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A Welcome from our Head of School
Dear Students and Families,
The world has never had a more pressing need for individuals who possess the understanding and skill to provide leadership for the complex communities and conditions of today. Lawrence Academy’s distinct history supports this need. We were founded over 225 years ago in an environment aimed at forming a citizenry. Education was something to be shared, not hoarded, to build a society for the greater good. Our motto, Omnibus Lucet, means "The light shines for all." Our drive and interest are outwards, not inwards, and we want to be an open door for the benefit of others.
Towards such ends, people and institutions need to be mission-grounded and -driven, and our mission individually and collectively is based in human recognition, inspiration towards noble ends, and the acceptance of personal responsibility in all we are and all we do. These are high ideals, but they are all and only realized in the minute day-to-day experiences of living in close community together. Campus-based education, encompassing all the hours of the day and all the dimensions of life, is the strongest form of education, and that is what we do and who we are.
Through each and every program and each and every space on our campus, we strive towards the most invigorating, transformative experience available to young people today. We are eager to transcend the boundaries of our classroom and our campus as well, understanding that the futures our students are heading towards will likewise transcend boundaries and conventions. Our students need to be prepared to engage in a completely altered future of work and life, so we provide them tools and experience to adapt and thrive.
Most importantly, everything we do is based in a true joy and affinity for the high school experience and students this age. There is no other time in life when identity is formed more dynamically and zealously. We relate to the students in our care with a sense of generosity, optimism, respect, and genuine interest. Our educational program is designed to "recognize, inspire, support, and empower."
Ultimately, our interest is student empowerment, and our students are at the center of everything we do. We feel we deliver a depth of care and a quality of experience unrivaled amongst high schools.
Come see how we shine!
Dan Scheibe, Head of School
Our Favorite Traditions
Mr. Scheibe is all about our Lawrence Academy traditions. His favorite? Spoon Hunt for sure. But whether it's Spirit Week or Mountain Day, LA has so much to offer. Visit our Traditions page to learn more.
Hitting the Books
Interested in learning more about Lawrence Academy's many class offerings? Visit our Academic pages to discover the options.