Virtus Semper Viridis
"Virtue Always Green"
|Headmaster||Elizabeth A. Duffy|
|Faculty||101 (on FTE basis)|
|Enrollment||816  (2014-15)|
|Student to teacher ratio||8.4:1|
|Campus||700 acres (2.8 km2)|
|Athletics||21 Interscholastic Sports|
|Rival||The Hill School|
|Average SAT scores||670 critical reading
Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding school for students in ninth through twelfth grades, located on 700 acres (2.8 km2) in the historic Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, New Jersey, United States, 5 miles (8.0 km) north of Trenton.
Lawrenceville is a member of the Eight Schools Association, begun informally in 1973–74 and formalized in 2006. Lawrenceville is also a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, founded in 1966. There is a seven-school overlap of membership between the two groups. Lawrenceville is additionally a member of the G20 Schools group. The school has been accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Secondary Schools since 1928.
As of the 2014-15 school year, the school had an enrollment of 816 students and 101 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 8.4:1. Students came from 34 states and 40 countries. As of June 2014, its endowment stood at $374 million.
Lawrenceville received 2,368 formal applications for entrance in fall 2014, of which 237 were enrolled.
In 2013 Business Insider ranked the school's tuition as the most expensive private high school tuition in the United States. This tuition is above the tuition of several universities in the United States.
One of the oldest prep schools in the U.S., Lawrenceville was founded in 1810 as the Maidenhead Academy by Presbyterian clergyman Isaac Van Arsdale Brown. As early as 1828, the school attracted students from Cuba and England, as well as from the Cherokee Nations. It went by several subsequent names, including the Lawrenceville Classical and Commercial High School, the Lawrenceville Academy, and the Lawrenceville Classical Academy, before the school's current name, "The Lawrenceville School," was set during its refounding in 1883. An 18-acre (7.3 ha) area of the campus built then, including numerous buildings, has been designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark District, known as Lawrenceville School National Historic Landmark. A newer portion of the campus, not intruding into that district, was built in the 1920s.
In 1951, a group of educators from three of the premier prep schools in the United States (Lawrenceville, Phillips Academy, and Phillips Exeter Academy) and three of the country's most prestigious colleges (Harvard University, Princeton University, and Yale University) convened to examine the best use of the final two years of high school and the first two years of college. This committee published a final report, General Education in School and College, through Harvard University Press in 1952, which subsequently led to the establishment of the Advanced Placement program.
Lawrenceville was featured in a number of novels by Owen Johnson, class of 1895, notably The Prodigious Hickey, The Tennessee Shad, and The Varmint (1910). The Varmint, which recounts the school years of the fictional character Dink Stover, was made into the 1950 motion picture The Happy Years which starred Leo G. Carroll and Dean Stockwell and was filmed on the Lawrenceville campus. A 1986 PBS miniseries was based on his Lawrenceville tales.
In 1959, Fidel Castro spoke at the school in the Edith Memorial Chapel. Other speakers have included boxer Muhammad Ali, former president of Honduras and alumnus Ricardo Maduro, first female President of Ireland Mary Robinson, playwright Edward Albee, legal scholar Derrick Bell, poet Billy Collins, playwright Christopher Durang, historians Niall Ferguson and David Hackett Fischer, the Rev. Peter J. Gomes, poet Seamus Heaney, political analyst Arianna Huffington, novelist Chang-rae Lee, photographer Andres Serrano, poet Mark Strand, writer Andrew Sullivan, politician Lowell Weicker, ambassador Pierre-Richard Prosper, philosopher Cornel West, physicist Brian Greene, actor Chevy Chase, TV show host Jon Stewart, singer Jimmy Buffett, Nobel Peace Prize-winner Muhammad Yunus and Medal of Honor recipient Jack H. Jacobs.
Among Lawrenceville's prominent teachers over the years have been Thornton Wilder, a three-time Pulitzer Prize–winning author, who taught French at the School in the 1920s; R. Inslee Clark, Jr., who revolutionized Ivy League admissions at Yale in the 1960s; and Thomas H. Johnson, a widely published authority on Emily Dickinson and the modern discoverer of the now celebrated Colonial poet Edward Taylor, whose previously unpublished works he salvaged from oblivion in 1937. Faculty members have gone on to head institutions such as the Horace Mann School, Phillips Exeter Academy, the Groton School, Pacific Ridge School, Milton Academy, Westminster School, the Peddie School, Riverdale Country School, Governor Dummer Academy, and the American College of Sofia (Bulgaria).
Lawrenceville was all-male for much of its nearly 200-year history, until the board of trustees voted to make the school coeducational in 1985. The first girls were admitted in 1987, and 178 of the 725 students were female during the 1987-88 school year. In 1999, the student body elected a female president, Alexandra Petrone; in 2003, Elizabeth Duffy was appointed the School's first female head master; and in 2005, Sasha-Mae Eccleston, Lawrenceville Class of 2002 and Brown University Class of 2006, became Lawrenceville's first alumna to win a Rhodes Scholarship.
Memorial Hall at Lawrenceville School
Location in Mercer County, New Jersey
|Location||Main Street, Lawrenceville, New Jersey|
|Area||17.7 acres (7.2 ha)|
|Architect||Peabody & Stearns; Frederick Law Olmsted|
|Architectural style||Queen Anne, Romanesque|
|NRHP Reference #||86000158|
|Added to NRHP||February 24, 1986|
|Designated NHLD||February 24, 1986|
The Lawrenceville School National Historic Landmark is a 17.74-acre (7.18 ha) historic district on the campus of the Lawrenceville School. This portion, the old campus area built in 1894-1895, was designed in a collaboration between the landscape designer Frederick Law Olmsted and the architects Peabody & Stearns. A new campus area, built in the 1920s, does not intrude and is not included in the district.
