Applying to LA
Here is a checklist of requirements that will guide you through the application process:
*Please note: All of these pieces must be received by our Admissions Office by February 1 (January 15 for international candidates and domestic day candidates) in order to complete your application. Our inquiry form and application are now available online.
1. Schedule a visit to Lawrence Academy.
Please call the Admissions Office at (978) 448-1530 to schedule an appointment between the months of September and February (by January 15 for international candidates and domestic day candidates). A visit will include a student-guided tour of campus and a personal interview with an admissions officer. Appointments are available Monday through Friday during the academic day. Please see additional information for international students regarding interviews.
2. Register for testing (SSAT or TOEFL).
You can register online for the SSAT test by visiting www.ssat.org, or you can download a registration form from their site and register by mail or fax. For more information, you can call the SSAT at (609) 683-4440. To have test scores automatically sent to Lawrence Academy, use the code number 4552.
All non-native speakers of English are required to take either the SSAT or the TOEFL exam. To register for the TOEFL, you can call (609) 921-9000, or visit their web site www.toefl.org. Their email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lawrence Academy code number for the TOEFL test is 8021.
For grade 11 applicants, the PSAT and SAT are accepted at Lawrence Academy.
3. Distribute the reference forms.
Give the English, Math, Science (grade 10 and 11 applicants only), Guidance Counselor, and Transcript Release Forms to the appropriate teachers at your school, along with the stamped envelopes addressed to Lawrence Academy. Ask them to complete the forms and return them to Lawrence Academy no later than February 1 (January 15 for international applicants and domestic day applicants). The forms are all available at the right.
4. Submit your application.
You may apply with our secure online application using this link. If you prefer to apply using a paper application, please download and print the one found here. Lawrence Academy will also accept the Common Application. You may click here for a link to the Common Application online. When you get to the SSAT page, click on the "Apply to Schools" link in the upper left corner of the page.
5. Apply for financial aid.
Apply online using the School and Student Service at sss.nais.org. You may instead submit a paper financial aid application to SSS. To obtain a paper application, you may download one from their website or request Lawrence Academy to send you one.
Send last year’s 1040s and all schedules directly to SSS by January 15 and the current year's W2s by February 15. Current year's complete tax return is due by April 15. (Please note that checking the Financial Aid box on the application form is not an automatic application for financial aid.) Please contact the Admissions Office if you require assistance.
The address for SSS is:
School and Student ServicesPO Box 449Randolf, MA 02368-0449For overnight mail, families should use this address: School and Student Services437 Turnpike StreetCanton, MA 02021
Important note: It is critical that you include a PFS cover sheet so that SSS can properly tie the documents with the application. This form is available in the paper financial aid application or you may download it from their website.
6. Admission Decisions
Admission decision letters will be mailed on March 10. Your signed reservation agreement and tuition deposit are due by April 10.