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Applying to Lawrence Academy

Thank you for your interest in applying to Lawrence Academy! If you have any questions about the application process, please feel free to call us at (978) 448-1530 or email the Admissions Office.

1. Student Inquiry Form

We want to get to know you! Complete and submit the online inquiry form.

2. Virtual Interview

Schedule a virtual interview by e-mailing or calling the Admissions Office at 978-448-1530.

While a tour is not required during the summer months, we highly recommend that you take advantage of some of our virtual tour options before your virtual interview as a way to get to know Lawrence Academy and all about our community and educational program. Check out the virtual touring options here.

3. Testing

In keeping with the practices of a growing number of peer schools around the country as well as a number of the nation's most selective colleges and universities, the Admissions Office is pleased to announce that Lawrence Academy will implement a test-optional SSAT policy beginning with the 2020-2021 admissions season. In evaluating our candidates, we will center on students’ interviews, personal essays, co-curricular endeavors, teacher recommendations, community involvement, and transcripts.

Applicants whose first language is not English are required to demonstrate their proficiency in English by submitting either the TOEFL or IELTS results.

International students: Register for the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) here. Lawrence Academy’s school code for the TOEFL is 8021.

4. Complete the Application

Gateway to Prep SchoolsOur application deadline is January 15, 2021, for all candidates. A completed application requires the submission of the following items:

  • Candidate Profile
  • Personal Essays
  • Parent Statement
  • Current English Teacher Recommendation
  • Current Math Teacher Recommendation
  • Guidance Counselor/Principal Recommendation
  • School Transcript – Current & Previous Academic Year
  • Application fee ($75)

SAOReady to take one step closer to becoming a Spartan? Begin our application now! Lawrence Academy accepts two applications: the Standard Application Online (SAO) or the Gateway to Prep School Application. You are only required to complete one of these applications, and we do not prefer one over the other.

5. Admission Decisions

Admission decisions will be posted on March 10, 2021.

6. Revisit & Enroll

Lawrence Academy will host Revisit Days for accepted students in early April 2021. Your signed reservation agreement and tuition deposit are due by Wednesday, April 10.

Some frequently asked questions (FAQ)

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Is an interview required?

No. Interviews are not always required. Applicants will be contacted by the admissions office if an interview is needed. Lawrence Academy encourages on campus visits by applicants.

Is the SLEP test accepted?

No. Lawrence Academy only accepts the SSAT or TOEFL.

When is the application deadline?

January 15.

Does Lawrence Academy offer Spring Enrollment?


May students attend for a partial year?

No. Lawrence Academy expects all students to attend for a full academic year.

Does Lawrence Academy provide financial aid to International Students?

Financial Aid is limited for International Students.

Does Lawrence Academy issue the I-20s?

Yes, once a student has applied, been admitted, and enroll at Lawrence Academy. The family must also provide Lawrence Academy with financial certification and proof of the applicant’s citizenship before an I-20 is mailed.
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