Geography and setting
The Lawrenceville School sits across U.S. Route 206 or Main Street, from the center of Lawrenceville. The village has historically been active as a commercial center for students. The Jigger Shop was for decades one of the most popular student hang-outs, with a soda fountain and the school bookstore. The school assumed ownership of the store in the 1970s and after a 1990 fire, the Jigger shop moved from Main Street to an on-campus location. The village's pizza parlor TJ's remains a popular on-campus spot for students. The cafe Fedora's and the Maidenhead bagel shop also serve as popular hang out locations for students.
The school includes a golf course, and owns much of the land to its east, which is covenanted as Green Space under New Jersey state law.
Among Lawrenceville's most distinctive features is its house system common to British boarding schools. Students reside in three distinct groups of houses (or dorms), where they live with faculty members in a family-like setting: the Lower School, the Circle and Crescent Houses, and the Upper School. The Second Form, ninth grade, resides in two buildings, one for boys (Raymond) [which is split into Davidson and Thomas houses] and one for girls (Dawes) [which is split into Perry Ross and Cromwell houses.] The Third and Fourth Forms, tenth and eleventh-grade, live in either the Circle (for boys) or the Crescent (for girls) Houses. The "Circle Houses" are named for their location on a landscaped circle designed by the 19th-century landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, who is most famous for designing New York City's Central Park. The Circle is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a National Historic Landmark. The "Crescent Houses" are named after the crescent-shaped lane on which they are situated. Circle/Crescent houses, which field intramural sports teams, have their own traditions, and participate in friendly competition for inter-house awards.
The Circle houses are Kennedy House, Hamill House, Dickinson House, Woodhull House, Griswold House and Cleve House. The Crescent houses are McClellan, Stanley, Stephens, Kirby, and Carter. The Fifth Form (twelfth grade) lives in separate dormitories off the Circle. These houses are : Upper (divided into Upper West and Upper East) and Kinnan (for boys) and McPherson and Reynolds (for the girls). Haskell, originally a fifth form boys house has been repurposed as of the 2012-2013 school year to house 7 rising senior girls. Fifth Formers also have the opportunity to apply to be a prefect in their Circle, Crescent, or Lower House, serving a role similar to resident assistants in colleges in helping to plan events, mentor incoming students, and serve as an advisor in certain times as well.
Unique to Lawrenceville is also the Honor System in place at the school. Each House selects its own Honor Representative, who, in addition to the Vice President of Honor and Discipline and the Dean of Students, form the Honor Council of the School. If a student is found to have lied, cheated, stolen, or to have broken two of the School's Major rules, he will be subject to a Discipline Committee hearing, which will recommend a course of action to the Headmaster.
The Harkness table is a hallmark of the School. In the Harkness method, teachers and students engage in Socratic, give-and-take discussions around large, wooden oval tables, which take the place of individual desks. Classes meet four times per week in one 50-minute and three 55-minute blocks. Most classes also meet for an additional period of time following one of the 55-minute slots: either an "X" period (an additional 45 minutes) which is used by lab courses (such as science or art) or a "Y" period (an additional 25 minutes).
Additionally, the school incorporates "consultation" periods into its schedule. During these periods, students have the option to consult with their teachers regarding their individual course questions. During an academic week, there are four "consultation" periods (on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings) of 40 minutes.
Upon graduation, seniors have the opportunity to be inducted into the Cum Laude Society based on academic achievement in the Fourth and Fifth Form years, with roughly 20% of seniors being awarded the honor.
Each year awards are given to members of each form for their unique contributions to Lawrenceville, including but not limited to the Beverly Anderson Prize for Excellence and Scholarship (II Form), the Reuben T. Carlson Scholarship (III Form), the Semans Family Merit Scholarship (IV Form), and the Trustees Cup, Brainard Prize, and the School Valedictorian (V Form).
Lawrenceville's rival in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League is The Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania. On the first or second weekend of November during "Hill Weekend," the two schools celebrate the nation's third oldest high school football rivalry and fifth oldest school rivalry in the nation, dating back to 1887. Also famous is the annual golf competition for the Crooked Stick, similar in format to the Ryder Cup.
Lawrenceville competes with other schools in baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, fencing, field hockey, football, golf, hockey, indoor and outdoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, squash, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo, and wrestling. In addition, the School offers a variety of intramural sports, including ultimate for the girls' Crescent Houses and 8-man tackle football for boys' Circle Houses. The athletic directors of Lawrenceville and the other members of the Eight Schools Association compose the Eight Schools Athletic Council, which organizes sports events and tournaments among ESA schools.
Lawrenceville's House Football League is the oldest active football league in America. Teams compete against each other to battle for the pride of their house. Traditions abound, including the yearly rivalry game between the Hamill and Kennedy houses referred to as "The Crutch Game", first played in 1947. The game is fought for the possession of a historical crutch made of wood. The games also include Woodhull against Griswold for a broken muffler ("The Muffler",) and Dickinson versus Cleve for the "Pride of the Circle". In September 2013, Headmaster Elizabeth Duffy announced that House tackle football will be replaced with flag football, citing injuries and a lack of participation for the change.
A bit of Lawrenceville football lore is recounted in the book Football Days, Memories of the Game and of the Men Behind the Ball by William H. Edwards, a graduate of Lawrenceville. The book describes the author's time as a member of the Lawrenceville football team, and paints a vivid picture of "the vital power of the collegial spirit."
