Lawrenceville Summer Scholars
is a program of
The Lawrenceville School
Here are the answers to the most frequently asked questions about program details, admission and pricing, and student life,to make sure you feel comfortable, confident, and excited to start the summer at Lawrenceville.
The program runs from Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024. We kindly ask that all Residential Scholars arrive on Sunday, July 7, 2024 between 2:00-4:00 PM EST. All Residential Scholars should be picked up before 5:30 PM EST on Friday, July 26, 2024.
Registrations are accepted on a rolling basis. However, space in our program is limited and registration will close once that capacity is reached. We encourage families to sign up early to guarantee space in their first-choice classes.
The School will refund 50% of the Tuition Deposit for Participants who notify the School in writing on or before April 14, 2024 that they will not be attending the Program. The Application Fee is not refundable.
Withdrawal on or after April 15, 2024:
The School will not refund any part of the Application Fee, the Tuition, or the Tuition Deposit on or after April 15, 2024.
International Scholars applying from China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Thailand:
We are proud to join the list of top colleges and universities as well as peer independent schools utilizing Vericant, a trusted video interview service, to provide you with this personal touch to your registration. All International Scholars from the countries listed above are required to complete Vericant's Spoken English Evaluation (SEE) through Vericant's website BEFORE registering for LVSS IF English is not their native language. LVSS Scholars from these six countries must receive a score between 4.0-6.0 from Vericant's SEE to register for the program. If a Scholar does not receive a score between 4.0-6.0, they are not eligible to attend the program.
If English is not your Scholar's native language BUT they are fluent, you may still finalize registration before completing your mandatory Vericant interview. Directions can be found by starting our online application.
International Scholars from other countries are not required to complete the Vericant interview at this time.
Lawrenceville Summer Scholars does not offer shuttle service to and from airports, train stations, or bus depots. All Scholars are responsible for their own transportation on the day of arrival and the day of departure. There are many local companies and private transportation options, including A-1 Limosine ( https://a1limo.com/ ) and Spectrum Limosine and Transportation ( https://www.spectrumlimousine.com/ ).
Due to various Visa requirements in other countries, LVSS does not identify a specific type of Visa as a requirement. However, we do suggest that all families seeking documentation for any type of Visa print out their confirmation email, the statement attached to that email, and proof of payment to use in the process. LVSS is not able to offer additional assistance in obtaining a Visa. The Scholar must ensure that they are in compliance with United States immigration laws.
In the event of a natural, medical, or other illness or emergency, or as a result of disciplinary action, the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars team reserves the right to require all families to pick up their Scholar within four hours of receiving a phone call from a program administrator. All international Participants must provide the name, relationship, address at time of the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars, and US phone number of a local guardian who will take responsibility for the Scholar in such circumstances. Given the unpredictability of illnesses or emergencies, the Lawrenceville Summer Scholars requires all domestic families, especially those who do not live within four hours driving distance of the School, to provide Lawrenceville Summer Scholars with the name of a local guardian who Lawrenceville Summer Scholars can contact and who, in the event the family is not available to pick up the Scholar, to take responsibility for them.
Consistent with current state guidance, the School no longer requires community members to be vaccinated against COVID-19 but strongly encourages up to date vaccination. The School reserves the right to change this policy as circumstances warrant.
For the safety and security of our school community and visitors, we can only offer tours to families who are interested in enrolling in The Lawrenceville School for secondary education. Campus visits are reserved for prospective candidates for the upcoming academic year and families must register through the Lawrenceville Admission office: https://www.lawrenceville.org/admission/campus-visits
Our LVSS faculty and staff will be eagerly preparing our dorms and classrooms for the arrival of our Scholars and therefore cannot accommodate early arrivals. In addition, our faculty and staff begin preparing Scholar comments upon the conclusion of the program, and therefore we cannot accommodate Scholars staying past 5:30PM EST on Friday, July 26, 2024. However, we are able to assist families with early departures if travel plans necessitate.
Yes, you can reach a member of our administrative team for emergency, after hours needs by calling (609) 620-6684. Please note that non-emergency phone calls after hours should be directed to our regular office number at (609) 620-6683. All non-emergency messages will be returned by 9:00 AM ET the following business day.
The School's Health and Wellness Center is available to dispense approved medication with proper orders and documentation, offer basic first aid treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, and provide a place for Scholars' to temporarily rest, if appropriate. The School's Health and Wellness Center will not provide overnight care or mental health services for Scholars.
The Lawrenceville Summer Scholars program works to encourage both independence and interdependence within a living community. To succeed in this area, we have a cell phone policy for both residential and day scholars. A Scholar may not use his/her/their phone during the program unless the phone is being used for an educational purpose as suggested by the teacher, during a scheduled call-home time (Residential Scholars, or during carpool (Day Scholars). We will share more information about this policy via email in our pre-summer communications. Parents and guardians will always be able to reach a member of our administrative team during the program.
Class schedules are available by logging into the Family Portal at any time. In addition, your Scholar’s course selection was included on your registration statement via email immediately upon completion of your registration.
Scholars seeking admission to the program will be accepted if / when a space becomes available. The notification will be made via email. Depending on when the Scholar is offered a space, some classes might be full. However, our administrative team will work with each family to try and secure the best possible schedule for that Scholar.
If a space becomes available in one of our classes, we will offer the space to the first person on the waitlist for that class via email. Scholars typically have 48 hours to reply to the email before we offer that space to the next person on the waitlist.
All of our Humanities classes follow the same guidelines and focus on critical reading and writing; creative writing; grammar and syntax; the Harkness pedagogy; and much more. The various letters are affixed to each class simply to denote different sections in our database. Please feel free to pick any section.
Our program schedule is tightly packed with classes, activities, House time, and community programming. Scholars’ will have some down time on the weekends for additional recreational activities, and some time in the evenings before/after study hall to practice their exciting skills and hobbies. Please note that Scholars are not permitted to use the Pool or the Weight Room.
Scholars are housed in single, double, and triple dormitories. We assign roommates based on gender, age, and information provided in the Scholars' personal statement. If your Scholar has a friend or relative attending the Program whom they would like to room with, please send a roommate request to email@example.com. Requests must be received from the guardians of both Scholars, or one request can be sent with all guardians copied on the email. Although we cannot guarantee that all requests are granted, we will do our best to accommodate roommate requests.
Yes, there are washers and dryers in all dormitories. Detergent (and lessons on how to do laundry) will be provided, but Scholars should bring a roll of quarters for the machines. In addition, Residential Scholars are able to send out their laundry in the middle of the program to have it washed, dried, and folded by All Prep Laundry.
All Residential Scholars participate in our weekend activities. Weekend activities will be announced via email and instagram in the Spring. Day Scholars are not permitted to join our weekend programming.
Only LVSS Scholars and Faculty and Staff are permitted in the residence halls and other campus facilities during the duration of the program. If you’d like a tour of campus, you are welcome to contact our Admissions Department and a representative from their office will escort you around campus. If you’d like to visit your Scholar on campus, we ask that you email firstname.lastname@example.org so we can help find a comfortable, family-friendly location for a visit. If you would like to take your Residential Scholar off campus for the weekend, we also ask that you kindly email email@example.com so we can help arrange pick-up / drop-off details.