing you're going to notice. Then, there's dorm life. The house system is the school's major selling point. The house system is....

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