In the Spring of 2010, the Lawrenceville Boy's Varsity Crew won the MAPL league by beating out Peddie, Hun, and Blair, placed first at the USRowing Mid-atlantic youth championship, then went on to place 13th at the USRowing Youth Nationals held at Lake Harsha, Ohio by winning the C Level Final; multiple members of this crew either went on to race for the United States Jr. National Team or the United States Jr. National development team. In the Fall of 2010, the Lawrenceville Boy's Varsity Crew won the Head of the Christina Regatta in Delaware  then later in the season placed 14th in a field of 75 at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston, Massachusetts.
In the spring of 2008, the Lawrenceville Boy's and Girl's Varsity Track & Field team completed its season undefeated, placing first in the NJISSAA and MAPL leagues. In winter 2011, the 4x200 team was the fastest in the nation, earning each one of them the status of All-American. By January 2014, the Lawrenceville Boy's Varsity Track team won 103 dual meets in a row (consisting of both indoor and outdoor meets)and won Mercer County Championships, competing for the first time in 10 years.The boys team has not lost a dual meet, a Prep State A championship, or a MAPL league championship since 2006. In winter 2014, the 4x55 Shuttle Hurdle Relay team ranked #2 in New Jersey and #3 in the Nation.
On November 6, 2005, the Lawrenceville Varsity Field Hockey team defeated Stuart Country Day School 2-1 to capture their third straight Prep A State Championship. On November 5, 2006, the Field Hockey team defeated Stuart Country Day School 1-0 to capture their fourth straight Prep A State Championship. In 2007 they tied rival Stuart Country Day School for a shared victory in their 5th straight Prep A State Championship with a 2-2 tie on a late Lawrenceville goal.
On May 18, 2006, the Lawrenceville Varsity Baseball Team won the New Jersey State Prep A Championship over Peddie School in a double header (14-0 and 6-1), marking their second state championship in three years. Lawrenceville defeated Peddie again in the 2010 finals to win its second consecutive Prep A title.
In 2006, Lawrenceville graduate Joakim Noah competed as a member of the University of Florida Gators' back-to-back NCAA-championship winning basketball team in 2006 and 2007. Noah was voted the most outstanding player of the Final Four in 2006. Noah now plays for the NBA's Chicago Bulls, where he won the defensive player of the year award for the 2013-14 NBA season.
On Lawrenceville's 700-acre (2.8 km2) campus are thirty-four major buildings, including the Bunn Library (with space for 100,000 volumes). Peabody and Stearns designed the original campus of the school, which included Memorial Hall (renamed Woods Memorial Hall in January 2010), a gymnasium, the headmaster’s house and five cottage-style residences, and provided future plans for the chapel.
The Bunn Library offers more than 60,000 books, computer research facilities, an electronic classroom, study areas and an archives. Other campus highlights include a 56,000-square-foot (0.52 ha) science building (opened in spring 1998), a visual arts center (opened in fall 1998), a history center (reopened in fall 1999), and a music center (opened in fall 2000).
In the main arena of the Edward J. Lavino Field House is a permanent banked 200-meter track and three tennis/basketball/volleyball courts. Two additional hardwood basketball courts, a six-lane swimming pool, an indoor ice-hockey rink, a wrestling room, two fitness centers with full-time strength and conditioning coaches, and a training-wellness facility are housed in the wings of the building as well as a new squash court facility, hosting ten new internationally zoned courts, which opened in 2003.
The four Crescent House Dorms, Stanley, McClellan, Stephens, and Kirby, designed by Short and Ford Architects, of Princeton, NJ, were opened in 1986, with a 5th house, Carter, opening in 2010. The Circle, declared a national historic landmark by the U.S. government, was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Lawrenceville has eighteen athletics fields, a nine-hole golf course, twelve outdoor tennis courts, a 1⁄4-mile (400 m) all-weather track, a boathouse, and a ropes and mountaineering course. During the summer, Lawrenceville is a popular site for sports-specific camps for youths, as well as several academic programs for students and teachers, including the prestigious New Jersey Scholars Program.
In the spring of 2012 the School began to draw its energy needs from its Solar Farm, which consists of a nearly 30-acre, net metered, 6.1 megawatt solar facility, and honey-producing bee hives, which ring the perimerter of the array.
Lawrenceville athletics compete in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League.
Lawrenceville is a member of a group of leading American secondary schools, the Eight Schools Association, begun informally in 1973–74 and formalized at a 2006 meeting at Lawrenceville. At that meeting, Choate headmaster Edward Shanahan was appointed first president, Lawrenceville's Elizabeth Duffy was named first vice president, and former Lawrenceville chief financial officer William Bardel was hired as executive assistant. Shanahan was succeeded in 2009 by Duffy, and Bardel was succeeded by former Hotchkiss head Robert Mattoon. The member schools are Lawrenceville, Choate Rosemary Hall, Deerfield Academy, Hotchkiss School, Northfield Mount Hermon, Phillips Academy (known as Andover), Phillips Exeter Academy (known as Exeter), and St. Paul's School.
Lawrenceville is also a member of the Ten Schools Admissions Organization, established in 1966 and comprising Lawrenceville, Choate, Deerfield, Hotchkiss, Andover, Exeter, St. Paul's, Taft School, Loomis Chaffee, and The Hill School.
The following are some notable alumni of the Lawrenceville School.
- George Akerlof (born 1940,; class of 1958), Nobel Laureate for Economics.
