The Virtual Scholars program delivers the Lawrenceville experience for Scholars across the country and around the world, exclusively online. Scholars are known by, and personally engaged with, their teachers and Prefects. Classes are small and discussions are meaningful. Lawrenceville virtual traditions are based on the same School pillars of House and Harkness
Virtual Scholars: July 10 - 28
Classes meet every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday
Sun Program: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm ET
Moon Program: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET
Morning and Evening Sessions
Each session offers nine, three-hour class days, spread over the three weeks. Scholars choose whether they will attend as a SUN ☼ or a MOON ☾ during July 10 - July 28, 2023. All times listed are Eastern Time.
|☼ Sun Times||☾ Moon Times||Activities|
|9:00 AM - 10:25 AM||7:00 PM - 8:25 PM||Class #1, Including Daily Welcome and Harkness Skill of the Day|
|10:25 AM - 10:35 AM||8:25 PM - 8:35 PM||Break|
|10:35 AM - 11:55 AM||8:35 PM - 9:55 PM||Class #2|
ALL CLASSES meet ON Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays
Middle School Scholars
Scholars at the middle-school level will practice their Harkness skills in conversation with one other and dive deep into both humanities and STEAM courses, all under the guidance of expert faculty. Humanities skill development will focus on close reading, expository writing (clarity and organization), and discussion and presentation skills. The STEAM component asks Scholars to utilize their problem-solving abilities and demonstrate real-life application of classroom knowledge, including algebraic thinking and the scientific method.
High School Scholars
High-school level scholars participate in humanities and STEM classes with a specific focus on implementing Harkness skills for meaningful discussions and deeper understanding. The Virtual Scholars Program prepares Scholars for life in a rigorous academic setting, with a blend of creative, real-life, problem-solving challenges; reflective writing and discussion; and interdisciplinary study designed to develop geometry and algebra skills.
Technology Guidelines for Virtual Scholars
Intel Core I5/m5 or I7/m7 Processor or Higher, 8-12 GB
RAM Windows 10 Version 1607 or Higher
MaxOS X 10.14 ("Mojave") or Higher
Minimum 4-Mbps, Wired Connection Recommended
Check Your Speed at https://speedof.me
Courses will meet via Zoom and the learning management system Haiku.
Classroom teachers may use various apps, including FlipGrid to supplement course material.
Be prepared to use a microphone frequently during the program. Your laptop microphone might not be sufficient for clear participation; headsets are recommended.
We do not have a recommendation for a specific headset, but the earbuds that come with many smartphones will work well.
Students are expected to use a webcam during class.
Please see the enrollment agreement posted on the family portal.
Students should join class from a suitable, quiet location with a computer that permits full participation in class activities.
Please see the enrollment agreement for expectations about class participation and app usage.