Virtus Semper Viridis
"Virtue is Always Green"
|Type||Private, Day & Boarding, College-prep|
|Head Master||Stephen S. Murray|
|Faculty||113.3 (on FTE basis)|
|Student to teacher ratio||7.2:1|
|Campus||700 acres (2.8 km2)|
|Athletics conference||Mid-Atlantic Prep League, New Jersey Independent Schools Athletic Association|
|Sports||21 sports teams|
|Rival||The Hill School|
|Average SAT scores||670 critical reading
|Endowment||$374 Million (as of June 2014)|
The Lawrenceville School is a coeducational, independent college preparatory boarding school for students in ninth through twelfth grades. The school is located on 700 acres (2.8 km2) in the historic Lawrenceville section of Lawrence Township, in Mercer County, New Jersey, United States, located 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 2013-14 school year, the school had an enrollment of 817 students and 113.3 classroom teachers (on an FTE basis), for a student–teacher ratio of 7.2:1. 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 its 2015 rankings, Business Insider ranked the school's tuition as the second-most expensive private high school tuition in the United States, with tuition and fees of $48,700 behind the $49,092 charged by Connecticut's Salisbury School. In the five years that the publication has report its rankings, it was the first time that Lawrenceville was not the top-ranked school.
One of the oldest preparatory schools in the United States, 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 starring 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, the Hill School, Governor Dummer Academy, and the American College of Sofia in 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.
The school's weekly, student-run newspaper, The Lawrence, is the third oldest secondary school newspaper in the United States, after the Phillippian and The Exonian, Phillips Exeter Academy's and Phillips Academy Andover's weeklies, respectively. The Lawrence has been published regularly since 1881. Students comprise the editorial board and make all decisions for the paper, consulting with two faculty advisors at their own discretion.
Other student run publications include The First Amendment, a monthly political magazine founded in 2010, LMAG a semesterly fashion magazine, and the Lit, an award winning literary magazine published three times a year. The Lit was founded in 1895 by author Owen Johnson, who went on to write the Lawrenceville Stories. Also published annually are the Olla Pod, the yearbook, Lawrencium, the science research journal, and Prize Papers, a compilation of the best academic work in the English Department by that year's IVth Form class.
Memorial Hall at Lawrenceville School
Location in Mercer County, New Jersey
|Location||Main Street, Lawrenceville, New Jersey|
|Area||17.74 acres (7.18 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.
Heads of school include:
- Isaac Van Arsdale Brown, 1810-1834
- Alexander Hamilton Phillips, 1834-1837
- Samuel McClintock Hamill, 1837-1883
- James Cameron Mackenzie, 1883-1899
- Simon John McPherson, 1899-1919
- Mather Almon Abbott, 1919-1934
- Allan Vanderhoef Heely, 1934-1959
- Bruce McClellan, 1959-1986
- Josiah Bunting III, 1987-1995
- Philip Harding Jordan Jr., 1995-1996
- Michael Scott Cary, 1996-2003
- Elizabeth Anne Duffy, 2003-2015
- Stephen S. Murray, 2015–present
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 designer ('he was not a degree-holding architect) Frederick Law Olmsted, who is most famous for co-designing New York City's Central Park; Olmstead, partnered with Englishman, degree-certified, often egregiously forgotten in print today, master-architect Calvert Vaux). 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 is The Hill School of Pottstown, Pennsylvania, which it competes against as one six schools in the Mid-Atlantic Prep League. 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, however after major campaigning, the house football system was reinstated as tackle, 6-man football.
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 and field team completed its season undefeated, placing first in the NJISSAA and MAPL. 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 had won 103 dual meets in a row; The boys team has not lost a dual meet, a Prep State A championship, or the MAPL championship since 2006. In winter 2014, the 4x55 Shuttle Hurdle Relay team was 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.
Lawrenceville has many notable alumni, including a number of those prominent in public life in America and abroad, such as former President of Honduras Ricardo Maduro, Congressman Patrick Murphy, federal judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, and former Senator and Governor of Connecticut Lowell P. Weicker, Jr..
Other prominent alumni include for Obama press secretary Jay Carney, the musicians Huey Lewis and Dierks Bentley, writers including Owen Johnson, James Merrill, and Frederick Buechner, and business executives like Disney CEO Michael Eisner, Alibaba Vice Chairman Joseph Tsai, former Mobil president Rawleigh Warner, Jr., athletes Joakim Noah and Bobby Sanguinetti, and academics including the theorist Laurence A. Rickels and Nobel prize winning economist George Akerlof.
- R. Inslee Clark, Jr. (1935–1999), Director of Undergraduate Admissions at Yale University.
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- Thornton Wilder (1897–1975), playwright and novelist
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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."
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