- Knowlton Ames (class of 1886), All-American football player at Princeton and head football coach at Purdue University
- A. Piatt Andrew (class of 1889), Assistant Secretary of the Treasury (1910–1912) and U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
- Walter Gresham Andrews (1889-1949; class of 1908), United States House of Representatives from New York (1889–1943).
- Garth Ancier (born 1957), President of the WB Network.
- David Baird, Jr. (1881-1955; class of 1899), U.S. Senator from New Jersey.
- Bandar bin Sultan (born 1945), Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States from 1983 to 2005.
- Dewey F. Bartlett (1919-1979; class of 1938), former Governor of Oklahoma and member of the United States Senate.
- Dierks Bentley (born 1975; class of 1993), country music singer.
- Bill Berkson, (class of 1957) poet
- Barton Biggs (1932-2012; class of 1951) former Morgan Stanley Chief Global Strategist and current money manager running Traxis Partners.
- Thomas Pickens Brady (1903-1973; class of 1923), jurist, segregationist, Associate Justice of the Mississippi Supreme Court.
- George Houston Brown (1810-1865) represented New Jersey's 4th congressional district in, the United States House of Representatives from 1853 to 1855.
- Frederick Buechner (born 1926; class of 1943) Novelist.
- Dennis Bushyhead (1826-1898; class of 1843), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
- Fox Butterfield (born 1939; class of 1957), Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist for The New York Times.
- Jay Carney (born 1965; class of 1983), 29th White House Press Secretary, former TIME Washington Bureau Chief and former White House correspondent.
- Charles Chaplin, Jr. (1925-1968), actor who was the son of Charlie Chaplin.
- Sydney Chaplin (1926-2009), actor who was the son of Charlie Chaplin.
- John Cobb Cooper (1887-1967), jurist and airline executive.
- Merian C. Cooper (1893-1973; class of 1911), film director best known for his 1933 film King Kong
- Alan D'Andrea (class of 1974), cancer researcher and the Alvan T. and Viola D. Fuller American Cancer Society Professor of Radiation Oncology at Harvard Medical School.
- Richard Dean (1956-2006), fashion and advertising photographer, model, and former player in Canadian Football League.
- William Adams Delano (1874-1960), architect.
- Christopher DeMuth (born 1946; class of 1964), President of the American Enterprise Institute.
- Michael Eisner (born 1942; class of 1960), former CEO of The Walt Disney Company.
- Maurice Ferré (born 1935; class of 1953), former Mayor of the city of Miami (1973–1985).
- Major Sir Hamish Forbes (1916–2007; class of 1934), British Army officer who served in the Welsh Guards during World War II and POW decorated for numerous escape attempts.
- Malcolm Forbes (1919-1990; class of 1937), publisher of Forbes magazine.
- Clint Frank (1915-1992; class of 1934), Winner of the 1937 Heisman Trophy and Maxwell Award. Team Captain and All-American football player at Yale University.
- Charles Fried (born 1935; class of 1952), Harvard Law School professor and former United States Solicitor General.
- George Gallup, Jr. (1930–2011; class of 1948), pollster and author.
- Roy Geronemus (born 1958; class of 1971), physician and Chairman of the Board of the New York Stem Cell Foundation
- Robert F. Goheen (1919-2008; class of 1936), 16th President of Princeton University and former United States Ambassador to India.
- Billy Granville (class of 1992), former Cincinnati Bengals player
- Samuel D. Gross (1805-1884; attended from 1822 to 1825), academic trauma surgeon.
- Peter Johnson Gulick (1796-1877; class of 1822), pioneer Protestant missionary to Hawaii (1828–74) with the American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions, patriarch of the missionary-rich (1820s to 1960s) Gulick clan, co-founder of Princeton University's Philadelphian Society of Nassau Hall (1825–1930, spiritual parent to today's Princeton Evangelical Fellowship)
- William Stryker Gummere (class of 1867), captain of the Princeton football team and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New Jersey
- John Gutfreund (born 1929; class of 1947), former CEO of Salomon Brothers.
- Richard Halliburton (1900-1939; class of 1917), author, adventurer.
- Randolph Apperson Hearst (1915-2000; class of 1934), former chairman of the Hearst Corporation and son of William Randolph Hearst.
- Lydia Hearst-Shaw (born 1984; class of 2002), model, daughter of Patricia Hearst.
- Lars Hernquist (class of 1973), theoretical astrophysicist and Mallinckrodt Professor of Astrophysics at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
- Armond Hill (class of 1972), former NBA player, current assistant coach for the Boston Celtics.
- Walter E. Hussman, Jr. (class of 1964), newspaper publisher and chief executive officer of WEHCO Media, Inc.
- Glenn Hutchins (class of 1973), co-founder, Silver Lake Partners
- Owen Johnson (1878-1952; class of 1895), author of the Lawrenceville Stories.
- Rupert Johnson, Jr. (class of 1958), vice chairman of Franklin Resources
- Butler Lampson (born 1943; class of 1960), computer scientist and 1992 ACM Turing Award winner
- William M. Lanning (class of 1866), U.S. Representative from New Jersey (1903-1904)
- Preston Lea (attended from 1859 to 1860), Governor of Delaware (1905-1909)
- Aldo Leopold (1887-1948; class of 1905), father of Ecology, author of A Sand County Almanac.
- Huey Lewis (born 1950 as Hugh Cregg; class of 1967), musician.
- Hall Lyons (1923-1998; class of c. 1940), Louisiana oilman and politician
- Alexander S. Lilley (class of 1888), first football coach of Ohio State Buckeyes
- John Van Antwerp MacMurray (born 1881; class of 1898), diplomat.
- Joseph Moncure March (1899-1977), poet.
