Letter from the Director

This summer, Lawrenceville will welcome more than 150 students to campus for our Lawrenceville Summer Scholars Program. Our students range from 6-9th grade and join us to accelerate their work in the academic subjects they pursue at school or to take enrichment courses to which they may not have access during their academic year.

Every year, Lawrenceville faculty members are joined by experienced teachers from middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. We hope to create a vibrant community of professional teachers who have in common the desire to share their passions with students in small, seminar-style classes and in mentoring relationships with students. Teachers will collaborate closely with one another in order to support our students’ learning not only skills in our disciplines but also about learning, more generally. The Lawrenceville School prides itself on supporting students’ learning not only by teaching the course content but also inspiring their curiosity, developing their ability to ask elucidating questions and to take joy in their learning; we aim to teach students to be resilient as they work towards mastery.

This summer, we are thrilled to extend our work with students beyond the classroom into our historic Houses, as well as into Philadelphia and New York. Happily, we are now able to hire rising college seniors and recent college graduates as interns. This internship is for those who aspire to be teachers and who are eager to take part in an academic summer program, both because of a desire to be mentored by seasoned faculty and to play a critical role in shaping the experience of our summer scholars, especially in our residential Houses.

We will choose prefects from among our recent Lawrenceville graduates, and these young leaders will model for our students how best to belong to a residential community and what it means to be a Lawrentian.

Thank you for your interest in the program,

Bernadette Teeley

Executive Director, Lawrenceville Summer Scholars

 

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