The 2020/2021 Gateway to Prep Schools application is now available.
PLEASE NOTE: Our web servers run on Universal Time, which may differ from your time zone. However, our system takes that into consideration. If the system permits you to submit, your application will be considered, regardless of the time/date stamped on your application.

Welcome to Lawrenceville!

At the heart of Lawrenceville is the belief that our students dig deeper, reach higher, and stretch further when they feel the embrace of supportive peers and the mentorship of caring adults who know when and how to challenge them. That’s the Lawrenceville difference. This sense of community is fostered by the close-knit House system where young Lawrentians develop a deep sense of belonging; it is forged around the close confines of the Harkness table, where teachers engage the intellect, encourage students to grapple with ideas, and teach lifelong respect and humility.


Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School is a four-year, coeducational, college preparatory school of approximately 815 students, located in Lawrenceville, NJ - just five miles from Princeton and equidistant from New York City and Philadelphia. Our diverse student body comes from 32 states and 40 countries. Approximately 31.5% of the students currently enrolled receive financial aid; awards are made on the basis of demonstrated need.


We encourage you to visit our website to learn more about the application process and our multitude of academic, athletic, and arts programs in which you may have an interest. If you have not already filled out our Inquiry Form, please do so here. We look forward to getting to know you in detail as you embark on this exciting journey!

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For assistance, please contact the Gateway to Prep Schools directly.