- Ricardo Maduro (born 1946; class of 1963), former President of Honduras.
- Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), painter.
- William H. Masters (1915-2001; class of 1934), human sexuality researcher and co-founder of the Masters & Johnson Institute.
- Donald C. McGraw (1897–1974; class of 1917), former President of McGraw-Hill Companies
- Harold McGraw, Jr. (1918-2010; class of 1936), former CEO of The McGraw Hill Companies, Inc.
- James M. McIntosh (1828-1862; attended from 1837 to 1840), brigadier general in the Confederate States Army.
- John Baillie McIntosh (1829-1888; attended from 1837 to 1840), brigadier general in the Union Army.
- James Merrill (1926-1995; class of 1943), poet.
- Dennis Michie (1870-1898; class of 1888), first football head coach at Army, namesake of Michie Stadium.
- Clement Woodnutt Miller (1916-1962), U.S. Representative from California.
- Paul Moravec (born 1957), 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Music-winning composer.
- Geoff Morrell (class of 1987), former Press Secretary of the Department of Defense
- Tinsley Mortimer (born 1976), socialite.
- Patrick Erin Murphy (born 1983; class of 2002), Congressman (D-FL), representing Florida's 18th Congressional District.
- Joakim Noah (born 1985; class of 2004), basketball player for Chicago Bulls.
- Jarvis Offutt (1894-1918; class of 1913), World War I aviator, namesake of Offutt Air Force Base.
- Charles Smith Olden (1799-1876; attended from 1810 to 1814), 19th Governor of New Jersey, from 1860–1863.
- Joel Parker (1816-1888; attended from 1834 to 1837), 20th Governor of New Jersey, from 1863–1866 and 1871–1874.
- Horace Porter (1837-1921; class of 1854), Union Army Brigadier General who was awarded the Medal of Honor.
- Rodman M. Price (1816–1894; attended from 1834 to 1837), represented New Jersey's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives from 1851 to 1853, and served as the 17th Governor of New Jersey, from 1854–1857.
- Jim Rash (born 1970; class of 1990), winner of the 2012 Oscar for best adapted screenplay (The Descendants); currently playing Craig "Dean" Pelton on NBC's Community.
- Andrew Horatio Reeder (attended from 1822 to 1825), first Governor of the Kansas Territory (1854-55)
- Laurence A. Rickels (born 1954), theorist and philosopher, known for his work on vampires, the devil, technology and science fiction.
- William P. Ross (1820-1891; attended from 1837 to 1840), Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.
- Bob Ryan (born 1946; class of 1964), sportswriter for The Boston Globe and ESPN analyst/contributor.
- Bobby Sanguinetti (class of 2006), Vancouver Canucks player
- Julian Larcombe Schley (class of 1898), Governor of the Panama Canal Zone (1932-1936)
- Paul Schmidtberger '82, author of Design Flaws of the Human Condition 
- Gene Scott (1937-2006; class of 1956), tennis player and founder of Tennis Week magazine
- Hugh L. Scott (1853-1934; class of 1869), Chief of Staff of the United States Army and Superintendent of the United States Military Academy (West Point).
- Charles Scribner I (attended from 1834 to 1837), publisher and founder of Charles Scribner's Sons
- Cotter Smith (born 1949; class of 1968), actor.
- Sheridan Snyder (class of 1954), Biotechnology entrepreneur and philanthropist.
- Fred Mustard Stewart (1932–2007; class of 1950) novelist
- William H. Stovall (1895–1970; class of 1913), World War I flying ace and World War II veteran, businessman.
- Brandon Tartikoff (1949-1997; class of 1966), former NBC programming chief.
- Buddy Temple (born 1942), lumber magnate and former politician from Lufkin, Texas
- Taki Theodoracopulos (born 1937), international journalist.
- Turki bin Faisal Al Saud (born 1945; class of 1963), Saudi Arabia's ambassador to United States.
- Frederic C. Walcott (class of 1886), U.S. Senator from Connecticut (1929-1935)
- Rawleigh Warner, Jr., former president and CEO of Mobil
- Lowell P. Weicker, Jr. (born 1931; class of 1949), former Governor of Connecticut and United States Senator.
- Meredith Whitney (born 1969; class of 1988), former research analyst at Oppenheimer.
- J. Harvie Wilkinson III (born 1944), United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
- Brian Willison (born 1977; class of 1995), businessman.
- Alfred Alexander Woodhull (class of 1852), Brigadier General and Army surgeon
- J. Butler Wright (1877-1939; class of 1895), diplomat who served as U.S. representative in Hungary, Uruguay, Czechoslovakia and Cuba.
- Welly Yang (class of 1990), actor.
- Monica Yunus (class of 1995), operatic soprano in the Metropolitan Opera
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- Alden, Bill. "Johnson’s Speed Makes a Big Difference as Stuart Field Hockey Shares Prep Crown", Town Topics (newspaper), November 7, 2007. Accessed July 28, 2011. "Late in the second half, Johnson raced down the sideline past the Stuart bench and split the Big Red defense, helping the Tartans to score and take a 2-1 lead with 7:30 remaining in regulation.Lawrenceville, though, knotted the game at 2-2 with a disputed goal that came with 2:32 remaining in the second half. The heated contest went into overtime and Johnson was stymied as she was carded in the first overtime. After a tearful scene on the bench, Johnson eventually returned to the game and made several runs into the heart of the Lawrenceville defense. But the efforts of Johnson and her teammates weren’t enough to break the deadlock and the game ended in a 2-2 tie with the teams being named co-champions."
- Staff. "Navy Squash to Open 2006-07 Campaign on West Coast", CSTV, November 2, 2006. Accessed September 4, 2011. "Mattsson, who battled George in the title game of the Barb Trophy, is a product of The Lawrenceville School who also turned out Navy junior squash standout Jeff Sawin (Haverford, Pa.). Mattsson was a member of the 2004, '05, and '06 squash teams that were crowned National Champions and served as team captain his senior season."
- Birch, Red. "HS BASEBALL: Lawrenceville beats Peddie to win second straight Prep A state championship", The Trentonian, May 16, 2010. Accessed September 4, 2011.
- Ryan, Bob. "Noah was prepped to win", The Boston Globe, March 31, 2006. Accessed December 24, 2008. "Because the University of Florida's Joakim Noah exists, Armond Hill's heretofore unquestioned status as the Best Player in the History of The Lawrenceville School is in jeopardy."
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- "The Lawrenceville School Signs Six Megawatt Solar Power Purchase Agreement with TurtleEnergy", Lawrenceville School News, September 3, 2010. Accessed July 27, 2011. "Fully operational, the solar array will produce 8,500 megawatt-hours annually of clean electricity or more than 90 percent of the School's needs, offset 5,300 short tons (4,800 t) of CO
2, and provide a setting to teach sustainable energy and the use of materials, land, and water in ways that promote ecological literacy and sustainability. The natural slope of the 30-acre site, currently part of a 268-acre (1.08 km2) farm that is a part of Lawrenceville's 700-acre campus, will make the solar farm invisible from Route 206 and only partially visible from Lewisville Road."
- Taylor Smith, "History of the Association," The Phillipian (Phillips Academy), February 14, 2008
- George Akerlof: Nobel Prize Autobiography, accessed April 2, 2007. "The Princeton Country Day School ended at grade nine. At that point most of my classmates dispersed among different New England prep schools. Both for financial reasons and also because they preferred that I stay at home, my family sent me down the road to the Lawrenceville School."
- "NOTABLE ALUMNI". The Lawrenceville School. Retrieved April 4, 2014.
- via Associated Press. "ANDREWS TO QUIT CONGRESS CAREER; New York Representative, on Advice of Doctor, Will Not Seek Re-election, He States", The New York Times, June 2, 1948. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- Staff. "Princeton Talks, America Listens", The Michigan Daily, March 2, 1984. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- David Baird, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed August 26, 2007.
- Weisman, Steven R. "Saudi Arabia's Longtime Ambassador to the U.S. Is Resigning", The New York Times, July 21, 2005. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Like Prince Bandar, Prince Turki was educated in the United States, at the Lawrenceville School and Georgetown University, but is said to be a more cautious, ascetic and intellectual figure unlikely to cut the same swath that his predecessor did, especially in establishing intimate ties with powerful Americans."
- Slaymaker, S.R. II. Five Miles Away: The Story of The Lawrenceville School. Lawrenceville, NJ: 1985.
- Dewey Follett Bartlett, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed March 14, 2012. "born in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio, March 28, 1919; educated in Marietta, Ohio, public schools and Lawrenceville Preparatory School, Lawrenceville, N.J."
- Dierks Bentley ’93 Wins CMA Horizon Award, Lawrenceville School, November 16, 2005. Accessed September 30, 2007.
- Rasmussen, Tracy. "His life is like a country song", Reading Eagle, March 22, 2007. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Raised in Phoenix, Ariz., his parents sent him across the country to the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey to keep him out of trouble."
- Staff. "Judith A. Lund Becomes Bride Of Barton Biggs; Augustana Lutheran in Washington Is Scene of Their Marriage", The New York Times, June 13, 1959. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- "Brady, Thomas P., 1903-1973", Civil Rights Digital Library. Accessed July 24, 2014. "He attended the Lawrenceville Preparatory School, New Jersey, and graduated in 1923."
- George Houston Brown, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 1, 2007.
- Gussow, Mel. "James Merrill Is Dead at 68; Elegant Poet of Love and Loss", The New York Times, February 7, 1995. Accessed March 14, 2012. "He went to Lawrenceville School, where one of his close friends and classmates was the novelist Frederick Buechner."
- Staff. "A brief list of Lawrenceville luminaries", The Times (Trenton), January 31, 2010. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- Times Topics: Jay Carney, The New York Times, updated March 17, 2011. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Mr. Carney grew up in Northern Virginia. He attended the Lawrenceville School, an exclusive boarding school near Princeton, N.J., and then Yale."
- Peters, Jeremy W. "Tests for a New White House Spokesman", The New York Times, March 16, 2011. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Mr. Carney grew up in Northern Virginia. He attended the Lawrenceville School, an exclusive boarding school near Princeton, and then Yale. But he did not have the blue-blood, silver-spoon-in-mouth pedigree of many of his peers."
- Hischak, Thomas S. The Oxford Companion to the American Musical: Theatre, Film, and Television, p. 142. Oxford University Press, 2008. ISBN 0-19-533533-3. Accessed march 14, 2012. "Chaplin was born in Los Angeles, son of the celebrated filmmaker Charles Chaplin, and educated at Lawrenceville Academy before joining the army."
- Homer Edward Moyer, ed. (1935). Who's Who and What to See in Florida. Current Historical Company of Florida. p. 77. Retrieved 2008-08-08.
- Lamb, Yvonee Shinhoster. "Richard Dean; Model and Photographer Appeared on TV's 'Cover Shot'", The Washington Post, January 17, 2007. Accessed January 27, 2011. "Mr. Dean graduated from Winston Churchill High School in Potomac and the Lawrenceville School in Princeton, N.J."
- via Associated Press. "IOWA FARMERS RESUME PICKETING ON ROADS; Small Groups Patrol Several High- ways as Leader Orders Spread of Movement for Higher Prices.", The New York Times, September 28, 1932. Accessed January 27, 2011.
- "Major Sir Hamish Forbes, Bt: Champion of Highland and Gaelic culture who as a wartime PoW had been decorated for his numerous escape attempts", The Times, September 20, 2007. Accessed October 24, 2007. "Hamish Stewart Forbes was educated at Eton, at Lawrenceville in the United States and the School of Oriental and African Studies in London."
- James, George. "Malcolm Forbes, Publisher, Dies at 70", The New York Times, February 26, 1990. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Young Forbes attended the Lawrenceville School and Princeton University, where he majored in politics and economics."
- "Frank Is Unanimous Selection As Yale's 1937 Football Leader; Star Halfback, Kelley and Pond Are Among Speakers at Dinner, After Which Eli Gridiron Squad Disbands – Williams Wins the Managerial Competition, With Wickwire Next.", The New York Times, November 24, 1936.
- Taylor, Jr., Stuart. "MAN IN THE NEWS: CHARLES FRIED; COURT VOICE OF REAGANISM", The New York Times, October 24, 1985. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Mr. Fried attended public schools in New York City, the Lawrenceville School in New Jersey ('where I think the most important things I learned were Latin and Greek') and Princeton University, where he studied comparative literature and philosophy."
- Robert F. Goheen Papers, 1939-2008 (bulk 1939-2000): Finding Aid, Princeton University Library. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Robert (Bob) Francis Goheen was born on August 15, 1919, in Vengurla, India, where his father, Robert H.H. Goheen, a doctor, and his mother Anne Goheen-Ewing, a teacher, were Presbyterian missionaries. In 1934, Goheen moved to the United States to finish his high school education at the Lawrenceville School, in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Graduating with honors after two years, he entered Princeton University as member of the class of 1940."
- Truell, Peter. "A Fallen King In Search of a Lesser Throne", The New York Times, May 3, 1998. Accessed April 15, 2012. "Mr. Gutfreund attended high school in Scarsdale and then transferred to the Lawrenceville School, a prep school in New Jersey."
- Richard Halliburton Papers, 1916-1975: Finding Aid , Princeton University Library. Accessed April 15, 2012. "The papers span Halliburton's short but adventurist life: from his telling fifth form, Lawrenceville School essay Disillusioned, through his Princeton University years (Princeton class of 1921), his years of worldwide travel, lecturing, and writing, to his posthumously-published autobiography of letters to his parents (1940).
- Turner, Wallace. "Father Under Pressure; Randolph Apperson Hearst Ironical Circumstance", The New York Times, February 16, 1974. Accessed April 15, 2012. "After attending Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, he spent a semester at Harvard, where his father also had left without taking a degree."
- Staff. "Owen Johnson", Time (magazine), March 31, 1924. Accessed April 15, 2012. "When Owen Johnson was a boy at Lawrenceville, he must have played the part of a boy for all it was worth; likewise when he was at Yale, where it is known that he entered into undergraduate activity and argument with heat."
- Warsh, David vis The Boston Globe. "Ecology and economics are coming together in theory and in practice", Chicago Tribune, May 24, 1992. Accessed April 15, 2012. "Leopold was a well-born Iowa youth, a Lawrenceville School preppie and a Yale Forest School graduate who joined the U.S. Forest Service in 1909."
- Huey Lewis profile, Back to the Future, accessed December 26, 2006.
- Hall M. Lyons obituary, The Shreveport Times, July 26, 1998
- John Van Antwerp MacMurray Papers, 1715-1988 (bulk 1913-1942): Finding Aid, Princeton University Library. Accessed September 3, 2012. "The correspondence with both his parents documents MacMurray's life at boarding school in New Jersey (Captain Wilson’s Collegiate Institute at Newton 1891-1895 and Lawrenceville School 1895-1898), which is supplemented by Junius Wilson’s correspondence with the headmasters of both institutes (Subseries 2A)."
- Hunter, Jefferson. "Joseph Moncure March: Poem Noir Becomes Prizefight Film", The Hudson Review, Summer 2008. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Never a particularly good student, March was sent to the Lawrenceville School for finishing.... In its handsome hardbound volume, with illustrations by March’s Lawrenceville classmate Reginald Marsh, The Wild Party was a success"
- "CELEBRATING THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE LAWRENCEVILLE SCHOOL", Rush D. Holt in the Congressional Record - Extensions of Remarks, September 29, 2010. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Lawrenceville has a proud history of public service. Graduates include three New Jersey Governors, Charles Olden, Joel Parker and Rodman Price, who also served as a Member of Congress; Lowell P. Weicker, who served as both Senator and Governor of Connecticut; Charles Fried, who was appointed by President Reagan as Solicitor General of the United States; J. Harvie Wilkinson, III, who sits on the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals; Ricardo Maduro, who was President of Honduras from 2002 to 2006; Brigadier General Horace Porter, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in the Union Army; and World War I Aviator, Jarvis Offutt for whom Offutt Air Force Base is named."
- Severo, Richard. "William H. Masters, a Pioneer in Studying and Demystifying Sex, Dies at 85", The New York Times, February 19, 2001. Accessed March 14, 2012. "William Howell Masters was born Dec. 27, 1915, in Cleveland to Francis Wynne Masters and Estabrooks Taylor Masters, who were well off and who saw to it that their son was given an excellent education. He was sent to the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J., after which he attended Hamilton College in Clinton, N.Y."
- Lehmann-Haupt, Christopher. "Harold W. McGraw Jr., Publisher, Dies at 92", The New York Times, March 24, 2010. Accessed March 14, 2012. "After attending the Lawrenceville School and nearby Princeton University, graduating in 1940, Mr. McGraw was a captain in the Army Air Forces during World War II."
- Army Football: From Michie to the New Millennium, CSTV. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Yet, little of this history would be possible without the efforts of Dennis Mahan Michie, who was born at West Point on April 10, 1870. Michie attended Lawrenceville Prep when of high school age and learned to play the game of football quite well."
- Clement Woodnutt Miller, United States Congress. Accessed June 2, 2007.
- Staff. "Institute Announces Appointment of Paul Moravec as Artist-in-Residence", Institute for Advanced Study, May 26, 2007. Accessed April 15, 2012. "Born in Buffalo, New York, Moravec attended the Lawrenceville School and received his B.A. in music composition from Harvard University in 1980."
- Konigsberg, Eric. "Why Is the Blond Smiling?", The New York Times, October 21, 2007. Accessed December 24, 2008. "The Mortimers have been a couple since their days at Lawrenceville, the New Jersey boarding school."
- Rodman McCamley Price, Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed September 24, 2007.
- Carter, Lance. "Q & A: Community’s Jim Rash", DailyActor.com, November 19, 2010. Accessed January 25, 2012.
- Laurence Arthur Rickels - Biography, European Graduate School. Accessed March 14, 2012. "Very early in his career in 1972, Laurence Rickels received Second Place for the Morton Prize for his work on inhibited mourning as a pathogenic force in Nazi concentration camp survivors. This was the result of an independent study he did just south of Princeton at The Lawrenceville School."
- Ryan, Bob. "Noah was prepped to win", The Boston Globe, March 31, 2006. accessed March 14, 2012. "The Lawrenceville School is a distinguished prep school located in Lawrenceville, N.J., a small community equidistant from Trenton and Princeton.... A wealthy alum named Edwin Lavino, Class of 1905, provided a way-ahead-of-its-time Field House in 1950 (colleges would crave it today) and it was inside that building that Hill, Class of 1972 and Noah, Class of 2004, took Lawrenceville basketball to its greatest heights; yes, sadly, even higher than when Yours Truly performed for the varsity more than 40 years ago."
- Lawrenceville, Paul Schmidtberger ’82. September 24, 2007.
- Staff. "SALLY J. FERGUSON MANHASSET BRIDE; She Is Escorted by Father at Marriage to Sheridan G. Snyder, Virginia Senior", The New York Times, August 17, 1957. Accessed November 7, 2011. "The Congregational Church of Manhasset was the scene this afternoon of the marriage of Miss Sally Jayne Ferguson to Sheridan Gray Snyder.... The bridegroom, a senior at the University of Virginia, where he and his bride will continue their studies, attended the Lawrenceville (N.J.) School and was graduated from Friends Academy in Locust Valley."
- Franks, Norman; Dempsey, Harry. American Aces of World War I, p. 76, Osprey Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84176-375-6. Accessed July 5, 2011. "William H Stovall came from Stovall, Mississippi, born in 1895, on the family cotton plantation, the son of a civil war colonel. Graduating from Lawrenceville School, New Jersey, in 1913 he moved to Yale in 1916."
- Weinraub, Bernard. "The Talk of Hollywood; Anti-Semitism Film Strikes a Chord With Its Producers", The New York Times, September 14, 1992. Accessed July 5, 2011. "'It was such an eerie coincidence that when I got to Paramount, this project that I had nothing to do with in the first place looked like it was a homage to my own experiences at prep school,' said Mr. Tartikoff, who grew up in Freeport, L.I., and attended the Lawrenceville School in Lawrenceville, N.J., from 1962 to 1966."
- "Advisory Board". ckwri.tamuk.edu. Retrieved May 16, 2012.
- "Taki Theodoracopulos", The Guardian. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Taki Theodoracopulos was born on August 11, 1937, in Greece. He was educated in the United States at The Lawrenceville School, New Jersey; at the University of Virginia; and in England at Pentonville Prison, just outside London."
- Lowell Palmer Weicker, Jr., Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. Accessed December 16, 2007.
- Birger, John. "The woman who called Wall Street's meltdown", CNNMoney, August 6, 2008. Accessed July 5, 2011. "Whitney, 38, grew up in Bethesda, Md., one of three daughters born to Richard Whitney, a venture capitalist and onetime official in Richard Nixon's Department of Commerce (but not part of the famous Whitney clan that includes Eli and John Hay Whitney), and Barbara Gentry, an executive recruiter. She prepped at Lawrenceville, graduated from Brown University in 1992 (Whitney and I overlapped at Brown but didn't know each other), and has been working in Wall Street research pretty much ever since."
- Sontag, Deborah. "The Power of the Fourth", The New York Times, March 9, 2003. Accessed November 7, 2011. "A warm, gracious and patrician Virginian, Wilkinson, 58, appears slight and owlish in his civilian clothes -- blue blazer, gold buttons -- yet commanding in his robes. The son of a banker, the future judge attended boarding school at Lawrenceville and college at Yale before returning to Virginia to study law."
- Kim, Suki. "Q&A: The Meaning of Asian-American", Newsweek, July 10, 2003. Accessed November 7, 2011. "Once, I showed up at an audition for an all-American role, and they said, oh, you are not exactly what we are looking for, and I said, what do you mean?, I went to Lawrenceville boarding school [in New Jersey] and Columbia University, why am I not all-American?"
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